Topic: 3rd Battalion 5th Special Forces Group
Fort Campbell, KY – New Special Forces leader is determined to always be there for the troops.
Command Sergeant Major Hector J. Valleortiz took on the mantle of leadership of 4th Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), as Command Sgt. Maj. Sean D. Mullins passed him the colors in a Change of Responsibility Thursday morning at Gabriel Field on post.
“My focus as Command Sergeant Major for 4th Battalion is to be there for the troops and support them to the fullest,” Valleortiz said.
Valleortiz began his Army career 25-years-ago as a mechanized infantryman.
High octane bout keeps crowds entertained in 5th Special Forces Group’s reunion week flag football championship
Fort Campbell, KY – Six hours of game time in the hot sun may have played a key role in the flag football champ’s crushing 29-point-victory during 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), also known as the Legion, during the unit’s 58th Anniversary events this week.
Soldiers, friends and family members from 2nd and 3rd Battalion, 5th SFG(A), faced off in the championship game after eliminating opposing teams throughout the day in a single-elimination tournament on Wednesday.
Players from the 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), flag football team took up the field early in the afternoon and fought their way though two other teams before making it to the final matchup.
Austin Peay State University to hold Military and Veteran Graduate Recognition Ceremony for APSU Fall Graduates, December 7th
Clarksville, TN – Active duty military and veteran students graduating from Austin Peay State University in December will be honored with an APSU military coin and a special cord to wear with their commencement regalia.
The military and veteran graduate recognition and coin presentation ceremony, with the theme “All Hail to Those Who Serve,” is scheduled for 5:00pm, Wednesday, December 7th in the Mabry Concert Hall, located inside the Music/Mass Communication Building on the University campus. The event is open to the public.
1st Brigade Combat Team and 5th Special Forces Group join for combined training exercise at Fort Campbell
Written by Sgt. Jacob Mahaffey
Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) and 1st Brigade Combat Team (Bastogne), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) came together for a combined training exercise on Fort Campbell January 12th-14th.
Special Forces Soldiers taught a class on communications and all-terrain vehicles to the Bastogne Soldiers. This was the second time the units came together in less than a month’s time.
The previous training event was hosted by 1st Brigade and involved firing of tube-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided missile system, also known as TOW missiles, according to the event coordinator, a Green Beret in 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group.
Written by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller
Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers with the 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), welcomed their new commander July 1st, 2014.
During a ceremony held at Gabriel Field, Lt. Col. Lewis J. Powers relinquished command of the 3rd Bn., 5th SFG (A), to Lt. Col. Brent W. Lindeman.
“Under the command of Lt. Col. Powers, 3rd Battalion has successfully executed hundreds of missions of critical importance across the entire Middle East,” said Col. John W. Brennan, commander of the 5th SFG (A). “From combat operations in remote locations of Afghanistan, to critical advise and assist missions in Iraq, and other locations throughout the Central Command’s area of responsibility—3rd Battalion has always risen to the challenges before them and emerged victorious.”
Written by Staff Sgt. Barbara Ospina
Fort Campbell, KY – The Soldiers of the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), also known as “The Legion,” welcomed a new Command Sergeant Major during an Assumption of Responsibility Ceremony at Fort Campbell, KY, March 7th.
Command Sgt. Maj. Lyle Marsh assumed responsibility as the 29th Command Sergeant Major of the Special Forces Group during the traditional passing of the sword. The passing of the sword signifies the relinquishing of responsibility and authority from the outgoing to the incoming Command Sergeant Major.
Written by Staff Sgt. Barbara Ospina
Fort Campbell, KY – A Special Forces Operational Detachment Alpha is designed to be comprised of 12 highly trained Green Berets.
The team typically includes two of each specialty to include: weapons, engineering, medical, communications, and intelligence sergeants. The teams are led by a detachment commander, assistant detachment commander and a senior Special Forces team sergeant.
5th Special Forces Group “Legion” dedicates building at Fort Campbell in honor of Sgt. 1st Class Eugene Ashley
Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers, families and friends from 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), also known as The Legion, gathered together on the morning of May 23rd, to pay tribute to a former member of the unit.
The tribute was in the form of the newly dedicated battalion operations complex, now named Ashley Hall, for 3rd Bn., 5th SFG (A), in honor of Sgt. 1st Class Eugene Ashley, a Medal of Honor recipient who paid the ultimate sacrifice in order to save the lives of others. Ashley was represented at the ceremony by his son, retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Darrin Ashley, his daughter-in-law, granddaughter and nephew.
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