EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWS"Sentry Storm" Exercise Highlighting WV's Unique Military Training Opportunities
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Reported by: Jeff Morris
Videographer: Bob Aaron
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Jul. 17, 2013 10:03 AM EDT
Updated: Jul. 17, 2013 8:33 PM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
West Virginia is highlighting its unique military training areas and opportunities under a training event being led by the Air National Guard’s 130th Airlift Wing.
Training events for "Sentry Storm” began Monday and will run through Friday and will include Air National Guard units from five states and Army National Guard and Army Reserve units, according to a news release from the National Guard.
Events will take place in Kanawha, Preston, Clay, Monongalia, Nicholas, Logan, Raleigh, Mingo, Greenbrier and Berkeley counties.
Training will include aircraft incident search and recovery, base defense training, tactical aircraft approach and landings and aircraft formation flights with low level aerial navigation and air drops.
Guard officials said about 450 airmen and soldiers are involved in the five-day event.
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