Friday, June 8, 2012

Special Forces group growing

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- The Army 7th Special Forces Group will stand up a fourth combat battalion this fall, bringing the total number of soldiers at the cantonment to 2,200. The new battalion will have 400 soldiers, and about 100 already have arrived. With the addition, there will be four combat battalions and one general support battalion at the cantonment on Eglin Air Force Base’s reservation south of Crestview. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily News, 06/07/12)