PRESS RELEASE: Army Special Operations training exercise to begin

By U.S. Army Special Operations Command Public Affairs OfficeMay 5, 2016

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FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, July 13, 2015) - Members of U.S. Army Special Operations Command will train with other U.S Armed Forces units July 15 through Sept. 15 in a multi-state exercise.

The exercise will take place across seven states and primarily occur on pre-coordinated private property and military installations. Applicable local and state officials were notified as to the extent of training that will occur off military installations.

These officials will receive regular updates as the exercise progresses. USASOC Public Affairs will release additional information to local government officials and their respective media outlets to keep the public informed as to when training will take place in their area.

The training will take place in the following locations:

• Arizona: National Guard Training Centers and at an Army Reserve Center

• Florida: Eglin Air Force Base

• Louisiana: Camp Beauregard

• Mississippi: Camp Shelby, Naval Research Laboratory ˗ Stennis Space Center, and U.S. Navy Seabee Base at Gulfport/Biloxi

• New Mexico: Cannon Air Force Base, and tentatively in Otero County

• Texas: Camps Bullis and Swift, and in Bastrop, Burleson, Brazos, Edwards, Howard, Hudspeth, Kimble, Martin, Marion, Real, Schleicher and Tom Green Counties

• Utah: Carbon and Emery Counties

The public can expect little disruption in their day-to-day activities since much of the exercise will be conducted in remote areas.

The most noticeable effect the exercise may have on the local communities is a slight increase in vehicle traffic and the limited use of military aircraft and its associated noise.

USASOC intends to conduct the exercise safely and courteously while providing the best possible training available for the nation's Army Special Operations Forces.

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