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Our Mission

The purpose of the Association is to provide a permanent organization to preserve and further the development of the common bond existing between all persons who have honorably served or are serving with the Joint Communications Unit (JCU) of the United States Armed Forces, to encourage patriotism, to honor the memory of deceased JCU members and other veterans, and to provide aid and assistance to those members, veterans, and their dependents, in need.

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"For the Chosen Few That Have Sacrificed"

The Special Operations Communicators Association (SOCA)

SOCA was formed in 2006. Since then, we have transformed SOCA into what it is today. SOCA is now Incorporated in North Carolina and is the official 501c (19) Veterans Organization of the Joint Communications Unit (JCU).

Over the years, we have done what we believe are some pretty important initiatives. We are constantly growing and providing events or services to our members for morale purposes or in time of need.

Through our organization, we provide many benefits for our veteran members of the Joint Communications Unit, Alumni, and family members. Some of these benefits include; Annual scholarship awards program, Young Patriot essay contest, quarterly Service Member and Civilian Member of the Quarter awards, annual Service Member and Civilian Member of the Year awards, Annual JCU Anniversary Ball, annual JCU Children's Christmas party, single service member outings and providing numerous care packages for our deployed members.

In 2013, we started construction of the Joint Communications Unit Memorial. Thanks to the support from a myriad of individual and corporate donations, we were able to complete this remarkable project. What we are very proud of is that the memorial was not only built by a construction company, but also many aspects of the build was done by the current members of the unit, so there is a great feeling of pride in ownership. The memorial was dedicated and gifted to the Joint Communications Unit on April 7, 2017.

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SOCA relies almost 100% on sponsor donations from ourtwo annual fundraisers.

It is because of these sponsorships that these two events can be organized and provide such a good time for all. All proceeds remaining will, in turn, support all the benefits listed above.

Joint Special Operations 10K- The JSO 10K has, for many years, been run on Fort Bragg. From its very humble beginnings, it has continued to grow and attract more participants each year. The setting for the 10K is the area behind McKellar's Lodge (Training Area K). It is completely off-road, and the course is sandy, muddy, hilly, and very challenging. We offer a 5K fun walk as well on the same course for families and children to come out and enjoy the day with us. Soon after the completion of the race, we have an awards ceremony and provide refreshments. For complete details, please visit our JSO 10K page.

SOCA Golf Tournament at Carolina Lakes Golf Club in Sanford, NC. The tournament is not widely publicized because of the limits on golf teams. The tournament is mostly full of sponsor teams and is our way of showing how important they are to our organization. Through our sponsor donations, we invite four soldiers every year from the Warrior Transition Battalion on Fort Bragg to join us as guests for the day. Their day is free, and they are placed as individuals on four sponsor teams. For complete details, please visit our Golf Tournament page.