1st Special Forces Group (Airborne)
Definition/Scope: The 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) was activated on 04 October 1960 in Okinawa, Japan. After numerous years they were de-activated on 30 June 1974 at Ft. Bragg, NC. However they were re-activated on 01 September 1984 with the 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group, to be stationed at Ft. Bragg with a forward deployed unit to Tori Station, Okinawa. The remaining Headquarters Company with 2nd and 3rd Battalions were activated and stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington. Their area of responsibility includes the following countries: Australia, Mauritius, Bangladesh, Micronesia, Federated States of Bhutan, Mongolia, Burma (Myanmar), Nauru, Cambodia, Nepal, China, Niue, Comoros, New Zealand, Brunei, Republic of Palau, Cook Islands, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Philippines, New Caledonia/French Polynesia (France), Russia, India, Samoa, Indonesia, Singapore, Japan, Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Sri Lanka, Korea, Republic of Taiwan, Korea, North Thailand, Laos, Tonga, Madagascar, Tuvalu, Malaysia, Vanuatu, Maldives, Vietnam, Republic of Marshall Islands.
Acronym:1st SFG (ABN)
Broader Terms:Army special forces
Narrower Terms:guerrilla warfare
Related Terms:10th Special Forces Group (Airborne)