Gunshots and screams could be heard during the annual capabilities exercise of the US Army Special Operations Command, where soldiers demonstrated their cross-training to respond to crises and emphasized that their exercises are not video games but realistic representations of their training.
Last week, gunshots and screams were heard on Range 68 at Fort Bragg during a training simulation by the U.S. Army Special Operations Command’s annual capabilities exercise. During the exercise, veterans, elected officials, representatives of nonprofits, and special operation forces watched and participated in an immersive exercise that showed how special operation forces train and the potential scenarios they encounter when deployed. The exercise included a mass casualty portion, which Lt. Gen. Jonathan Braga, commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command, acknowledged was emotional for some but is taken seriously by leaders. Braga and other soldiers emphasized that Army special operation forces soldiers are cross-trained to respond to crises to help medics, and that the exercise was not a video game but a real representation of their training.