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The NRV Roller Girls will be unveiling a new league logo on Monday June 3, 2013 at 5:30PM at Frank’s Bar located inside 622 North in Blacksburg, VA. The new logo symbolizes the NRV Roller Girls’ f [ ... ]
The deadly tornadoes and massive storms sweeping the Midwest this week is an all-too-familiar reminder that Virginia must be prepared to face calamities of its own. With the 2013 hurricane season knoc [ ... ]
It's swim time! The Frog Pond Swimming Pool will be opening Sat., May 25, at 11 a.m. For more info on pool rentals, Aqua Zumba, our Rock the Pond Summer Concert and more, visit the Frog Pond online. T [ ... ]
The Christiansburg Aquatic Center will serve as an official host location for the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ (WLSL) on Tuesday, June 18, 2013. The 2013 WLSL event will take place at 11 a.m. [ ... ]
Beginning Friday, May 31st, a section of Route 612 (Stonewall Road) in Floyd County will be closed to traffic as crews replace a culvert in the area. The road will be closed approximately 1.6 miles fr [ ... ]
All town administrative offices will be closed. Blacksburg Transit will not be in service. The Community Center will be closed May 25-27. There will be no trash and recycling service in the SE quadran [ ... ]
Water play, inflatable fun, Fireman Wayne and his fire truck, parachute and bubble time. Tuesday - Friday, May 28-31, 10-11 am, Blacksburg Community Center Fee: $4 per child, $6 for two children per d [ ... ]
The Blue Ridge Center for Chinese Medicine is Opening the Doors Wide with an open house June 14-16. Hours are Friday and Saturday 10-5pm and Sunday 12-5pm. Tours and demonstrations will showcase the m [ ... ]
The Town of Blacksburg has received a request (RZN13-0003) to rezone a 3.4 acre portion of land on the eastern half of the 6.7 acre parcel located at 900 Prices Fork Road (Holiday Inn site) from Gener [ ... ]
There will be no trash and recycling service in the SE quadrant on Monday, May 27, due to the Memorial Day holiday. Make up service will be on Wednesday, May 29. Please have your trash cart and [ ... ]
- Category: Editor Blog
- Published on Monday, June 11, 2012 09:03
- Written by NRVNews
The team is comprised of active duty military or Department of Defense civilians assigned to U.S. Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, FL. Most are combat veterans with Special Operations background and served with the US Army Special Forces, commonly known as the elite Green Berets, while others served with US Army Rangers, the world's premier light infantry fighting force. The US Air Force is well represented with specialized combat controllers, para-rescue men and combat air crewmen. The US Navy is represented with US Navy SEALs and Special Warfare Combat Crewmen, and the US Marine Corps is represented by Special Operations Marines.
Special Operations Command was established in 1987 to bring Special Operations from all the services under one command headquarters. Special operators are highly skilled and trained in a variety of military missions ranging from direct combat to humanitarian assistance.
The command has approximately 60,000 active duty, Reserve and National Guard Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and DoD civilians assigned to the headquarters, its four components and one sub-unified command.
On any given day, more than 12,000 Special Operations Forces are deployed to over 70 countries worldwide, and you can meet at least ten of these special operations heroes who make our freedom a reality - at the airshow this September.