The U.S. Army is advising Rhode Island residents that they might hear sounds of military weapons and aircraft as soldiers train in the Ocean State over the next seven days.
The Army will train throughout the state from Monday through Sunday, June 11, “to enhance their soldier skills by operating in various environments and settings,” the Army said in a press release Monday.
“Citizens in close proximity to the areas where the training will take place will be notified in person by police and/or military representatives prior to the training,” the Army said.
The Army says its training has been coordinated with the proper state, county and city officials, including the Rhode Island National Guard and police departments, as well as private property owners, and “all safety precautions have been implemented in order to prevent unnecessary risk to both the participants and/or area residents and their property.”
“The local terrain and training facilities in Rhode Island provide the U.S. Army with unique locations and a variety of environments to train. Each location selected enables Soldiers to test their equipment to maintain maximum readiness and proficiency, and to exercise standard safety procedures,” the Army says. “This training is essential to ensure they are fully trained and prepared to support our nation and its mission.”
Source: Providence Journal