The first exercise was conducted from September to December in 1980. U.S. Army units and U.S. Air Force personnel were deployed in Egypt for the exercise.
United States units:
Task Force "Strike", 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)
150th Tactical Fighter Group, New Mexico Air National Guard
Photo credits: Department of Defense; National Guard Bureau; U.S. Army
Tags: Operation Bright Star '80, Exercise Bright Star 1980, Pyramid, West Cairo, 150th Tactical Fighter Group, 502nd Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, USAF, U.S. Army, Camp, Egyptian Army, Egyptian Air Force