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San Antonio residents may hear simulated gunfire, low-flying helicopters as part of US Army training

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Joey Palacios
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Texas Public Radio

San Antonio will host a U.S. Army training each night this week through Friday.

The downtown and central-area training will take place nightly from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. It will include air and ground mobility operations and close-quarter combat training to simulate environments troops may encounter when deployed.

Residents around the area may hear low-flying helicopters, simulated gunfire and controlled explosions during the night.

The San Antonio Police Department will be on-site to protect participants and residents, and safety precautions are in place to minimize community impact.

SAPD Police Chief William McManus said in a statement the training was planned in advance months ago.

“We’re honored to provide support to the U.S. Army as they conduct this critical training in our city,” he said.

The Military Desk at Texas Public Radio is made possible in part by North Park Lincoln and Rise Recovery.

Marian Navarro produces for Texas Public Radio's Morning Edition and Fronteras.