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” Lt. Col. Tim Snider said. “This exercise has been four years in planning.”
On Monday, Community Technical & Adult Education (CTAE) spokeswoman Janie Gunnell said that Marion County citizens should not worry about the 600 to 700 military personal that have recently occupied Ocala. The military has taken over the Westport High School parking lot and it is currently filled with military vehicles. According to reports, the military is in Ocala for “Operation Guardian,” and it will culminate on June 25, 2015.
The military says there is nothing to fear because it is just a training exercise.
Many citizens have made it clear via e-mail and social media that they are not comfortable with the military training in Ocala on such a large scale. Some readers have even asked if the training exercises had anything to do with, Jade Helm 15