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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n 1989 the 7th Infantry Division participated in Operation Just Cause in Panama, briefly occupying the country in conjunction with the 82nd Airborne Division. Elements of the 7th Infantry Division landed in the northern areas of Colón Province, Panama, securing the Coco Solo Naval Station, Fort Espinar, France Field, and Colón
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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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U.S. Air Force Combat Controllers surveyed the landing strip, assessing it for possible future use. They also communicated with the AC-130s which were circling high overhead. When a small number of enemy troops and vehicles were spotted approaching the area, the AC-130s engaged and destroyed them. MH-60 and MH-47 helicopters, flown by the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment and taking part in the operation at Objective Gecko, soon arrived and were refueled and rearmed at the Forward Arming and Refueling Point (FARP) which had been established using MC-130 tankers. Once rearmed and refueled, the SOAR helicopters took off and left the area.
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On 16 July 1981 the group was reorganized and redesignated as the 16th Military Police Brigade (Airborne). Since Vietnam, the brigade headquarters has deployed around the world in support of XVIII Airborne Corps and on-going Army operations. In October 1983, the headquarters was sent to Grenada in support of Operation Urgent Fury. In March 1988, the brigade went to Panama in support of southern command's operation to secure US civilians and property and to protect the canal. In September 1989, the brigade was sent to Saint Croix in the US Virgin Islands to restore law and order and protect property following hurricane Hugo. In December 1989, the brigade again went to Panama this time in support of Operation Just Cause and Promote Liberty during which the brigade was instrumental in standing up the Panamanian police force. in August 1990, the brigade deployed to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait in support of operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. The brigade was later recognized for its hard work in the desert with their third Meritorious Unit Commendation. September 1992 the brigade went to Florida to assist in disaster relief following hurricane Andrew. In September 1994, the brigade was sent to Haiti to support Operation Uphold Democracy. Joint Task Force Bravo in Honduras, Somalia, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Bosnia, Kosovo,
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