U.S. Special Forces Military Free Fall with Egyptian Airborne Forces for First Time – DVIDS

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Photo By Maj. Daisy Bueno | U.S. Special Forces and an Egyptian Counter Terrorism team infiltrate via vehicles into a Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) village during their culmination exercise of a Joint Combined Exchange Training (JCET) at Mohamed Naguib Military Base (MNMB), Egypt, Aug. 26, 2021. JCETs increase interoperability with partner nations and strengthens stability in the U.S. Central Command’s area of operations. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Daisy Bueno)  see less | View Image Page
Egypt – Two Joint Combined Exchange Training events with U.S. Special Forces and Egyptian Special Operations Forces took place in Egypt last month. One team worked with the Egyptian counter terrorism team, at Mohamed Mohamed Naguib Military Base near Alexandria, Egypt, while the other trained with the Airborne Airborne Forces military free fall section in Cairo, Egypt. This was the first time that U.S. Special Forces conducted military free fall operations with Egyptian Airborne Forces.
In addition to military free fall airborne operations, the U.S. Special Forces and Egyptian Airborne teams worked on combat marksmanship, small unit tactics (SUT), close quarter battle (CQB), and other tactical tasks. The training exchange concluded with a culmination exercise which had a 31-man combined assault force, where they infiltrated by a military free fall, assaulted an 8-building compound and then withdrew via vehicles.
“Now that the foundation is built, we can continue to evolve in our capabilities by sharing and exchanging tactics, and creating an enduring relationship,” said a Special Forces team leader.
The other U.S. Special Forces team trained with the Egyptian Counter Terrorism team on close quarter battle drills, military planning, reconnaissance and infantry tactics. At the end of their JCET, they also conducted a culmination exercise where they infiltrated and exfiltrated the area after entering and clearing a building using close quarter battle skills they honed during the JCET.
“Training like this JCET, shows how U.S. Special Forces working with partner SOF is way more effective than by just U.S. alone” said a U.S. Special Forces team leader. “Training together helps with interoperability and increased security within the region, as we share our training and tactics, and learn from each other.”
Located in the Levant region of the Middle East, Egypt is not only strategically located, but maintains strong a partnership with several allies.
“This exercise is big for us. We appreciate all our SOF partners for coming out and training with us in our homeland,” said an Egyptian SOF team member. “It has been great meeting new people and making life-long friends.”
The U.S. Special Forces teams also found the exercise to be extremely beneficial.
“We have a lot of new guys on our team, so the JCET was a really good opportunity for them to work with other SOF on their language skills, learn their culture, as well as getting first-hand experience on training in an environment where they would generally deploy,” said a Special Forces team sergeant.
JCETs like this, can enhance U.S. SOF relationships with partner nations by increasing capability and proficiency within the U.S. Central Command’s area of operations.
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