Military Training or Making Their Presence Known?


According to reports by different news agencies there have been several military training exercises going on in public this past week.

According to ABC news today on Houston's south side.

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- SkyEye 13 HD was over the south side where at first look, it appears there's a massive SWAT scene happening. People have been calling police, as well as our newsroom, saying they're hearing gunshots in the area of Scott and Airport. It turns out, the Army says, it's a multi-agency training drill. They're doing it at the old Carnegie High School.

Helicopters were also involved. The Army isn't giving any details of what the training is about.

So if you see the helicopters or hear gunfire, it's only a drill.

While another drill has also been reported by CBS Miami that black military helicopters were training over I-395 in downtown Miami on Thursday. Video footage shows the military is using what appears to be live ammunition in a supposed training drill.

The training is designed to ensure that military personnel are able to operate in urban areas and to focus on preparations for overseas deployment. It also serves as a mandatory training certification requirement.
A similar operation took place in April 2011 in Miami’s Brickell area, which frightened many residents in the area.
This time, the training operations were held away from residential areas.

Although CBS Miami reported that the training operations were held away from residential areas. Video footage from that the military was indeed in downtown Miami. In the video you can also hear machine gun fire. Channel 7 is playing it off, saying there is nothing to be concerned about. It is only a joint military exercise for the preparation of overseas operations, as well as making sure their equipment is working properly.

Being that I am an ex-military wife and have been around the military bases, and their training, I do not believe their excuse that it is the military making sure their equipment was working properly, and that it is for training overseas. I have never known our military to check their systems operations and functions in public venues, not even after 9/11.

What do you think? Are they just training for overseas operations? Or are they making their presence known, trying to desensitize the public for what is about to come? Do you think this is the beginning of stricter martial law? What is your opinion?

Those whom do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Wake up America.

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About Lorri Anderson
Mother of four wonderful children and grandmother of four. Poet/writer/investigative reporter/singer/dancer/model/business owner/non-profit business owner etc... Started D.P.A.A.W.L. INC, a non-profit animal rescue in the state of Kentucky that worked closely with animal control, law enforcement, as well as the Lewis County S.P.C.A. in which I was elected to Chairman of the Board . Volunteered and worked with: Partnership Against Domestic Violence, Senior Citizens Social Services of Pike County, Community Action Committee of Pike County, Central Ohio Diabetes Association, Food Pantries, Children's Services in both Ohio and Kentucky, Lewis County S.P.C.A., Lewis County Humane Society, as well as many other organizations. I believe strongly in our Second Amendment right to "BEAR ARMS". I am a licensed CCW carrier and proud of it.
  • http://www.facebook.com/Paxroma10 Nicholas Parisi

    When this train leaves the station it will be too late for those who have not "Prepared" like any good scout does, indeed, there will be much to pay for their stupitidy, amen. To all out there that have made themselves ready, God be with you and those you love in Freedoms name!

  • opy

    so, when the real attack comes, you will be lulled into thinking "its only a training thing"!

    never forget, never forgive

  • jgbrite

    Since we don't bother to save Ambassadors we must be planning to repeat Waco, or maybe even a civil war.

  • James

    I always thought the South would rise again but I see now that I was mistaken. The North is going to rise up against us all before much longer. The North being our government.

  • Scott

    I can't get too excited about it. I served on active duty in the United States Army from 1983 to 2012. We have done these types of exercises through my entire career and in just about every duty station I was assigned to. I am really just amused how it is just now all of a sudden being noticed as an ominous development instead of being relegated to the back page of the Lifestyle section.

    • Txfredn

      Hi Scott; AS a former Vet myself I do recall when we did many drills and readiness assessments under a wide range of areas and situations, but we NEVER held any of them at 100ft; over a main street down town in any city with both door gunners blazing like they did a few nights ago down town Miami! Far too dangerous to take those kind of chances over a busy street loaded with families and shoppers!

    • Scott

      I would love to comment on the specifics of the event, however, there is just far too much I do not know regarding what actually happened. I don't know where the location of the helicopters were, I just have a vague reference in the news article. I don't know how far away they were from the civilian centers. I don't know if it was a live-fire exercise or if they were using blank-fire. I don't know how far ahead they informed the public. I don't know what branch was involved. I don't know if it was an active duty or reserve forces. I don't know if it was a drug interdiction exercise with the federal, state or local law enforcement agencies. To be honest, the last one is exactly what it sounds like. When I held the position as an AC/RC Team Chief, our National Guard aircraft assets very frequently conducted such exercises alongside the DEA and LEOs and did conduct them in urban centers. It all just sounds like much-ado about nothing.

    • http://www.facebook.com/lynn.graham.14 Lynn Graham

      seems to me....you alraedy commented on it

    • Txfredn

      Hello Again Scott: I really hope you are correct ! I don't believe in coincidences, and with all that 'appears' to going on in the background makes me wish ever so lightly that I was back at the 'office' where I could actually review what was or was not actually going on! I agree that it could be a joint exercise.....and yes we did perform some of these type exercises and only a few of the civies' were informed in advance. Of course our Gov. these days never does anything out in the open, and I think many times it is done for reaction measurement! For my taste there is far too many 'smoke and mirrors' shams happening! Thanks for your long years of service! You were in after I was.......glad you made it home!
      As a side note.......I do believe there is some action with DHS that bears watching!

  • J.T.

    If they are not going to honor there oeth then we bring them done too

  • Hauptman

    I would not be shocked to learn that the training is for here in the US and is pointed at military control of the cities. I think that this is one of BHO,s fairyland dreams that he wants to really happen.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeffrey.chamberlain.50 Jeffrey Chamberlain

    Most likely it's DHS training for Obama's gun grab.

    • Txfredn

      Didn't Adolf tell the German populous that his 'Brown Shirts' were originally organized to protect the 'Home Land? Look how they were used! Sounds very familiar to me!

  • Lawerence

    On a campaign tour in 2008 In an Obama speech ( quote ) " I Believe We Need To Create A Civilian Army That Is As Well Equipped And As Well Trained As Our Military Counterpart "
    With Obama's Dividing Of The Nation And Attack On The Constitution , And With The Purchase Of Millions Of Rounds Of Ammo Plus Several Thousand Assault Rifles By The Homeland Security ; Makes You Wonder Whats Up !!!

  • Rotorwash

    I am a combat veteran, Attack Helicopter pilot.
    If the call comes that I am to harrass or fire on my Fellow Countrymen... I will resign then and there. I will resist and aid my community against government thuggery.

    I am quite certain that my brothers will do the same.

    • freedomringsforall

      God bless you!

    • Dasrge

      Thank you for your commitment to your community, neighbors and your oath. Be aware of any unexpected changes in your chain of command. Your leaders may be replaced with career climbers that will fire on, or order your peers to fire on, American citizens. With EVERY military base that I was stationed on, Fort Jackson, Fort Lewis, Fort Carson, Fort Gordon, there has been VAST areas of land to train on. The need for our troops to actually leave secure military installations for training purposes is ludicrous. I remember when I was stationed in Germany that the military hierarchy was ALWAYS concerned with upsetting the populace or damaging private property. In the 11 years I served, we NEVER once did ANY training other than on military posts. I personally feel that disaster is coming. To many things from our current administration point towards controlling and now disarming our population. I thank you for stepping up and declaring that you won't be a party to this activity. But when you resign, please bring your helicopter with you, we will need it. If it reaches the point that the government or your superiors order you and your peers to fire on civilians in the US, then that is our government declaring war on its citizens and we will need as many advanced tools of warfare that the government has. I would be very curious to know exactly how many pilots in your flight group would openly rebel against leadership that orders such an attack and how many would capitulate for fear of reprisals against them and their families.

    • rick0857

      As a veteran myself I hope you're correct in assuming that our brothers in arms will not obey illegal orders from this A*# HOLE currently occupying the W.H. However I'm not so sure we can count on that, after all we have actual gang members from all over the country joining the military today. We have the gang element from Mexico entering our military as a path to citizenship or simply for the advanced training available to the military after which they end their terms of service and return with the advanced training to their gangs and then teach others the same tactics and methods.

    • J.T.

      Any chance you can bring your heli to the cause if necessary?

    • Noni77

      How about you make sure your crew is made up of non-traitors and you turn on the seditionists when and where it counts instead of losing tactical and the advantage of surprise? I can fire a rifle or pistol, but I don't have access to a gun ship or the knowledge to use it. Why join the slaughtered when you can prevent the assault? Even the German Officers at least TRIED to take out Hitler. They didn't walk off in a snit.

  • freedomringsforall

    I guess the internationalists are getting us to
    fund our own demise by getting us to pay for the invasion
    and dominance of areas all over the world so that international
    forces get their buildup and plan of action together so that when it comes time
    to go after our rights and freedoms and resources here they will
    be appropriately armed and with a good plan of action.

    I am sure that this is the beginning of the training on our soil for their future tactical needs.

    I am sure we will be seeing more and more of this over the near future as they try to complete their domination over most of the world and try to get their plans and strategies ironed out for dominating the last big independent Republics of the world.

  • forrealcommonsense

    They are prepping for the coming culling...America's greatest threat is this man in the WH brought about by a dumbed down, self-centered, godless electorate.

  • egalicki

    Almost looks like they're preparing to go on the offensive against citizens who object to their unconstitutional policies - and this means they know they will need this because they are well aware they have violated the constitution and are preparing for the ramifications of doing it.

  • Carl Daubenspeck

    Lori Anderson, you are a person of great reason and fortitude and worthy of kudos! If married you have made your husband proud to be in union with such an out spoken person for the safety of our United States.

    Yes, this is a very disturbing change in the venue of training for our military forces. As of three years ago the Posse Comitatus Act went south with the rest of the guns we have been giving away to shore up the offensive might of those that will be recruited to wage staged conflicts among our kind. This will be done to draw out the Patriots and size up the defensive capabilities among us.

    Thank you for your articles and for your faith and vitality that you have and are instilling in those who love and enjoy this country. May our creator God Yehovah bless us in this coming turbulant time.

  • pairadimes

    This is an ominous development. The Federal government has spent millions of dollars on facilities all over the country that are designed for these kinds of training scenarios (several in Texas), and it was neither necessary nor prudent to conduct them in ways which put the general public at risk. This reflects either remarkably poor judgement on the part of people we count on to be smarter, or something even more uncomfortable to contemplate. Factored in with other news we are able to verify in spite of the media, and the story that emerges suggests a near future very different from America's past.

    • Txfredn

      There are far too many of us Vets that know the difference in these lines of BS to drink the cool aid! Yeah...Training? We tried to get the VC to believe that when we entered Saigon ! They didn't buy it either! I guess that DC actually believes we are all this stupid! They have forgotten that we were trained and served by the VERY BEST! And we still stand by our oaths!