Hurlburt Field Hosts Joint Military Exercise

A small special operations team of Army troops and Marines is being tested in a three-week exercise. Officers are seeing how joint forces can do in combat.

The consists of soldiers, Marines and airmen. The operation is called Joint Red Flag. It's a $15 million program designed to give members of all military services a chance to see how well they can work together in a realistic combat scenario.

Live-fire training is melded into a war fought with computers, simulators and virtual armies spread across the southwestern United States.

Hurlburt Field's 505th Command and Control Wing is overseeing much of the mock combat.

The program continues through Friday.

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