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Special Operations demonstration

U.S. and international Special Operations Forces (SOF) demonstrated their combined combat capabilities outside the Tampa Convention Center on Wednesday, May 23, 2012. US SOCOM commander Adm. William H. McRaven invited SOF delegates from 96 nations to Tampa for the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference.

The capabilities demonstration featured boats, assault vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, helicopters and other aircraft in the rescue scenarios.

Partner nations in the demonstration included Canada, Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Thailand, Norway, Poland, Norway, Jordan, and the United Arab Emirates. Special Operators from the Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Force work alongside SOF from partner nations around the world. All nations represented in the capabilities demonstration have either trained or engaged in combat alongside U.S. SOF forces over the past several decades.

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