Special Forces Units will be invading Richmond County later this month when Special Forces trainees complete their instruction at Camp McKall.
Student candidates from U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School in Fort Bragg will participate in the Robin Sage training exercise from Jan. 27 to Feb. 8. Exercises are held in 15 counties across the state and are the final test for Special Forces Qualification Course training.
Students are required to participate in the exercise before graduating the course and being given their first assignments in the Army’s Special Forces units.
Robin Sage training has been conducted since 1974.
Alamance, Anson, Cabarrus, Chatham, Davidson, Guilford, Hoke, Montgomery, Moore, Randolph, Richmond, Rowan, Scotland, Stanly and Union counties make up a fictitious country designated as Pineland. During the course of the exercise, Special Forces candidates and Robin Sage role-players conduct training missions such as controlled assaults and key-leader engagements and live, eat and sleep in civilian areas.