Military training exercise to be held at Blackfalds

Military personnel will be conducting a training exercise in Blackfalds from Friday through Sunday.

Military personnel will be conducting a training exercise in Blackfalds from Friday through Sunday.

The exercise is part of the 41 Service Battalion training plan.

The Calgary-based combat service support unit trains to provide transportation, supply, and maintenance to field units under combat conditions.

The training plan is designed to incorporate skills required of a service battalion during domestic operations.

The exercise will be centred at the Blackfalds Community Centre and All-Star Park.

Soldiers will be equipped with small arms but no live or blank ammunition will be used.

As part of the training exercise, soldiers will drive within the Blackfalds and Lacombe areas.

Personnel will be working to minimize any disturbances to the neighbouring communities.