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posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 07:03 AM
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Actually all Special Operations units are called Special Operations FORCES, that includes SEALs, 75th Ranger Regiment, USA SF, 160th SOAR, MARSOC, PJ's, Combat Controllers and all other units under USSOCOM.




posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 10:40 AM
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Yeah I was under the impression that SEALS and PJ's (everybody who isn't a green beret) go around calling themselves Special Ops. Whereas the term "Special Forces" is only used by the Green Berets and some other army units only.

I dunno, The guys I know in Spec Ops don't like to talk about it. The random months they are home they are just trying to have a few beers with me and decompress. Usually they want to talk more about their wife and the mess their home life is, asking favors to keep an eye on their family while they're gone etc...Every now and then give me some good martial arts tips or whatnot.

You guys are the experts on this subject so I value your input regarding your responses, thanks. As for me 'm just lucky to have the opportunity every now and then to share in some good company when some of my friends are back in town.
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posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 03:35 PM
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Yea everyone under USSOCOM is special ops that stands for United States Special Operations Command. We're ALL Spec Ops, PJ's SEALs, USAFCC, MARSOC the whole lot of us would be classified as Spec Ops but we're Special Operations Forces, You got the right idea.



posted on Sep, 1 2012 @ 01:08 PM
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Not sure if this has been mentioned yet, but look up "Seaspray", which was formed shortly before the 160th was. It also happened to be based at Ft. Eustis, VA.

From what I've been able to find out AvTEG is the current reincarnation of Seaspray. Only makes sense, since Ft. Eustis is also the Army's aviation logistics unit... and AvTEG is supposdly who you'd go to if the Army needs some Pakistani Hips or some such thing.
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posted on Sep, 1 2012 @ 05:59 PM
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The "Virginia Boys" is a silly nickname that I've heard once or twice. Usually this refers to folks in Special Operations Group (SOG) which is, itself, a branch of the Special Activities Division in the CIA's clandestine services wing.

Operatives who are hired for this position are usually former members of the special forces community. This does also include pilots. Primarily those from the USAF 24th Special Tactics Squadron or similar units.

One thing to note about members of the SOG, is that they never wear uniforms. Or American flags. Or anything else that could positively identify them as US citizens.



posted on Sep, 1 2012 @ 06:27 PM
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Originally posted by allenidaho
The "Virginia Boys" is a silly nickname that I've heard once or twice. Usually this refers to folks in Special Operations Group (SOG) which is, itself, a branch of the Special Activities Division in the CIA's clandestine services wing.

Operatives who are hired for this position are usually former members of the special forces community. This does also include pilots. Primarily those from the USAF 24th Special Tactics Squadron or similar units.

One thing to note about members of the SOG, is that they never wear uniforms. Or American flags. Or anything else that could positively identify them as US citizens.






Yep! GOOOOO SMU!



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 10:00 PM
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And before anyone searches for the SOG and gets excited at some blokes in black Cammo - the Victorian Police here in Australia call their equivalent to your SWAT, the SOG





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