Exercise Jackal Stone 2016 – SOF in Georgia

Special Operations troops from SOCEUR participate in Exercise Jackal Stone 2016 in Georgia (U.S. Army photo by SSG Marcus Fichtl)
Special Operations troops from SOCEUR participate in Exercise Jackal Stone 2016 in Georgia (U.S. Army photo by SSG Marcus Fichtl)

Exercise Jackal Stone 2016 – U.S Special Forces Soldiers trained with units of the State Security Services of Georgia for two weeks in August 2016. A recent news release (Nov 2016) by European Command (EUCOM) provides more details.

The exercise was designed to stress and build interoperability between U.S. and Georgian counter terrorism forces and interagency partners while providing mission command nodes the opportunity to exercise their systems. The exercise challenged the participants with counter terrorism scenarios at both the tactical and operational level throughout the country of Georgia.

Special operations forces under Special Operations Command Europe and mission command elements of U.S. European Command along with their Georgian counterparts were the primary participants in Jackal Stone 16. They worked together on the ground through field missions and at the operational and strategic level via computer simulation.

Read the rest of the article – Jackal Stone 2016 strengthens ties in Georgia, EUCOM.mil, November 18, 2016.

 

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