Friday, July 26, 2013

The conditioning continues

Chicago may prevent residents from having the means to defend themselves against a murderous crime rate, but apparently has no problem being used as a military training ground:
U.S. military personnel are conducting training exercises in and around Chicago through Thursday, including flying military helicopters in areas around downtown at night...

Military personnel including soldiers from the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment--who fly and support military helicopters and specialize in nighttime operations—are among those involved in the “realistic urban training,” said a spokeswoman for the 160th, which is headquartered in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The exercises also include other units under the U.S. Special Operations Command, based at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla.

The training is designed to prepare military personnel for overseas deployments, according to the Army and the OEMC.

I'm certain that's not the only intended benefit...

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