NC Marines Conduct 5-State Air, Land Exercise

North Carolina's 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing is taking part in a major exercise over a five-state area that will result in increased air and ground activity over the coming week.

Marine Corps spokesman Staff Sgt. Roman Yurek says residents near military sites in North and South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia and Florida may notice increased landings and takeoffs amid other activity.

Yurek says more than 40 aircraft from seven military squadrons will take part, assisted by thousands of Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force men and women.

The exercise will include F/A-18 Hornets, AV-8B Harrier jump jets, EA-6B Prowler electronic warfare jets, KC-130 Hercules transports and MV-22B tilt-rotor Ospreys.

Three types of helicopters as well as simulated enemy air and ground forces also will participate.

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  • by EF JOHNSON TECH on Jun 18, 2011 at 10:42 AM
    Their will be some great monitoring going on. Everyone have a safe week of exercises.Thanks for serving our country.
  • by Deaf and dumb Location: Air Station landing pattern on Jun 17, 2011 at 06:12 PM
    Don't mind the racket overhead- above 500 feet at least. Just don't let the aircraft fall through my new roof. That roof cost me $8,000. to replace!
  • by HOMBRE' on Jun 17, 2011 at 03:07 PM
    Let's rock in roll and turn n burn. I love hearing the sound of freedom. Praying for all that serve our country.
  • by 250 Location: Jax on Jun 17, 2011 at 07:54 AM
    God Bless Guys and Gals. Good Trainning. Al Queda can you see us now? NO! We'll just show up in your bedroom to take the place of your snooze alarm.
  • by REALLY?? on Jun 17, 2011 at 06:43 AM
    I look forward to seeing them training in the skies. God you them for all that they do. I hope that this training will make them better prepared to do the job if/when they have to do it for real. Be safe.
  • by 5696 on Jun 17, 2011 at 06:26 AM
    Some good arm chair listing.

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