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Special Forces Soldiers carry the load for the Forestry Service | The United States Army
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Special Forces Soldiers carry the load for the Forestry Service | The United States Army

Most change of command ceremonies happen outside a battalion area with a formation, but the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 4th Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) changed it up by conducting its ceremony at the base of Granite Mountain before trekking 5,633 feet to the summit with 880 pounds of lumber for the U.S. Forestry Service.

The relationship between the U.S. Forestry Service and HHD was built at a previous endurance event, when HHD coordinated with the U.S. Forestry Service to use Granite Mountain as a training venue. During the initial coordination, HHD discovered that the Forestry Service needed to transport almost 1,000 pounds of lumber to the top of the mountain.

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