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5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) holds 54th Reunion at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Jacob Mahaffey
5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Public Affairs Office

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Fort Campbell, KY – Past and present Green Berets, unit members and family members of the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), the Legion, rallied together on Fort Campbell for their 54th Reunion September 16th-19th.

Retired Cmd. Sgt. Maj. Mike Cunningham, President of the Chapter 38 of the Special Forces Association, said the annual reunions are very important to the 5th SFG (A). “The kind of training Special Forces does, the missions we have done, since the beginning of Special Forces, creates a unique bond,” he said.

Soldiers, Family and Veterans of the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), listen to Dr. Stu Weber, an author and former Captain in the 5th SFG(A), during the 54th Reunion prayer breakfast at the Oasis Dining Facility on Sept. 16, 2015, at Fort Campbell, Ky.

Soldiers, Family and Veterans of the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), listen to Dr. Stu Weber, an author and former Captain in the 5th SFG(A), during the 54th Reunion prayer breakfast at the Oasis Dining Facility on Sept. 16, 2015, at Fort Campbell, Ky.

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5th Special Forces holds Green Beret for a Day event at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Jacob Mahaffey
5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Public Affairs Office

5th Special ForcesFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) welcomed members from the Middle Tennessee and Southwestern Kentucky communities to participate in Green Beret for a Day on Saturday, August 22nd, on Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Green Beret for a Day was developed to encourage the building of relationships between the U.S. Army Special Operations Command community and civilians from the surrounding areas of Fort Campbell. The attendees were given a small taste of what it is like to be one of the Army’s most elite Soldiers, the Special Forces Green Beret.

Community leaders from Middle Tennessee and Southwestern Kentucky receive an orientation to a parachute rigging facility as part of the Green Beret for a Day on Aug. 22, 2015, at Fort Campbell, Ky. (Sgt. Justin Moeller, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Public Affairs Office)

Community leaders from Middle Tennessee and Southwestern Kentucky receive an orientation to a parachute rigging facility as part of the Green Beret for a Day on Aug. 22, 2015, at Fort Campbell, Ky. (Sgt. Justin Moeller, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Public Affairs Office)

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5th Special Forces Group holds Change of Command Ceremony at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Jacob Mahaffey
5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Public Affairs Office

5th Special ForcesFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers, family members and friends gathered together on Gabriel Field, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, July 16th, 2015, for the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) change of command ceremony.

Col. John W. Brennan commanded the 5th SFG (A) from August 2013 until today as he passed the Group’s colors to Col. Kevin C. Leahy. The passing of the colors is an Army tradition symbolizing the passing of responsibility from one commander to another.

Col. Kevin C. Leahy, commander of the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), salutes his formation during the closing of the 5th SFG(A) change of command ceremony on Gabriel Field, July 16, 2015. (Sgt. Seth Plagenza, 5th SFG(A) Combat Camera)

Col. Kevin C. Leahy, commander of the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), salutes his formation during the closing of the 5th SFG(A) change of command ceremony on Gabriel Field, July 16, 2015. (Sgt. Seth Plagenza, 5th SFG(A) Combat Camera)

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5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) honors fallen warriors at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Jacob Mahaffey
5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Public Affairs Office

5th Special ForcesFort Campbell, KY – Family members and Soldiers honored the fallen Legionnaires of the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), also known as The Legion, during the annual 5th SFG (A) Memorial Ceremony on Gabriel Field May 16th, 2015.

The heavy rain and low clouds did not deter Soldiers or family members from paying their respects. In the true uniqueness of the Legion, the steady downpour enhanced the sense of commitment displayed to all present.

Col. John W. Brennan, the commander of the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), prepares to move a memorial wreath into place during the annual 5th SFG(A) Memorial Ceremony on Gabriel Field, May 16, 2015, at Fort Campbell, KY. (Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 5th SFG(A) Public Affairs)

Col. John W. Brennan, the commander of the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), prepares to move a memorial wreath into place during the annual 5th SFG(A) Memorial Ceremony on Gabriel Field, May 16, 2015, at Fort Campbell, KY. (Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 5th SFG(A) Public Affairs)

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Veteran shot down in Vietnam spoke to 5th Special Forces Group Soldiers at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Jacob Mahaffey
5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Public Affairs Office

5th Special Forces GroupFort Campbell, KY – A Vietnam War veteran and former prisoner of war spoke to Soldiers from the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) on Fort Campbell, KY January 23rd.

Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Barry Bridger, from Bladenboro, North Carolina, spoke to the Special Forces Soldiers about life as a POW and how important survival training can be.

Bridger was conducting combat operations during his second tour in Vietnam on January 23rd, 1967, when his plane was shot down over hostile territory. The next six years of his life were spent in Vietnam’s infamous “Hanoi Hilton” prison camp. «Read the rest of this article»

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1st Brigade Combat Team and 5th Special Forces Group join for combined training exercise at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Jacob Mahaffey
5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Public Affairs Office

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division5th Special Forces GroupFort 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.

Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division receive training on all-terrain vehicles from 5th Special Forces Group Jan. 12 on Fort Campbell. The training concluded a five-part combined training exercise between the two units. (Spc. Robert Venegas, 5th SFG(A) Combat Camera)

Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division receive training on all-terrain vehicles from 5th Special Forces Group Jan. 12 on Fort Campbell. The training concluded a five-part combined training exercise between the two units. (Spc. Robert Venegas, 5th SFG(A) Combat Camera)

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