Special Operations Forces Invade Tampa…In A Training Exercise

Daily News Article - May 31, 2016

Questions

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1. a) What is SOCOM? What is its purpose? (see para. 16 and “Background” below the questions)
b) Where is SOCOM located?

2. What was the purpose of the training exercise held in downtown Tampa last week?

3. Which special ops forces participated in the training exercise held in downtown Tampa last week?

4. How many other countries’ special operations forces joined the U.S. at the training exercise in Tampa?

5. What was unusual about the practice rescue mission? (see para. 11)

6. Read the "Background" and watch the video under "Resources" below. How does this report on the our military's special ops forces inspire you?