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April 17, 2012

NEWS: 160th Special Operations Aviation conducts “routine” training in Chicago

Chicago has an upcoming NATO summit next month which is what the city of Chicago is putting out as a reason for the military exercise that just took place in broad daylight with both Blackhawk and Littlebird helicopters, apparently loaded with assault teams.  Is somebody rehearsing for big city, urban operations?

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Blackhawks Circle Low Through Chicago Skies as Secret Service Releases Security Details:



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is an eight year Army Special Operations veteran who served as a Sniper and Team Leader in 3rd Ranger Battalion and as a Senior Weapons Sergeant on a Military Free Fall team in 5th Special Forces Group. Having left the military in 2010, he graduated from Columbia with a BA in political science. Murphy is the author of Reflexive Fire, Target Deck, Direct Action, and numerous non-fiction articles about Weapons, Tactics, Special Operations, Terrorism, and Counter-Terrorism. He has appeared in documentaries, national television, and syndicated radio.

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  • SamDaBull

    Lol, laying down covering fire. That's just funny.

  • Chairborne Commandos Radio

     @JackMurphyRGR not to mention the private security firms that participated. 

  • jrockfitch

    Perhaps they saw Transformers 3 one too many times!  :) At least no one "wing suited" in

  • OPR

     @Fratus 23 It could be any CT/HR-oriented unit.

  • gunslinger6

    @LCpl X That is true, I did not hear about them either.