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jakeXT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-11 05:08 PM
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5. Presidents never cared, but maybe it could be used for something else
Edited on Tue Jun-21-11 05:08 PM by jakeXT
Headed to the beach? Heads up for an invasion force

By Larry Shaughnessy, CNN
June 19, 2011 12:05 p.m. EDT

Washington (CNN) -- It's mid-June, a perfect time to visit the beach to watch porpoises play in the surf or seagulls strut the sand -- or you could watch a formation of Marine Corps warplanes darting over the shore at hundreds of miles per hour.

But don't worry -- the United States hasn't declared war on your family's beach house. It's just part of a major Marine Corps exercise called Exercise Mailed Fist (translation: armored fist).

The exercise is designed to test the capability of every type of Marine Corps aircraft, including MV-22 Ospreys and F/A 18 Hornets, as well as some Navy ships and Air Force planes.

The drill will stretch from Quantico Marine Base in northern Virginia to the Navy's Pinecastle Bombing Range in Florida.
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http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/06/17/marine.corps.exercise/...
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