This Is Not a Real Assault!

Special Ops forces will conduct a demonstration in downtown.

From Tampa Downtown Partnership:

The U.S. Special Operations Command is hosting a week-long International Special Operations Forces (SOF) conference beginning Tuesday, May 22.

Commander Adm. William McRaven has invited SOF delegates from 96 nations to the for a conference focused on “Building the Global SOF Partnership.”

A highlight of the conference will be an SOF demonstration, featuring operators from a dozen countries “assaulting” mock enemy positions and rescuing “hostages” next to the convention center, 333 S. Franklin St., by land, water and air.

Spectators are invited to watch the half-hour demonstration starting at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23. Boats, assault vehicles, and aircraft will be involved in the rescue scenarios as special operators from the Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Force work alongside partner nations from around the world.


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