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State Police Perform Training Exercises Near Fort Monmouth Tuesday Night

Borough alerts residents of potential noise of low-flying helicopters

 

The New Jersey State Police will be doing training exercises near the Fort Monmouth Area Tuesday night.

The exercises will begin at 5 p.m. tonight and scheduled to end on Wednesday, according to a message from Tinton Falls Mayor Michael Skudera to residents. The message is also posted on the borough's web site.

Mayor Skudera said the training will involve ground and aerial training that will include low-flying helicopters.

Mayor Skudera said he was not sure of the exact time the training will end on Wednesday.

On Monday night, the Long Branch Police Army training involving helicopters and simulated gunfire would be going on throughtout the night.

The training occurred near the oceanfront and the North Bath Avenue area, but the helicopters and simulated gunfire could be heard from as far as West Long Branch until shortly after midnight.

Eatontown posted a message on the borough's web site to inform residents of the training as well.

"Residents may observe tactical training exercises on Fort Monmouth properties this evening and overnight," the message states. "Low flying helicopters may be utilized as well as ground level manuevers."

NJFlyer June 07, 2012 at 04:50 AM
I'm all for the training...but to have less than 24hrs notice and very little detail as to "why" is a little disconcerning. I'm also not comfortable with doing it in such heavily populated areas where God forbid even a minor mechanical malfunction could cause a major disaster. Considering I sit in the flight path between Fort Monouth and Naval Station Earl (where it appears they're staging from)...I'm not comfortable. Something is going on that they're not telling us. They also gave less than 24hr warming to residents close to Oyster Creek Power Plant that a major alarm test was going to happen the other day. I live in Monmouth County but also have a house in Forked River since 1989...and I've only heard them testing that alarm one other time. Something isn't right.
Lynne June 07, 2012 at 11:43 AM
Some of us are not the only ones concerned- read the front page of the APP- no one wants to own up to who is conducting these "drills" (State Police say its not them-army said its not them) could have put a warning on the TV news - not all people have access to a computer- thank god they stopped earlier last night and at 11:30pm they were at least flying higher
Richard Robinson June 07, 2012 at 11:56 AM
We received notice via reverse 911 at 6:20 last evening from EPD. What are we going to do, put a curfew on the military/first responders who need to train for real world conditions? Our troops and police have to be prepared for anything, 24/7/365.
rbresident June 07, 2012 at 07:35 PM
Thank you. Let the people who risk their LIVES for us train. So what if it keeps someone awake for just a night or two these men and women are risking it all for complete strangers. Those that have so much of a problem can pack it up and move to another country.
lawrence williard June 07, 2012 at 09:45 PM
How are they giving us freedom? We haven't had enemy armed forces on our soil since the Revolutionary War. Get real.

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