Category Archives: Special

Special operations training center warns soldiers of symbols co-opted by extremists

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The John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School shared an infographic in recent weeks to familiarize leaders with some new extremist symbols after one of their medical courses had to change its logo because it was nearly identical to imagery used by an anti-government militia movement. The initiative isn’t focused on official Army logos, […]

1st Special Forces Command investigating PSYOP captain for involvement in Trump DC rally

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The 1st Special Forces Command is investigating a psychological operations captain for her involvement in the Jan. 6 pro- President Donald Trump rally in Washington, D.C., a spokesman tells Military Times. The command is investigating Capt. Emily Rainey’s involvement in the Wednesday rally. The 30-year-old psychological operations officer told the Associated Press she led 100 […]

Special Forces soldier charged in Rockford shooting may have PTSD, lawyer says

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CHICAGO — An attorney for a U.S. Army Special Forces sergeant arrested in what authorities called an apparently random shooting at an Illinois bowling alley that left three people dead told an initial hearing Monday that her client may suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. Duke Webb, 37, faces three counts of murder and three counts […]

Special Forces sergeant charged in Illinois bowling alley shooting that killed 3

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ROCKFORD, Ill. — A U.S. Army Special Forces sergeant based in Florida has been charged in an apparently random shooting at an Illinois bowling alley that left three people dead and three wounded, authorities said Sunday. Winnebago County State’s Attorney J. Hanley said Duke Webb, 37, has been charged with three counts of murder and […]

82nd Airborne’s special relationship with D-Day village endures virtually amid pandemic

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Troops from the 82nd Airborne Division held a virtual unboxing of postcards from the people of Sainte-Mère-Église, France on Tuesday, in a post-COVID continuation of the division’s long-standing relationship with the village that began on the morning of June 6, 1944 — D-Day. Before dawn that day, thousands of 82nd paratroopers floated into the village […]

Dive teams, special agents return to Outer Banks in case of slain paratrooper

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Army Criminal Investigation Command agents and members of the FBI’s Evidence Recovery and Dive Teams are currently conducting searches near the Cape Lookout National Seashore in North Carolina as part of the investigation into the death of Spc. Enrique Roman-Martinez, 21. Roman-Martinez, an 82nd Airborne Division paratrooper out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, was reported […]

Army special agents investigate two bodies found on Fort Bragg

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FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Army investigators are trying to find out details in the deaths of two men whose bodies were found at Fort Bragg, officials said Thursday. A statement from the North Carolina post said the bodies were found on Wednesday in a training area and that their deaths are not related to official […]

Army Special Forces veteran builds robot sparring partner

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Fighting, especially boxing and martial arts, were how Brent Verdialez filled his time as a young kid growing up in Fresno, California. Before he was 10 years old he was boxing, and shortly after that he learned Wing Chun, a style of kung fu. He later dedicated himself to a little known fighting style known […]

Army Special Forces veteran builds robot sparring partner

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Fighting, especially boxing and martial arts, were how Brent Verdialez filled his time as a young kid growing up in Fresno, California. Before he was 10 years old he was boxing, and shortly after that he learned Wing Chun, a style of kung fu. He later dedicated himself to a little known fighting style known […]

Army Special Forces veteran builds robot sparring partner

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Fighting, especially boxing and martial arts, were how Brent Verdialez filled his time as a young kid growing up in Fresno, California. Before he was 10 years old he was boxing, and shortly after that he learned Wing Chun, a style of kung fu. He later dedicated himself to a little known fighting style known […]