U.S., Multinational Special Operations Forces Compete During Fuerzas Comando 2012 in Colombia

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Special Forces soldiers practice different rowing techniques for the aquatic event that will take place as part of the Fuerzas Comando competition at the Colombian National Training Center on Fort Tolemaida, Colombia,  June 3, 2012. The competition is sponsored by U.S. Southern Command. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Karen Kozub
  • Members of special operations forces from several countries receive a safety briefing before the start of weapons familiarization for Fuerzas Comando 2012 at the Colombian National Training Center on Fort Tolemaida, Colombia, June 4, 2012. U.S. Army photo by 2nd Lt. Christopher Middleton
  • A member of the special operations forces team from the Bahamas practices firing a pistol during weapons familiarization for Fuerzas Comando 2012 at the Colombian National Training Center on Fort Tolemaida, Colombia, June 4, 2012. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Christopher Vann
  • A member of the Brazilian special operations forces team inspects his weapon prior to firing for weapons familiarization for Fuerzas Comando 2012 at the Colombian National Training Center on Fort Tolemaida, Colombia, June 4, 2012. U.S. Army photo by 2nd Lt. Christopher Middleton
  • Comandos and special operations forces competitors come together during the weapons familiarization range early to prepare their M4 carbine weapons for the firing events later during Fuerzas Comando 2012 at the Colombian National Training Center on Fort Tolemaida, Colombia, June 4, 2012. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Karen Kozub
  • Special operations forces from 21 different countries display their nations' flags during the opening ceremony for Fuerzas Comando 2012 at the Colombian National Training Center at Fort Tolemaida, Colombia, June 6, 2012. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Keith Turner
  • Colombian Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon Bueno, center, and U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Thomas L. Brown, commander of Special Operations Command South, far left, and distinguished visitors salute as the national anthems of Colombia and the United States are played during the opening ceremony for Fuerzas Comando 2012 at the Colombian National Training Center on Fort Tolemaida, Colombia, June 6, 2012. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Karen Kozub
  • Twenty one national flags are displayed proudly by their nations special operations forces teams during the opening ceremony for Fuerzas Comando 2012 at the Colombian National Training Center at Fort Tolemaida, Colombia, June 6, 2012. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Keith Turner
  • Members of the special operations team forces from the United States participate in the physical fitness event chin-ups, during Fuerzas Comando 2012 at the Colombian National Training Center on Fort Tolemaida, Colombia, June 6, 2012. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Christopher Vann
  • Members of the special operations team forces from the United States participate in the physical fitness event dips, during Fuerzas Comando 2012 at the Colombian National Training Center on Fort Tolemaida, Colombia, June 6, 2012. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Christopher Vann
  • A member of the special operations forces from Guatamala salutes after crossing the finish line after running four miles for the physical fitness event during Fuerzas Comando 2012 at the Colombian National Training Center on Fort Tolemaida, Colombia, June 6, 2012. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Christopher Vann
  • A competitor from Peru participate in the physical fitness event sit-ups, during Fuerzas Comando 2012 at the Colombian National Training Center on Fort Tolemaida, Colombia, June 6, 2012. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Karen Kozub
  • A competitor from Costa Rica participate in the physical fitness event push-ups, during Fuerzas Comando 2012 at the Colombian National Training Center on Fort Tolemaida, Colombia, June 6, 2012. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Karen Kozub