Army Resumes Major Collective Training

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Army Resumes Major Collective Training

The Army has resumed brigade-level collective training following a three-month pause to emplace safety measures aimed at preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus among soldiers, observer-controllers and civilian role players.

All major training was halted in mid-March after DoD issued orders restricting travel for troops, employees and family members. The Army began putting measures in place so that units could resume home station training safely in smaller numbers, but major training exercises hadn’t resumed until now.

SFAB Locations Announced

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SFAB Locations Announced

The Army announced plans for stationing the last three of its five planned Regular Army security force assistance brigades, specialized units designed for advise-and-assist missions with U.S. allies and partner nations.

1st SFAB Among Units Tapped for Deployments

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1st SFAB Among Units Tapped for Deployments

The Army this week announced deployments for several units this spring and summer, including the first deployment of the new 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade.

Soldiers with the 1st SFAB out of Fort Benning, Ga., will deploy this spring to provide training and advising assistance to Afghan National Security Forces. The specialized unit is the first of its kind in the Army and the spring deployment will be its first. The second SFAB unit is being created at Fort Bragg, N.C., but has not received deployment orders.