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Military Exercise Scheduled in Panhandle Counties

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Air Force Special Operations Command is hosting a field exercise designed to train forces in combat scenarios April 22 through May 3. The exercise concentrates on integrated tactics and multi-service command and control.

Training events for Emerald Warrior will take place in parts of Liberty, Calhoun and Franklin counties. Residents may see an increase in military activity in their area to include a higher than usual number of military vehicles and aircraft noise during the nighttime hours. Residents may also hear simulated munitions fire.

With the cooperation of local, state and government agencies, Emerald Warrior-13 will provide multiple training opportunities for local law enforcement and emergency responders.  All training occurs at designated sites with the permission of property owners and local authorities.

The exercise will leverage lessons from Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom to provide trained and ready forces to combatant commanders.