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Special Forces Conducts Naval Training

Military Times reports that “Army Special Forces teamed up with the Gator Navy in April for training and managed to pull off a seemingly unprecedented feat: Simultaneously launching six helicopters from a two-spot dock landing ship.”  

“The Oak Hill, while in the Atlantic, served as the landing pad for the Army’s 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), better known as the “Night Stalkers,” who also practiced fast-roping to the ship from helicopters.”  

“That’s the sort of tactic used to board noncompliant ships — a mission traditionally run by Navy SEALs and Marine Corps’ Maritime Raid Forces, in the latest sign the Army is boosting its amphibious operations as it emerges from a decade of land warfare.”