US airmen were invited to train at the Green Berets’ jungle-warfare center where soldiers train in jungle terrain complete with cliffs, mud, heavy foliage, and poisonous creatures. The invitation was intended to improve communication tactics, patient extraction, and small unit tactics. Each airman was assigned a different challenge from the jungle-warfare center in order to experience the full scope of the training. The US Airmen reported that the opportunity enhanced their readiness to respond to relief efforts.
This integration enabled the airmen to train in basic US Army Infantry squad and platoon tactics for the first time while simultaneously allowing the Special Forces detachment to hone its combat lethality and readiness posture for high intensity conflict against a near-peer adversary, according to a 1-1 SFG (A) command vision document.