A Visit to Ft. Liberty, NC

During a recent visit to US Army Ft. Liberty, NC, the home of Airborne and Special Operations Forces. Technifex XR had the privilege of connecting with Zack Zachery, a former paratrooper from the Airborne division of the 3rd Special Forces Group, who now serves as our technical consultant for Technifex XR. Ft. Liberty, a conglomerate of bases supporting Special Operations across the Air Force, Marines, and Army, holds special significance for Zak, having dedicated much of his military career there.

Monty Lunde and Zack Zachery paused beside a captivating image capturing Zack’s action-packed moments, a poignant memento discovered during their tour. At Technifex XR, we’re deeply committed to leveraging our expertise in special effects and technical show systems to develop immersive simulation and training experiences tailored for the military.

Special Forces Group (Airborne) has a long and storied history serving the Nation during peacetime and war.

Special Forces units perform seven doctrinal missions: Unconventional Warfare, Foreign Internal Defense, Special Reconnaissance, Direct Action, Combating Terrorism, Counter-proliferation, and Information Operations. These missions make Special Forces unique in the U.S. military, because they are employed throughout the three stages of the operational continuum: peacetime, conflict and war. 

Special Forces Soldiers are renowned for their ability to deploy in small teams, operate independently, and conduct their mission in austere environments. 

Fun Fact: As of June of 2023 the law to change DOD installation names coined after confederate officers was a congressional mandate and Ft. Bragg became Ft. Liberty. Per the William “Mac” Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for 2021, the Naming Commission was developed and appointed by the administration and Congress. The commission reviewed over 188 names, with justifications, before settling on Fort Liberty. Union Brig. Gen. Edward S. Bragg was considered, as were other individuals, including many Medal Of Honor recipients, but the commission decided no one individual could be selected to encompass the scope and spirit of the installation, so the value of “Liberty” was chosen.