Thursday, October 30, 2014

War game grows

GULFPORT, Miss. -- Military aircraft and vessels from across the country are participating in a two-week training exercise at the National Guard's Trent Lott Combat Readiness Training Center at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport. More than 52 units are reportedly involved in the war games. Called Southern Strike, the exercise involves no large land force, but does involve special operations units calling in mock air strikes. The exercise has grown each of its first three years, first involving just the Air National Guard and then expanding across the U.S. military branches over the following two years to the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, FBI and Special Operations Forces. (Source: Sun Herald, 10/28/14)