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1st SFG trains with Army Aviation in Okinawa. #ArmySOF

1st SFG trains with Army Aviation in Okinawa. #ArmySOF

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- Members from the U.S. Army Aviation Battalion Japan and the 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) converged on Kadena July 31, 2017 through Aug. 3, 2017, for a battalion collective training exercise. The exercise tested the unit readiness to respond to planned and unplanned contingencies, and they used Kadena and 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels management flight to make sure those operations could be completed. "We come down here to do joint training with the 1st Special Forces Group because they're the only Army maneuver group in Japan that we can work with," said U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Jimmy Kafer, a pilot for the USAABJ. "It gives us a chance to do training in a field environment, and an opportunity to do confined area landing, sling load operations, and airborne operations." The USAABJ used UH-60 Black Hawk heli...

Full article: https://www.army.mil/article/192066/Team_Kadena_fuels_joi...

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