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Thursday May 26th, 2016 11:06AM

Joint training exercise underway at Ga. military sites

By The Associated Press
FORT BENNING, Ga. (AP) A joint training exercise is underway at three Georgia military sites near Columbus, Savannah and Valdosta. <br /> <br /> The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports about 800 soldiers will participate in the training, which begins Monday and continues through June 13. <br /> <br /> The training is scheduled for Fort Benning near Columbus, Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah and Moody Air Force Base in Valdosta. <br /> <br /> The newspaper reports units taking part in the training include 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Hunter Army Airfield, the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment from Fort Campbell, Clarksville, Ky., and the Air Force Special Operations Command from Hurlburt Field in Mary Esther, Fla. <br /> <br /> Officials say helicopters and fixed wing aircraft will be used, along with training ammunition and other devices aimed at making the exercise as realistic as possible. <br />
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