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Jan 29, 2014 3:24 PM by Katherine Worsham, KSBY News

Army Rangers conducting exercises at Fort Hunter Liggett, Camp Roberts

People living in northern San Luis Obispo County may hear and see aircraft being used as part of a training exercise at Fort Hunter Liggett and Camp Roberts. Military officials say the exercise will run through February 5.

Army Rangers from the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington, are taking part along with units from the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment from Fort Campbell, Kentucky and Air Force Special Operations Command from Hurlburt Field, Florida.

Military officials say the 75th Ranger Regiment is a special operations force that conducts forcible entry operations and combat raids. The Rangers are being tested on their combat skills in a simulated urban environment similar to what they would find in a real-life situation.

The exercises are being conducted mostly at night. Military officials say people living nearby may also hear loud noises, like explosions.

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