CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT
Public Affairs Office
1100 Cultural Park Boulevard
Cape Coral, FL 33990
Cape Coral to Host Military Training Operation in the Northwest
(May 26, 2014)- It may look like a scene out of Red Dawn, but it is not an invasion.
The City of Cape Coral will be hosting another military training exercise on June 14, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM in and around Crystal Lake, located at NW 35 Lane and Caloosa Parkway.
This operation, called "helocasting," will train soldiers to safely dismount from a helicopter that is in-flight, into a body of water, while wearing all of their gear.
Throughout the day, there will be Army Blackhawk helicopters loading soldiers at a nearby landing zone and dropping them off in Crystal Lake.
Cape Coral Police Department, Cape Coral Fire Department, US Coast Guard Auxiliary, and the US Army will have vehicles and personnel in the air, on the ground, and in the water, directing traffic and maintaining a safe training environment for our soldiers.
"The operation is taking place in a sparsely populated area of the city away from major thoroughfares, so we anticipate traffic will not be much of a problem. This exercise should provide a very interesting show for local residents in the area."- Det. Sergeant Dana Coston, Cape Coral Police Department Public Affairs Officer