Marines to train in area

Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 6:33 PM
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Students from the U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command’s Marine Special Operations School, from Camp Lejeune, N.C., are scheduled to conduct a 20-day training exercise across a five-county area that includes Columbia County and portions of South Carolina through Feb. 12, according to an e-mail announcement from the Marine Corps.

The exercise, called Derna Bridge, will be conducted around Sumter National Forest, in or near Columbia, Richland, Sumter, Edgefield, Saluda, McCormick, Greenwood and Abbeville counties, according to the announcement.

The exercise, involving students from the special operations school and about 270 service members from throughout the military, along with local volunteers, will simulate an active military engagement and could include “blank gunfire and occasional flares.”

“Residents who encounter any difficulties associated with this training should contact local law enforcement officials,” who have coordinated with the Marine Corps in planning the exercise, the announcement says.

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walrus4ever
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walrus4ever 01/24/13 - 07:00 am
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Just whom are they supposed

Just whom are they supposed to be "surpressing"? I wonder...........

belle
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belle 01/24/13 - 08:41 am
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suppressing
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Whomever they need to.

GnipGnop
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GnipGnop 01/24/13 - 09:11 am
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Wonder how...

You volunteer to participate?

soapy_725
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soapy_725 01/24/13 - 09:58 am
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Let them train on the Mexican Border.
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Since they will be fighting in the desert from now on it makes since. A win, win situation.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 01/24/13 - 10:01 am
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Red Dawn, Red Dawn.
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The Cubans and Russians must have landed in Pensacola and they do not want us to panic.

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faithson 01/24/13 - 12:58 pm
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yea

like to get a look at the bunch with the youngun's. wonder if there is any information on civilian interface during the exercise.

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faithson 01/24/13 - 01:03 pm
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everyone does know this is the future of our Miliary

Our military future is wrapped up with these 270 fighting men and women. Future force structure will be with these awesome units that train for their missions to defend our country. We have tasted the cost of full scale war and been found wanting.

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rcandrews 01/25/13 - 07:50 am
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Nothing like

Spending our tax dollars on training exercises to arrest and or kill those who oppose The United States Federal Government's addiction to world domination.

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