• Awarded best Special Forces Association Monthly Newsletter at SFA National Convention June 2011 and 2014
  • Awarded Golden Quill at SFA National Convention June 2015 and June 2016
  • Best Newsletter Award for 2017 from Special Forces Association National Board of Directors at the International Convention in Fayetteville, NC
  • Special Forces Association (SFA) Cross Arrow Award for Excellence, 2018, First Award Presented by SFA in this category
  • The War Reporters Award, Presented by Alex Quade – (War Reporter and Film Producer) for Chapter 78 Sentinel’s Commitment documenting Special Forces History, July 2018
  • The Golden Arrows for Excellence in Newsletters 2019 awarded by SFA National
  • The Golden Arrows for Excellence in Newsletters 2020 awarded by SFA National

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On the cover: Code named “Cherry One,” the MC-130E Combat Talon I, tail number 64-0523, the lead aircraft in the 1970 Son Tay Raid, takes its final flight during an aircraft retirement ceremony at Cannon Air Force Base, NM on June 22, 2012. Cherry One shows a newer modification, which is not unusual. Older aircraft were frequently modified with the latest available technology, Modifications on this aircraft made post-Vietnam, include the color, it is missing the Fulton fending lines and it has no air attack angle probe in the tail. (Photo by Airman 1st Class Alexxis Pons Abascal, Air Force Special Operations Command Public Affairs)