RELEASE NUMBER: 071130-01
DATE POSTED: NOVEMBER 30, 2007
PRESS RELEASE: Special Forces exercise ‘Robin Sage’ to begin
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, Nov. 30, 2007) — Students attending the Special Forces Qualification Course will conduct a two-week training exercise across a 15-county area in central North Carolina beginning Dec. 11.
Conducted by the 1st Special Warfare Training Group here, Robin Sage is designed to provide realistic training in unconventional warfare tactics and techniques. It is the final training exercise before graduation and assignment to one of the operational Special Forces groups.
Robin Sage has been conducted for more than 40 years with the help of civilian authorities and the citizens of central North Carolina.
To add realism of the exercise, auxiliary forces consisting of civilian volunteers throughout the state will act as role-players during the training. Participation by these auxiliary members are crucial to the success of the Special Forces training, and anecdotal evidence gathered from past trainees attests to the realism they add to the exercise.
The students conduct the unconventional warfare training scenario in the notional country of Pineland. Approximately 200 servicemembers will support the exercise from units across the military to include Fort Bragg. These military members will provide realistic opposing and guerrilla forces the students will encounter in the country of Pineland. Complete Article