Posted: Aug 28, 2013 9:05 AM
Updated: Aug 28, 2013 9:05 AM
NEW ORLEANS- The last time U.S. Special Operations troops trained in New Orleans, helicopters swooped in unannounced in the darkness over the downtown area, frightening residents whose nerves were already frayed by the Boston Marathon bombings earlier that day. This time, the training hasn't had the same effect.
The U.S. Special Operations Command tells The Times-Picayune Marines and sailors assigned to the Marine Corps Special Operations Command have been undergoing urban warfare training in the area since Aug. 19. The exercises, which were not publicly announced beforehand, are scheduled to end Friday.
The military is not saying where the exercises are taking place, other than that they're happening "at remote locations in and around New Orleans."