Special operations and the cover of darkness go hand-in-hand. This photo gallery shows many of the incredible images that have been captured while personnel conduct training or are executing actual missions.
Special Operations at Night | Photo Gallery
Under Cover of Darkness
A U.S. Army Special Forces Sergeant with 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) looks for his team after a High Altitude Low Opening jump at the U.S. Army Yuma Training Ground. U.S. Army Photo Marines with Marine Special Operations Company Charlie, 1st Marine Raider Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, process intelligence and set up a visual tele-communication feed. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Steven Fox U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron board a Mi-17 from the 6th Special Operations Squadron at the flightline on Hurlburt Field, Fla., Aug. 23, 2012. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Williams A squad of U.S. Navy SEALs participate in Special Operations Urban Combat training. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Meranda Keller A Ranger assigned to 2nd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment provides security on McChord Airfield during a Multilateral Airborne Training (MLAT) exercise. U.S. Army photo By Spc. Gabriel Segura A French Air Force EC-725 Super Cougar receives fuel from a U.S. Air Force MC-130H Combat Talon II during a night mission over northwest Florida as part of Emerald Warrior March 5, 2018. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride Marine Raiders with 1st Marine Raider Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, provides security while conducting a simulated night-raid on a warehouse in Los Angeles, California, Sept. 3, 2015. U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Scott A. Achtemeier U.S. Soldiers with 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment and Marines with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152 conduct air delivered ground refueling during Exercise Yuma Horizon 19 at Imperial County Air Field, Imperial County, California Jan. 16, 2019. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Seth Rosenberg A U.S. Navy SEAL pilots a Swimmer Delivery Vehicle (SDV) during training in the Arabian Gulf. U.S. Navy photo U.S. Marines with 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division leave out of the back of an U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules with 374th Air Lift Wing during Yokota Parachute Operation at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Jan. 15, 2019. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Timothy Valero A U.S. Air Force combat rescue officer assigned to the 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, looks down range through night vision equipment during nighttime weapons training Feb. 28, 2018. U.S Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Gregory Brook U.S. Army Rangers, 2nd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment, conduct multiple night raids at Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, April 23 – 26, 2018. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Tadow McDonald Reconnaissance Marines with the Maritime Raid Force, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU), wait to board an MV-22 Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163 (Reinforced), 11th MEU, for a raid during Realistic Urban Training exercise at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Nov. 15, 2018. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Donald Holbert U.S. Army Soldier Pfc. Gabriel Segura, assigned to 55th Signal Company, Combat Camera, holds the camera steady to capture images of members of Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Knox, Ky., April 23, 2014. Pfc. Segura is a Combat Camera operator, documenting night combat training operations for the 75th Ranger Regiment's upcoming deployment. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Richard DeWitt