This "team" photo of the SOCOM bubba's that went to Libya only to be turned around struck me as odd. I rolled with it anyway because they were equipped the right way and the airplane originated in Stuttgart. I should have known better.
A little birdy landed in my inbox and left this note....
Those guys in the photos are staff pukes assigned to a special TF which is part of Special Operations Command-Africa (aka SOCAF) headquartered in Stuttgart at Kelley Barracks. Stuttgart is also home to 1/10th SFG and two Naval Special Warfare teams.Yeah. That makes a bit more sense. The weapons look sparkling new...maybe used once or twice. No wear on their webbing/packs...also new. I might be out of line here but they don't have the "hard look" that I associate with someone that depends on their conditioning to keep them alive.
Yep. Staff bubba's not operators.