The U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School (SWCS) – known informally as "Swick" – primarily trains and educates United States Army personnel for the United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) and United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM), which includes Special Forces, Civil Affairs, and Psychological Operations personnel. Its purpose is to recruit, assess, select, train and educate the U.S. Army Civil Affairs, Psychological Operations and Special Forces Soldiers by providing training and education, developing doctrine, integrating force-development capability, and providing career management
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The 7th Fighter Squadron origins date to 16 January 1941, when it was activated as Selfridge Field, Michigan as the 7th Pursuit Squadron. It was equipped with Seversky P-35s that were transferred from the 1st Pursuit Group that departed to Rockwell Field, California. In May 1941, the squadron proceeded to Morrison Field, West Palm Beach, Florida, to train in the Curtiss P-40 fighter
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The 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) is a light infantry division in the United States Army based at Fort Drum, New York. Originally constituted as a mountain warfare unit, the division was the only one of its size to receive intense specialized training for fighting in mountainous and arctic conditions. Today, the 10th honors that legacy by retaining the "Mountain" designation. Originally activated as the 10th Light Division (Alpine) in 1943, the division was redesignated the 10th Mountain Division in 1944 and fought in the mountains of Italy in some of the roughest terrain in the country. On 5 May 1945 the Division reached Nauders, Austria, beyond the Resia Pass, where it made contact with German forces being pushed south by the U.S. Seventh Army. A status quo was maintained until the enemy headquarters involved had completed their surrender to the Seventh. On the 6th, 10th Mountain troops met the 44th Infantry Division of Seventh Army
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How do you show support for your unit during R&R on base or even when on leave in Cobra-La? With a Cobra Command T of course! This stylish t is emblazoned with your unit insignia showing that you are a member of an elite unit not one of those simple infantry units meant only to serve as targets for the Joes.
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earch and Destroy, Seek and Destroy, or even simply S&D, refers to a military strategy that became a large component of the Malayan Emergency and the Vietnam War. The idea was to insert ground forces into hostile territory, search out the enemy, destroy them, and withdraw immediately afterward. The strategy was the result of a new technology, the helicopter, which resulted in a new form of warfare, the fielding of air cavalry, and was thought to be ideally suited to counter-guerrilla jungle warfare. The complementary conventional strategy, which entailed attacking and conquering an enemy position, then fortifying and holding it indefinitely, was known as "clear and hold" or "clear and secure." In theory, since the traditional methods of "taking ground" could not be used in this war, a war of attrition would be used, eliminating the enemy by the use of "searching" for them, then "destroying" them, and the "body count" would be the measuring tool to determine the success of the strategy of "search and destroy." It is common practice among military forces to enforce strict rules on a search and destroy mission.
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The US Army is rushing to stand up cyber forces but its progress shows both how far we’ve come, and how far we have to go. “From an initial start of six officers in 2014… today we have 397 officers, 141 warrant officers, and 560 non-commissioned officers and soldiers” in the Army’s recently created cyber branch, the four-star Vice Chief of Staff, Gen. Daniel Allyn, told an Association of the US Army conference last week. That’s just over 1,000 specialists of all ranks. (Another 962 soldiers are in the related field of electronic warfare).
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Military Assistance Command, Vietnam – Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG) was a highly classified, multi-service United States special operations unit which conducted covert unconventional warfare operations prior to and during the Vietnam War.
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The 101st Airborne Division ("Screaming Eagles")s an elite modular specialized light infantry division of the United States Army trained for air assault operations. During World War II, it was renowned for its role in Operation Overlord (the D-Day landings and airborne landings on June 6, 1944, in Normandy, France), Operation Market Garden, the liberation of the Netherlands and, perhaps most famously, its action during the Battle of the Bulge around the city of Bastogne, Belgium. During the Vietnam War, the 101st Airborne Division fought in several major campaigns and battles including the fight for Hamburger Hill in May 1969.
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The Chemical Corps is the branch of the United States Army tasked with defending against chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) weapons. The corps was founded as the U.S. Chemical Warfare Service (CWS) during World War I. Its name was changed to the Chemical Corps in 1946.
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The Special Warfare Boat Operator rating was established on October 1, 2006. The Navy's computerized personnel system associates the rating name with an alphanumeric Navy Occupational Specialty (NOS) code. For SB, the NOS is E350. The Naval Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewman (SWCC) program evolved from the PT boats Sailors of WWII and the "Brown Water Navy" of Vietnam. They are specially trained to conduct and support Special Operations missions in a maritime environment and work primarily with Naval Special Warfare Sea, Air, and Land Teams (SEAL). The Special Warfare Boat Operator rating requires a 72 month (six year) enlistment obligation. Special Warfare Boat Operator class "A" school is broken into six phases and is in total approximately 62 weeks in duration. Phase One is eight weeks of Special Warfare Preparatory School located in Great Lakes, Ill. Phase two is three weeks of Special Warfare Combatant-craft crewman indoctrination; Phase Three is five weeks of Basic Crewmember Training; Phase Four is 21 weeks of Crewman Qualification training -- located in Coronado, California. Phase Five is 12 weeks of Initial Acquisition Training, and it is located in San Diego, California. The final phase is located in Stennis, Mississippi and is 13 weeks in duration -- it is advanced training in SWCC core skills. Special Warfare Boat Operator (NOS E350) Special Warfare Boat Operators support and perform maritime Special Operations in open ocean, littoral, and riverine environments. They provide maritime insertion and extraction of Special Operations Forces (SOF) and others. SBs possess unique skills in the operation, maintenance, and repair of specially configured combatant craft, and they operate small arms and crew-served weapons. They operate, maintain and repair tactical communications equipment, and use paradrop techniques to insert combatant craft. Other skills include small boat tactics, tactical ground mobility, trauma care, intelligence gathering and interpretation, and chemical/biological/radiological/nuclear defense measures. The Special Warfare Boat Operators also conduct direct action raids against enemy shipping and waterborne traffic.
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The UH-60A entered service with the U.S. Army in 1979, to replace the Bell UH-1 Iroquois as the Army's tactical transport helicopter. This was followed by the fielding of electronic warfare and special operations variants of the Black Hawk. Improved UH-60L and UH-60M utility variants have also been developed. Modified versions have also been developed for the U.S. Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard. In addition to U.S. Army use, the UH-60 family has been exported to several nations. Black Hawks have served in combat during conflicts in Grenada, Panama, Iraq, Somalia, the Balkans, Afghanistan, and other areas in the Middle East.
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Constituted 1 February 1963 in the Regular Army as the 227th Assault Helicopter Battalion and assigned to the 11th Air Assault Division. Activated by elements between 11 February and 18 July 1963 at Fort Benning, Georgia. Relieved from the 11th Air Assault Division, reorganized and redesignatged 227th Aviation Battalion and assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division, 1 July 1965. Reorganzied 19 November 1974; Headquarters and Headquartrers Company redesignated 227th Aviaiton Company and remainder of battalion inactivated at Fort Hood, Texas. 227th Aviaition Company reorganized and redesignated 21 May 1978 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 227th Aviaiton Battalion; concurrently, remainder of battalion activated at Fort Hood. Relieved from the 1st Cavalry Division, reorganized and redesignated 16 July 1987 as the 227th Aviation, a parent regiment under the United States Army Regimental System, with Headquarters at Fort Hood, Texas.
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Tired of your comrades "accidentally" shooting you as your team tries to complete a mission? Tired of that one ***hole in the group that shoots his teammates out of fun instead of being focused in the task ahead? Well this shirt won't stop that, but it will look good as you play. It also increases targeting accuracy by 0.02%.
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