Project Omega

July 1966        

Project Omega B-50 was formed by 5th Special Forces Group Airborne (SFGA) to accomplish clandestine reconnaissance in hostile controlled territory–special ground operations.

Command and Control South (CCS) was organized from the 5th SFG(A) elements known as C5, and Projects Omega (B-50) & Sigma (B-56), effective on or about November 1967, the date these elements became OpCon to SOG. They were given the majority of the area of operation (AO) known as Daniel Boone and later changed to Salem House, which comprised the majority of the RVN border with Cambodia. Initially Omega was based out of Nha Trang with its Mobile Launch Site (MLS) at Kontum. The Reaction Battalion, A-503, that supported Omega was located in Nha Trang.  Omega moved from Kontum to the MLS at Ban Me Thout and they ran targets in the northern half of the DB/SH AO. CCS was operational on 06/15/68 and was “officially” formed on 02/11/69.