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Marines Will Conduct Training Exercise At The Blue Ridge Site

Marines Will Conduct Training Exercise At The Blue Ridge Site

The U.S. Marine Corps will come to our area for training. We’ll see an increase in military aircraft and ground vehicles near the old Blue Ridge Sanatorium on Thursday. The Marines are coming from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina for a Realistic Urban Training exercise. For almost 30 years, they’ve used several cities throughout the U.S. to simulate urban hotspots that would require a military response. There’s a hotline for concerns about the training and the aircraft noise. It’s 1-910-467-8693. The former Blue Ridge Sanitorium is located on the southeastern corner of the intersection of Route 20 South and I-64.