Topic: 615th Contingency Operations Support Group
Written by Dave Larsen
III Corps and Fort Hood Public Affairs
Fort Hood, TX – More than 5,500 service members and civilians are taking part in the Army’s first corps-level, full-spectrum unified land operations training exercise in 10 years, at Fort Hood.
The III Corps Warfighter Exercise, which began June 11th, is designed to exercise III Corps’ mission command functions and systems and help set the conditions for the execution of future operations.
“It ranges from anything from peacekeeping all the way to major combat operations,” said Col. Todd Buchs, III Corps operations officer. “The last ten years, we’ve been fighting counterinsurgency-centric, stability operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Unified land operations entail fighting in those different environments simultaneously.”
Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, KY, enter their division’s tactical operations center at Fort Hood, Texas, June 15th, 2012. The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) sent 149 troops from Kentucky to Texas to participate in the III Corps Warfighter Exercise, part of more than 5,500 Soldiers from 17 units conducting computer-based, simulation-driven event. (Photo Credit: Master Sgt. Brian Sipp, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)
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