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Special Operation Forces integrate into AWA 17.1 | DVIDS

Special Operation Forces integrate into AWA 17.1 | DVIDS

FORT BLISS, Texas- Soldiers assigned to 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, participated in the inaugural Army Warfighting Assessment (AWA 17.1), a Soldier-led assessment held in the rigorous and realistic operational training environment found here and at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico from Oct. 17-28.

The 1st SFG (A) Commander, Col. Will Beaurpere, described several key training objectives his unit looks to achieve during AWA 17.1.

“The opportunities I see here are multi-fold, at the operational level, there is an opportunity to deploy my headquarters and exercise it as an O-6 level headquarters that is partnered in supporting the division here,” Beaurpere said. “Secondly, there is a unique opportunity for some of my tactical elements to work on core tasks here in this environment and also work with their partner conventional force, in this case, a brigade.”

Source: DVIDS – News – Special Operation Forces integrate into AWA 17.1