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Extra helicopter activity in East County are all part of training

June 23, 2014

Raven’s Challenge VII will be taking place throughout the Satsop Business Park starting today.

Residents are being advised of the possibility of increased helicopter activity, and a higher than normal level of activity and noise in the area.

The Raven’s Challenge interoperability training events focus on live fire bomb disposal scenarios, cross-training between Military Explosives Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and Public Safety Bomb Squads (PSBS) with integration of new bomb disposal technologies.

This is a National level training exercise involving simultaneous events occurring in Washington, as well as events in Arizona, Alabama and Washington DC.

This training exercise, hosted by ATF in partnership with the FBI, DHS and the DOD will involve bomb squads from across the Northwest. Military bomb disposal teams from the Army and Air Force at JBLM, the Navy from Naval Region NW, Washington National Guard, Canadian Defense Forces and British Army will cross train with their State, local and International partners.

In addition to the interagency training, the event will provide local and regional leadership the opportunity to exercise decision making processes during a crisis.

Military and Civilian bomb technicians gathered at an abandoned nuclear plant in Satsop, Wash., for the seventh annual Raven's Challenge, Aug. 14, 2013.

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