I don’t usually make these types of posts but maybe I should start. During my run today I was thinking about this guy, #SASDude
, the British Special Air Services operator who happened to be in the midst of a terrorist attack on a hotel in Kenya. This man, or should I say beast, was out grocery shopping when this happened. Ran to his vehicle, geared up, took control of local first responders and went hunting. He saved countless lives and rescued many hostages and killed most, if not all, of the insurgents involved. This is any operators wet dream, to be able to respond like this and be a literal action movie hero in real life. This is why there should never be a spared expense when it comes to the training and equipment of SOF guys. He will be one of the greats, much respect. #SOF #ODA #CAG #JSOC #SAS #DevGru #OperatorAF #ChrisKyle #MarkOwens #MichaelMurphy #MarcusLuttrell #SpecialForces #DeOpressoLiber
during CBRNE training with the Unit, sometime in the early 00’s. Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives, or CBRNE for short, are measures taken to prevent, or stop attacks that use nuclear power to achieve a greater effect. These trainings were PROBABLY undertaken at the time due to the preparation of the Invasion of Iraq. #sfodd #cag #usa #usarmy #jsoc
There is still a war people. #Repost @unclesamsmisguidedchildren
Sgt. Cameron Meddock, 26, an #Army #Ranger
from the elite 75th Ranger Regiment, part of Joint Special Operations Command (#JSOC
), died Thursday in a #usmilitary
hospital from wounds received during a raid in Afghanistan, the #Pentagon
confirmed Friday. May he Rest In Peace. Thoughts to his family & friends through this difficult times. Another young brave man who sacrifices his life for his country and his brothers.
Pictured is MSgt Kevin Holland, a veteran Navy SEAL and Green Beret of the Joint-Special Operations Command (JSOC). Over the course of his nineteen-year career, MSgt Holland deployed more than 16 times in support of various special operations, and has conducted over 1500 combat missions. However, MSgt Holland’s most impressive feat was serving as an operational-member of both the Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU), and 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (1st SFOD-D).
MSgt Holland started off his career as a member of SEAL Team Eight, deploying once to Iraq during Desert Storm; conducting multiple special-reconnaissance and combat missions. Shortly thereafter, MSgt Holland was selected for assignment to the Naval Special Warfare Development Group; successfully completing the eight-month operator training referred to as ‘Green Team’. MSgt Holland served as an assaulter at DEVGRU from 1992-1995, leaving the Navy to become a Wildlife Commission Enforcement Officer.
Though it wouldn’t last long, as the September 11th terrorist attack was enough to motivate MSgt Holland to return to active-duty; to fight at the tip of the spear. At the recommendation of a former teammate, MSgt Holland assessed for the Army Special Mission Unit, successfully completing the Unit’s Operator Training Course. MSgt Holland served as an assaulter at 1st SFOD-D from 2002-2013, being medically-retired due to injuries sustained during a 2011 combat operation. He is a recipient of over 30 awards, including (but not limited to) two Purple Hearts, and Several Bronze Star Medals w/ Valor.