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Green Berets Are Coming to Aggieland

Logo for U.S. Army Special Operations Command.

Logo of JADE HELM 15, the nickname of the realistic military training exercise.

This August, Brazos County will be invaded by the Green Berets.

County commissioners earlier this month approved the U.S. Army’s request to conduct realistic military training.

Spokesman Tom Mead from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, says it’s part of JADE HELM 15, an exercise involving multiple military branches that will take place in seven states over an eight week period.

The Green Berets will be freshening up on their skills in unconventional warfare. Mead, who served 20 years in Army special forces, says it’s similar to the United States helping the French Underground after Germany captured France during World War II.

Mead says training will be based on the Texas A&M Riverside campus. There will also be increased aircraft activity at night in and out of Easterwood Airport.

Other Texas locations for the mass training includes Caldwell and Bastrop.

Mead says other participants includes the Navy Seals, Air Force and Marine special operations, and the 82nd Airborne Division.

Click below to listen to the county commission presentation.

021015 Realistic Military Training presentation

Click HERE to read background information presented to Brazos County commissioners.

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Posted by on Feb 26 2015. Filed under Featured Stories, News.
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