JADE HELM 2015 (Operation 'Jade Helm 15'-8 week drill July thru Sept)
Special Ops forces from Army, Airforce, Seals, etc to conduct night time training in at least 7 states at the same time. Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado
Here are some specifics from several Newspapers links below
The training exercise in Hudspeth County will be limited in scale – lasting four to seven days and involving fewer than 20 soldiers on the ground.
But the local exercise is part of a much larger operation, unfolding across seven states in the Southwest and in 10 other Texas counties, called
Over an eight-week period, 1,500 to 1,800 people will participate in the Jade Helm training, Oquendo said. The training will run from July 15
through Sept. 15, and the Hudspeth County portion is planned for August. Jade Helm is planned as an annual occurrence, and future exercises in
Hudspeth County could involve a larger number of military personnel, Oquendo said.
In Jade Helm, special operations are simulating entering a foreign country to assist an insurgency. Oquendo said the exercise
is focused as much on the skills of decision makers in various agencies as it is on soldiers on the ground. In Hudspeth County,
participating soldiers will by Army Special Forces, or Green Berets, but special-operations soldiers from the other branches of
the military will participate in other locations.
In the Hudspeth County exercise, a group of Green Berets will parachute into the airfield near Ranch Road 1111, north of Sierra Blanca.
The soldiers will be moved to a location north of the drop site – and will then move on foot into New Mexico.
“There will be an airborne infiltration, and they’re going to hide,” Oquendo said. “You’re not going to see them. At 1 a.m.,
there will be an airplane that flies at about 1,000 feet for about 15 seconds, and that’s the last you’ll hear or see of them.”
The Goliad County Commissioners Court unanimously approved a request by the U.S. Army Special Operations Command to conduct military exercises
in the county for month-long period in 2015.
Thomas Mead, operations planner for the U.S. Army’s Jade Helm realistic military training, spoke to the court during its Dec. 8 meeting and told
the commissioners that 60 to 65 military personnel will be involved in the exercises, which will be conducted between July 15 and Sept. 15, 2015,
at privately owned land.
“This allows our soldiers to get a better training environment,” Mead said. “You can only do so much in a military environment. You don’t really
get a true interaction with the public.”
Jade Helm is an eight-week joint military and interagency unconventional warfare exercise that will be conducted in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona,
California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado. The exercises will also be conducted in 15 other Texas locations, including Victoria County.
“We have Army Green Berets, Navy Seals, Marine Special Operations Command, the 82nd Airborne Division and we also have some of our interagency
partners such as the DEA, FBI and the joint personnel recovery agency that will be working with us.”
Mead said the operations will held on property owned by T. Michael O’Connor.
SAN ANGELO, Texas - County residents, particularly those in Christoval, will see an increased military presence this summer.
“It’s a joint military and inter-agency operation,” said Thomas Mead a retired special forces officer and operations planner for
the Jade Helm program.
Mead spoke at Tuesday’s Commissioners Court meeting, when officials unanimously voted to support a realistic military training
exercise that will take place in parts of Tom Green and Schleicher counties between July and September.
“We’re training our guys for the next fight,” Mead said. “It requires a large area of undeveloped land.”
The Jade Helm realistic military training program will take place in seven states across the country, including Mississippi and Louisiana.
Forces will be given realistic scenarios with limited resources and are encouraged to work with civilians.
About 90 percent of the forces in Tom Green County will be Army Green Berets, combat veterans and some Navy Seals, Mead said.
http://www.gosanangelo.com/news/local-n ... y_04283766
http://www.mysoutex.com/pages/full_stor ... d=26246197
http://hudspethcountyherald.com/commiss ... -training/
http://www.scribd.com/doc/258609463/Jad ... Document-2
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