Saturday, September 29, 2012

Battalion activated

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- The fourth and final battalion of the Army 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) officially has been activated. More than 100 people attended a ceremony at the Special Forces cantonment Friday morning. The activation of the 4th Battalion will enable the 7th Special Forces Group to sustain repeated deployments around the world. The new battalion now has 348 soldiers but is expected to be at its full strength of 436 soldiers by December. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily News, 09/28/12)