5th SFG Hosts Egyptian Commandos for Partnership Training

Egyptian SOF trains with 5th Special Forces Group at Fort Campbell, Kentucky

Soldiers of the 5th Special Forces Group hosted members from the Egyptian Special Operations Unit 999 during a joint training event at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

The two-week training event took place in early February 2020 and was focused on a variety of special operations tactics and procedures while strengthening the relationship and interoperability between both units.

“We’ve been training together on a number of tasks from shooting and moving to counter tactics,” said the team leader with 5th SFG(A). “This has been a great opportunity for us to learn from each other. After this training, we will operate together more effectively.”

The training focused on a number of tasks from shooting and moving to counter tactics. Information and ideas were exchanged in the classroom, while firing and movement tactics were executed in Fort Campbell’s training area.

From mission planning, firing multiple weapons systems, countering improvised explosive devices and unmanned aircraft systems, both units familiarized themselves with each other’s procedures.

One of 5th Group’s missions is to train with partner forces.

“Anytime we can get out and work with our partner forces it benefits all of us on the team. We had the opportunity to do it in our own backyard this time and it was great for us. Specifically for some of our younger guys who may not have had the opportunity to work with our partner forces before, this has been great for them to learn from this experience.”

5th Special Forces Warrant Officer

A farewell dinner and ceremony was held at Fort Campbell’s Smokehaus Restaurant where the units celebrated their hard work and friendship.


Photo: A 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Soldier assists an Egyptian Special Operations Soldier with Unit 999 with dialing in a scope on an M110 semi-automatic sniper rifle at a range on Fort Campbell, Ky., February 3, 2020. Identifying and engaging targets was one part of various tasks that both units trained on during a two-week training event. U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Gregory T. Summers / 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Public Affairs) .

Story: The above article adapted from an article posted by Technical Information Support Company, 4th Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, DVIDS, February 13, 2020.

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