The Special Operations Command Central (SOCCENT) is a sub-unified command of the U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM). It is responsible for planning special operations throughout the USCENTCOM area of responsibility (AOR), planning and conducting peacetime joint/combined special operations training exercises, and orchestrating command and control of peacetime and wartime special operations as directed
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1st Cavalry Division to deploy as part of the Operation IRAQI FREEDOM II. The 39th Enhanced Separate Infantry Brigade from the Arkansas Army National Guard (ARARNG), a separate light infantry brigade currently under control of the 7th Infantry Division of Ft. Carson, CO, strengthened by a battalion of soldiers composed of the 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry and 41st Infantry Brigade from the Oregon Army National Guard (ORARNG) and "F" Battery, 1st Battalion, 202nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment from the Illinois Army National Guard (ILARNG), will move to Ft. Hood, TX to train with the First Team for this deployment. They will then move out to the Joint Readiness Training Center at Ft. Polk, LA to finish their training and then be shipped to the CENTCOM area where they will be formally attached to the 1st Cavalry Division in Iraq.
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Military meteorology is meteorology applied to military purposes, by armed forces or other agencies. It is one of the most common fields of employment for meteorologists. World War II brought great advances in meteorology as large-scale military land, sea, and air campaigns were highly dependent on weather, particularly forecasts provided by the Royal Navy, Met Office and USAAF for the Normandy landing and strategic bombing. University meteorology departments grew rapidly as the military services sent cadets to be trained as weather officers. Wartime technological developments such as radar also proved to be valuable meteorological observing systems. More recently, the use of satellites in space has contributed extensively to military meteorology. Military meteorologists currently operate with a wide variety of military units, from aircraft carriers to special forces.
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