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Well,  the Navy is trying to downplay the special operations role the USS Ponce will play after it is converted into a floating base for anti-mining, coastal patrol and special operations missions in the Persian Gulf. The amphibious transport dock, commissioned in 1970 is being rapidly converted into an interim Afloat Forward Staging Base for […]

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In case you didn’t see this on Friday, the Pentagon is converting the 1970s-vintage amphibious assault ship USS Ponce into a mothership for special ops and countermining missions in the Middle East, the Washington Post is reporting. The 570-foot long ship’s big flight deck and well deck are well suited to carry the choppers and […]

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Army aviation officials, including several from the special operations side of the house, last week revealed that the special operations community will have a say in the design of the next generation of Army choppers. When asked last week during an army aviation conference sponsored by the Association of the U.S. Army last week if […]

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This is kind of funny. The same week that Tehran said that bad things would happen if the U.S. aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis returned to the Persian Gulf, American sailors rescued 13 Iranian fishermen who had been held hostage aboard their dhow (ship), the Al Molai, for several weeks by pirates in the […]

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So, the U.S. has opened up a new drone base in Africa to aid in the hunt for terror suspects in places like Somalia. Apparently, the Air Force has built a miltimillion dollar facility to host MQ-9 Reaper drones at a tiny airstrip in Arba Minch, Ethiopia. The Washington Post is reporting that the facility […]

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