Military training to take place in Picton over two weeks

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Residents and visitors to Prince Edward County should be aware that Canadian Special Operations Forces Command will conduct training exercises in Picton from Wednesday, Jun. 12 to Friday, Jun. 28, 2024.

During this period, the public may see an increase in military vehicles and aircraft, as well as uniformed and non-uniformed personnel carrying firearms, a media release from Prince Edward County states. There may also be noises associated with explosives and small firearms.

The exercises will reportedly involve the use of blank ammunition and training explosives; no live ammunition will be present.

“Military exercises in urban and rural environments leads to greater expertise and prepares military members for Canadian Armed Forces missions around the world,” the media release states.

For further information, contact the County of Prince Edward at 613-476-2148 ext. 1023, 613-962-9108 ext. 1023, or [email protected].

This article was first published by Quinteist.

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