May 302015
 

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U.S. Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) along with other branches of the military will be conducting one of the largest military exercises in recent memory.

The operation entitled Jade Force 15, will involve 1,200 troops comprised primarily of Green Berets, Navy Seals and Army infantry and will span across multiple states that include California, Nevada, Texas, Colorado, Arizona, Utah and New Mexico.

The operation is scheduled to commence July 18th, 2015 and end September 15th, 2015.

The exercises are much larger than most and span several states so they will not take place on military bases but instead will be conducted on both public and private property (permission already has been granted).  The purpose of the military exercise is to provide U.S. military forces with a realistic training ground in unfamiliar locals simulating both hostile and friendly territories.

The Governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, has ordered the Texas State Guard to monitor the operation.

 

 

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