Training

Special Tactics Trains to Lead, Builds Partnership in Jordan

AMMAN, Jordan – Explosions reverberate throughout the city, and rapid gunfire echoes off the stucco buildings as a joint nation special operations force fast-ropes onto a three-story building to infiltrate the hostile city.Air Force Special Tactics teams, Jordanian Armed Forces Special Task Force and Italy’s 17th Stormo Incursori special operations forces secure each building in the compound– searching for a …

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Special Forces Conduct Training For VG 17-03

MAGENS BAY, St. Thomas – Members of a Special Forces team conducted a search and rescue mission at Magens Bay, St. Thomas during Vigilant Guard 17-03, a large scale disaster exercise that occurred May 15 to May 19 on St. Thomas and St. Croix, USVI. The Special Forces team participating in the exercise usually performs such training in South America …

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US, Slovenian SOF Train Serbian Special Anti-Terrorism Unit

BELGRADE, Serbia (SOCEUR) – U.S. and Slovenian special operations forces converged in Serbia to help broaden the tactical and technical capabilities of the Serbian special anti-terrorism unit known as the Specijalna Antiteroriaticka Jedinica during a joint combined exchange training event in the Goc Mountains of Serbia, April 3-30, 2017. “Our special operations detachment is in Serbia to facilitate this JCET …

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First Ever Military Freefall Jumpmaster Course Hosted Overseas

KADENA AIR BASE, OKINAWA, Japan — For the first time in history the military freefall jumpmaster course was delivered outside of the continental United States. Hosted by the U.S. Marines Corps 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion and administered by a Mobile Training Team, the course qualified 27 Marines, Soldiers and Airmen as military freefall jumpmasters in Okinawa, Friday, April 21, 2017. “Military …

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Elite Special Operations Forces Simulate Raid on Hijacked Tanker

KUWAIT –  Elite military special forces from the Gulf Cooperation Council,  and the U.S. conducted a simulated rapid response to the hijacking of the motor tanker, or oil tanker, the Hadiyah, April 3, in Kuwait territorial waters. Special forces teams from the GCC, and U.S. Naval Special Warfare and rigid-hull inflatable boat teams simulated an air and sea-borne rapid insertion, …

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ARNG Helicopter Task Force Hones Skills With SOCEUR

STUTTGART, Germany- During the month of August, Special Operations Command Europe and adjacent units conducted fast-rope insertion and extraction system training, and military free-fall with the support of an Army National Guard Helicopter Task force. Army National Guard UH-60L black hawk pilots and crew chiefs from Colorado, Kansas and Utah assisted the special forces members of 1st Battalion 10th Special …

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SOF Train Alongside Allied SOF During Allied Spirit VI

STUTTGART, Germany – Special operations forces joined over 3,000 service members representing 15 NATO and partner nations to participate in exercise Allied Spirit VI at 7th Army Training Command’s Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, March 8-31, 2017. Allied Spirit VI is a multinational exercise training service members representing the NATO and partner nations of Canada, Czech Republic, Estonia, …

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Emerald Warrior 2017 Exercise Begins

HURLBURT FIELD, FL – Several hundred U.S. and partner-nation military members kicked off the 10th iteration of Emerald Warrior here Feb. 27. Emerald Warrior is an annual Department of Defense exercise that focuses on irregular warfare and hones special operations forces air and ground combat skills. The two-week exercise will run until March 10, and it will allow participants to …

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Flintlock 17 Begins

DIFFA, Niger – Exercise Flintlock 2017 kicked off in Diffa, Niger Feb. 27, 2017. This is the second time Niger has hosted Flintlock since 2005. Niger is one of seven host nations which include Burkina Faso, Chad, Cameroon, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia. Flintlock is an annual, multinational Special Operations Forces exercise designed to reinforce the military capabilities of participating nations. …

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Coalition Leaders Review Iraqi Ranger Training at Camp Taji

CAMP TAJI, Iraq –The Combined Joint Task Force (CJTF) – Operation Inherent Resolve’s (OIR) command sergeant major, reviewed the Iraqi Ranger training program during a visit to Task Group Taji, Jan. 23. Soldiers from New Zealand and Australia direct the training at Camp Taji – one of four building partner capacity locations run by Coalition forces to enhance the readiness …

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