SFA Education Assistance Program (aka SFA Scholarship Fund) was established and is designed to provide one-time scholarship grants to members, dependents and grandchildren of SFA members in good standing. The number of grants awarded and amounts are determined by the Scholarship Committee with the approval of the Association Board of Officers. Grants may be given in the name of individuals or corporations when funds are contributed directly for this purpose and is approved by the SFA Board of Officers. The Assistant Secretary who selects its committee members chairs the Scholarship Committee.
In Memoriam, Mitchel Allen Williamson
Mitchel Allen Williamson, 56, of Aberdeen, passed away Sunday, March 29, 2020, at his home.
Mitchel Allen Williamson was born on 09/18/1963 at Eglin AFB, Florida. He enlisted into the US Army on 02/22/1982. He began his military career in the Pathfinder Co at Ft. Rucker, AL as an 11B Infantryman. After completing the Special Forces Qualification course, Mitch continued his career in the Army by serving as a Special Forces soldier in the 10th, 7th, and 3d SF Groups. He retired as a MSG with A Co 2 BN, 1st Special Warfare Training Group at Ft Bragg, NC. After retirement Mitch lived in Pinehurst, NC with his wife, Stephanie, and had a very special bond with their beautiful daughter, Kendall. Mitch held a BS in Political Science, and enjoyed fishing, golf, and horses and was an active member of Special Forces Association Chapter 62.
USASOC History Office Launches Public Portal
The USASOC History Office on Fort Bragg now has an outward facing portal that all can access. Lots of products that should be of interest, to include articles, fact sheets, photos, icon bios, the list goes on and on. For example, the office just added two great Americans, MG Shachnow and COL Bank, as ARSOF…
North Carolina Green Beret fighting cancer, the government, over medical mistake – Story | WJZY
UPDATE Controversial Military Malpractice Policy May Be Closer to Overturn Than Ever https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/03/24/controversial-military-malpractice-policy-may-be-closer-overturn-ever.html Source: North Carolina Green Beret fighting cancer, the government, over medical mistake – Story | WJZY Sgt. 1st Class Richard Stayskal, a Green Beret from North Carolina, is battling stage four cancer, and now the government, after a medical mistake. SFC Richard Stayskal, a…
Military shooters from all over fired in spec ops sniper competition. Here’s who won.
The Army’s competition hosted teams of snipers from other services and other countries. Source: Military shooters from all over fired in spec ops sniper competition. Here’s who won. 1st place: USASOC 2nd place: USASOC 3rd place: Marine Corps Scout Sniper
Gun Collection Sale
Attached is the list of guns available from RJ’s collection. RJ is looking for a fair price, as the primary intent is to clear his home, and get the guns to a vetted, known community. From the several options discussed following the SFA 62 meeting, Sean will get first pick for the prize table at…
Two 1st Bn, 3 SFG(A) soldiers and One 26th Special Tactics Squadron airman killed in a blast in Afghanistan (click here)
A meal train has just been created for the Emond family. Below you will find the link. Please do not feel any pressure if you are unable to support in this way. Just wanted to provide you the information. Please let me know if you need anything as well. (Meal Assistance For the Emond Family…
Sidney Shachnow, 83, Is Dead; Holocaust Escapee and U.S. General – The New York Times
After leaving a forced labor camp in Lithuania under his uncle’s coat, he found his way to America, where he eventually commanded the Special Forces. Source: Sidney Shachnow, 83, Is Dead; Holocaust Escapee and U.S. General – The New York Times
Special thanks to the Veterans Guardian
Special thanks to the Veterans Guardian for the presentation at our September meeting. The VA disability claim process can be difficult and confusing to navigate. The Veterans Guardian’s mission is simple: to assist service members in receiving ALL of the VA benefits that they have EARNED through their service to the nation. Veterans Guardian is…
The OASIS Group Newsletter
It’s No Secret Source: The OASIS Group Newsletter
Ivan Castro to Run with The Bulls
Best wishes and good luck to Ivan Castro on the El Camino De Santiago pilgrimage from Saint Jean Pied de Port France to Santiago de Compostela Spain & Running With The Bulls CLICK HERE for Ivan’s message CLICK HERE for CBS Interview
RESULTS – 9th Annual USASOC / USAJFKSWCS International Sniper Competition 18 – 23 March 2018
This years top 5 teams are: 1st – 1st SFG, 2nd – USASOC, 3rd – USASOC, 4th – 10th SFG, 5th – Germany Special thanks to the sponsors that help make this event possible. Click on the sponsor to link to their home page Accu-Shot / B&T Industries Accuracy International ADS Amersports Arcteryx Armegeddon Gear Azimuth…
2018 – 9th Annual USASOC/USAJFKSWCS International Sniper Competition
FORT BRAGG, N.C. March 2018— Some of the best marksmen from across the globe gathered on Fort Bragg this week for a chance to test their mettle against their fellow sharpshooters. The U.S. Army Special Operations Command International Sniper Competition involved nearly two dozen teams from seven countries and four branches of the U.S. Armed Services….
Secrets, Denial, and, Decades Later, a Medal of Honor for a Vietnam Medic – The New York Times
Sgt. Gary Rose, a medic with an elite group of commandos in 1970, is to receive the first Medal of Honor acknowledging the heroics of a soldier on the ground in the Secret War in Laos. Source: Secrets, Denial, and, Decades Later, a Medal of Honor for a Vietnam Medic – The New York Times