FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Fort Bragg is getting ready for a massive training exercise in central North Carolina.
The exercise, called "Robin Sage," starts Saturday. It will be conducted in or near Alamance, Anson, Cabarrus, Chatham, Davidson, Guilford, Hoke, Montgomery, Moore, Randolph, Richmond, Rowan, Scotland, Stanly and Union counties.
Over 1,000 people from the area will participate. The exercise is scheduled to end April 9.
Robin Sage has been conducted for nearly 50 years and provides realistic training in guerrilla warfare.
It is the final training exercise before Special Forces students graduate and receive their assignments to one of seven Special Forces groups.
The exercise is held eight times a year.
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