(The Daily Coin) UPDATE 1:45pm Central – I just did a drive by of the 118th Airlift Wing located at Berry Field. I also reviewed their website in an attempt to find out about the exercises described below. What I found on the 118th’s website is their mission statement.
The 118th Wing serves to provide a dominant force in intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and support missions. We endeavor to protect our national interests at home and abroad as the only ANG location that combines remotely piloted aircraft, intelligence, and cyber operations under one Wing.
What I did not find is any information regarding the exercises that are described below. I also shot a little video and that reveals, at least 5 helicopters all with a red cross symbol. The video below will be updated (May 15) with this new footage.
One of the primary missions for the 118th is to fly the MQ9 Reaper drone, which will easily carry two Hellfire missiles. Here is the fact sheet.
Beginning on or about May 1, 2015 the National Guard Air Patrol at the Nashville Airport began a series of exercises. The Guard has been flying helicopters over the city of Nashville on a daily basis. The sheer volume, at times, has been remarkable. On Saturday May 9 helicopters flew in a steady stream between the airport location and a National Guard post located several miles away. The helicopters, mostly one-at-a-time, but a few were doubled-up, followed basically the same path for approximately 10 hours.
I have lived in the same home for almost 10 years. I have lived in Nashville 95% of my life. There has never been, that I can recall, nor any of my Nashville native neighbors recall, the sheer volume of helicopters flying over head. This is unprecedented. My wife and I became uncomfortable after about six hours of these flights taking place and decided to drive-by the National Guard post. We saw the helipad had it’s landing lights turned on but no other activity. Not a single person to be seen at this location.
Is this part of JADE Helm 15 “exercises”? At this point I am not sure, however, it is very odd for this to be happening at this time, wouldn’t you agree?
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