July 19, 2014
BLACKSTONE, Va. (AP) - Residents in Southside and Central Virginia could see military aircraft and ground vehicles through July 30th as Marines and sailors prepare for a deployment later this year.
They are from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit at Camp Lejeune. While they'll primarily be based at Fort Pickett in Blackstone, the military says they all be training in Natural Bridge, Lynchburg, Dinwiddie and Creeds.
The Marines will notify residents in the immediate area of their training by going door-to-door.
Much of the exercises will involve what is called situational training. They are intended to replicate the missions they're likely to face during their deployment.
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