The 1st Special Operations Communications Squadron put their global war-fighting and readiness support skills to the test during a week-long, uninterrupted training exercise on Okaloosa Island on Aug. 8-12.
Known as “Sand Dollar,” the quarterly exercise is a collection of real-world scenarios designed to give newly-assigned communications Air Commandos a taste of tactical operations in a deployed environment, as well as an opportunity to exemplify the squadron’s motto of “Science, Swiftness and Strength.”
“Training is the root of any successful operation,” said Lt. Col. James Sahm, 1st SOCS commander. “We designed this to keep skills sharp with our Airmen and the deployable equipment.”
Sahm said the objectives of Sand Dollar are to provide Airmen a chance to “deploy” to an austere site as well as learn self-sufficiency.