PHOTO:  Image of an informational flyer by the US Army Reserves, letting people know what to expect at this weekend's training exercise.  Click the photo to download PDF.  (Photo Courtesy of Cape Coral Police Department)

PHOTO:  Image of an informational flyer by the US Army Reserves, letting people know what to expect at this weekend's training exercise.  Click the photo to download PDF.  (Photo Courtesy of Cape Coral Police Department)

CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT
Public Affairs Office
1100 Cultural Park Boulevard
Cape Coral, FL 33990
(239) 242-3341

 

Military Training Operation in NW Cape Coral This Saturday

 

The Cape Coral Police Department wants to remind residents of the joint military training exercise that will be occurring this Saturday, June 14, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (military operation should be done by 3:00 with police and fire units out of the area by 4:00 PM) in and around Crystal Lake, located at NW 35 Lane and Caloosa Parkway.

The US Army reserves have published an informational flyer to let residents know what they can expect this weekend.  Click on the photo above to download a PDF of the flyer.

Original release after the break.

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CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT
Public Affairs Office
1100 Cultural Park Boulevard
Cape Coral, FL 33990
(239) 242-3341

 

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

 

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