Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Exercise spans several states

The ninth annual Emerald Warrior military exercise got underway Monday in Northwest Florida. It's sponsored by the Special Operations Command and is an irregular warfare exercise. Last year about 1,900 service members from different branches participated, and organizers expect the number to be about the same this year. About 90 aircraft will participate in the exercise, which will run through May 9 at Hurlburt Field, Eglin Air Force Base, Apalachicola, all in Florida, Camp Shelby and Stennis Space Center in Mississippi, Pelham Range, Ala., and Melrose Range, N.M. Participants will interact using actual aircraft and personnel, as well as virtual simulators and computer-generated emulators that will interact in a live scenario. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily News, 04/28/14)