FORT BRAGG, N.C., (AP) - Fort Bragg Special Forces students will infiltrate central North Carolina as they start a massive unconventional warfare exercise.
The exercise called "Robin Sage" starts Saturday. It will be conducted in 15 counties that stretch from the outskirts of Charlotte to Fayetteville. More than 100 soldiers will participate and over 1,000 people from the area will play roles ranging from police to guerrillas. The exercise is scheduled to end June 30.
Robin Sage has been conducted for nearly 50 years. It provides realistic training in guerrilla warfare. It is the final training exercise before Special Forces students graduate and receive their assignments to 1 of 7 Special Forces groups.