24 Jun '16, 12am

.@3rdSFGroup & @82ndABNDiv Soldiers train w/ German forces during Exercise #SwiftResponse

.@3rdSFGroup & @82ndABNDiv Soldiers train w/ German forces during Exercise #SwiftResponse

HOHENFELS, Germany -- Special operation forces conduct some of the most strenuous and sophisticated military operations in the world. SOF units are known to be highly trained and often better equipped than traditional soldiers. Yet one of their most valuable assets is very low-tech relationships. "We don't fight alone," said Maj. Bobby Temple, officer in charge of the SOF Cell with the Joint Multinational Readiness Center. "We train and work together in a realistic environment that facilitates SOF capability development." The 3rd Special Forces Group, together with the German 31st Airborne Regiment, conducted shaping operations during a conflict near the fictional Atropia/Ariana border as part of exercise Swift Response 16 at the Hohenfels Training Area, June 1-16, 2016. "There was enemy air defense artillery systems that were prepared to destroy the 1st Brigade 82nd Divis...

Full article: https://www.army.mil/article/170277

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