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Simulated military operation coming to North Bend, Thursday night
U.S. Army Special Operation Forces will be conducting night-time military training at the Washington State Fire Training Academy east of North Bend on May 15. There will be three military helicopters flying at low altitude in and around the Washington State Fire Training Academy while soldiers train on the academy grounds.
There is potential for noise from helicopters and on-ground small weapons firing blank ammunition from approximately 11 p.m. on May 15 to 5 a.m. on May 16.
In preparation for the training exercise, military vehicles and ground troops will be parked along westbound Interstate 90 near exit 42 during the afternoon and evening of May 15. Military helicopters will also be landing and departing from Bandera State Airport, located near exit 45, throughout the exercise.