Photo from Sgt. Alisa J. Helin
Don't be alarmed if you see a heightened military presence in Charlottesville over the next few days. It's all part of a training exercise by the United States Marine Corp.
The 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit is based in Camp Lejeune, N.C. but they are in Charlottesville for training before they deploy early next year.
2,500 marines will take part in an urban training exercise, which is part of a rigorous six-month training before they deploy to parts of Africa and Europe. The goal of the exercise is to allow the
Marines to train in completely new areas that are unique from the facilities on base.
The urban training began last week, and will run until September 13. Residents will notice more military aircraft, ground vehicles, Marines and role players in and around Charlottesville periodically throughout the exercise.
Marines will go house-to-house to notify residents before each training exercise.
The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.
As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to email@example.com.
powered by Disqus