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Special Forces conduct training for VG 17-03 | DVIDS
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Special Forces conduct training for VG 17-03 | DVIDS

Members of a Special Forces team conducted a search and rescue mission at Magens Bay, St. Thomas during Vigilant Guard 17-03, a large scale disaster exercise that occurred May 15 to May 19 on St. Thomas and St. Croix, USVI.
The Special Forces team participating in the exercise usually performs such training in South America so it was a welcome change to train in a U.S. territory in the Caribbean. Another difference in this training was the scale of the disaster relief.
“We got the call that there was a large scale disaster relief effort that was needed in the Virgin Islands and we were in Puerto Rico,” said a member of the team. “We were able to respond with our helicopter assets and load our boats onto the helos and was able to get in before everyone else by helo-casting into the ocean and come ashore.”

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