Increased Military Activity in my Area.

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posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 06:57 PM
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First off this is my 1st post so please take it easy on me.

I live in Southern, MN and take I-90 to work everyday. Every once and awhile you will see military vehicles on the highway; usually no big deal. I will now detail what I have seen for the past 3 days; mind you that I travel on the interstate for a total of 20 minutes each day.

Day 1:

On my way home from work I pass 6 white vans filled with military peronnel in fatigues; headed east towards Wisconsin. Didn't think much of it....

Day 2:

On my way to work (6:30 A.M.) I see 8 humvees headed east in a convoy towards WI.

Day 3 (today):

On my way home from work I pass a convoy headed east with a humvee in the front and the back of a line of 3 camo tarp covered trucks. Still not too odd; but the soldiers in all of the vehicles were wearing thier combat helmuts. Something you don't always see when they are travelling on a state highway. Then just before my turnoff I see a semi pulling a camo painted bulldozer West towards Sout Dakota.

It could be coincidence; but it just seems a bit off. I come to ATS for entertainment and humor but it seems as if something is happening. Maybe just a training exercise. Who knows?

Any thoughts ATS?




posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 07:04 PM
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Way to keep your eyes open and welcome to ATS.
I'm not in that area and haven't heard if there are training exercises or not but keep us informed with updates as you learn them.



posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 07:23 PM
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Good looking out! On Day 2 was there any large military trucks traveling with the humvee's? Also it's not to unusual for soldiers to be wearing there helmets while driving, they actually have to if their moving in a convoy.



posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 07:32 PM
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Yes there were 2 large light beige transports with light beige tarps on top of them. Looked like soldiers transports that you see in the movies but they were totally enclosed.

And thanks for the info. on the helmuts. When I saw that it really put a thought in my head that something was up... but if it is standard practice I understand.



posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 07:41 PM
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I live in Duluth MN and this guy is on to something. The 148th air national guard is up here, and a couple of army units, one reserve, and one guard. One is a medic unit another is an engineering unit. The air national guard unit is a fighter wing with about 15-18 F-16s, and a sizeable security forces unit to complement it. The 148th ANG unit is right next to our international airport, infact it shares the same runways with them. Then, right behind the air port is the Duluth Federal Prison camp, and right next to that is a set of railroad tracks. Lots going on up here in Duluth as of late also, Seen some low flying military helicopters as of late, always traveling in pairs, one low, one high, the high one is the lead, the low one follows a few seconds later, seen this three times in the past two week. also seen a lot of Air force tankers doing manuevers around here. Touch and goes at the ANG base. HWY 53 runs past all these facilities, the state just started some sort of construction on it not sure what though, the state also started a major project on our main feeway/highway as of recent , and let me tell ya, they are bookin on this project, They are adding more lanes to I-35, its going from a four lane to an eight lane, its crazy, all the way up to canada I here this is going, my girlfriends dad works for MNDOT (Minnesotal Department of Transportation) and does a lot of work on projects like this so I will try to get more info, He is also a Sgt. in the army reserve out of camp ripley MN. I will try to get what I can, from him, no promises. good find, and keep it coming in..........



posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 08:03 PM
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Question OP, where abouts on 90 are you seeing these guys, about what town or city is close to the these sightings, trying to map this stuff out. it would be a big help.. Im guessing that you are on the east side of I-35.?? Please get back to me on this, need the info



posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 08:25 PM
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good lookin out, keep us informed. seems to be alot of these kinds of activity these days.. remember the UN convoy in pennsylvania, whatever happened to that anyways.. keep us posted OP



posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 08:41 PM
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While I think something is up, I will say 2 summers ago we took a road trip out West, and we saw hundreds, if not thousands of military vehicles using the highways, especially in the Dakotas. It became a joke, like from the European Family Vacation movie, where they keep driving around the traffic circle and Clark keeps saying "Look kids Big Ben", but it was "Look kids army trucks" over, and over, and over.



posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 08:42 PM
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Tks. for posting that. Any other ATSers in the area??

I started a thread to try to keep these movements in 1 spot that'll make it easier for us to track & confirm w/others in the area of the event, check it out & post any details if you agree.
www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 08:55 PM
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reply to post by gunshooter
 


Yes east of I-35. I am just Southeast of Rochester, MN; thus I am mostly seeing military traffic on thier way to Wisconsin.



posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 09:03 PM
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Thats interesting. MN is so far away from the spill. That can't possibly be a place for evacuees can it?



posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 09:38 PM
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Maybe it was the National Guard returning home?

www.minnesotanationalguard.org...

Troops return home from Afghanistan



Friends and relatives of National Guard troops returning from a year in Afghanistan crowded the steps of the National Guard armory in Austin on Wednesday afternoon. Members of the Austin VFW color guard lined the sidewalk, and Patriot Guard riders stood with a row of flags. Aleta Christopherson of Austin, one of the organizers of the welcome-home event, was "bouncing off the walls." A crowd of about 100 people from throughout southeastern Minnesota gathered to greet members of the 114th Transport Company, who had spent a year in the Helmand province in southern Afghanistan. The troops, including Guard members from Oronoco, Winona, Lyle, Rose Creek, Austin, Mankato and Waseca, hauled water and food to Soldiers at forward bases and outposts. They operated out of Camp Leatherneck. Police sirens wailed as three Minnesota State Patrol squad cars, followed by five Patriot Guard motorcycles, escorted the bus carrying 27 Guard members off Interstate 90 and into Austin. The crowd applauded as the motorcade headed into the armory turnaround. The Guard members got off the bus and lined up in formation on the lawn for dismissal. Once the Guard members gave the final salute, their relatives and friends charged onto the lawn. Spouses and children broke out in tears. Many people in the crowd shook hands with the Guard members and said, "Thank you." Christopherson's son, Sgt. Hans Gilbert, returned from his third overseas deployment in his 10-year career with the Army National Guard. "It's tough. I know a lot of people are having difficulty adjusting, but I've been deployed before so I know what to expect," Gilbert said. Gilbert said the mission went well but that the constant threat of roadside bombs made the mission dangerous. "That's part of the job, I guess," Gilbert said. The 114th lost one Guard member during its time in Afghanistan. Spec. George Cauley, 24, of Walker, Minn., was killed by an IED on Oct. 7. Gilbert said Cauley's death affected everyone in the company. Members of the 114th held a 4.3-mile run in Afghanistan to honor Cauley and plan to keep it going now that they're home, Gilbert said. Staff at the armory said the 1135th Combat Systems Support Center Company recently received an alert about a possible deployment but are uncertain when, or if, it will happen. 6/10/2010 11:11:09 AM By Kurt Nesbitt The Post-Bulletin, Rochester MN



posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 09:40 PM
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Originally posted by 5 oClock
reply to post by CORN IS NUTS
 


Tks. for posting that. Any other ATSers in the area??

I started a thread to try to keep these movements in 1 spot that'll make it easier for us to track & confirm w/others in the area of the event, check it out & post any details if you agree.
www.abovetopsecret.com...


I think this is a good thread. If you guys say you're seeing unusual troop movements I'm going to believe you. I live near a very large military place and see quite a bit so it's not unusual here. I have seen a squadron of Apache's and their scout chopper doing attack maneuvers on someone's private farm land, but this was about 3 years ago so I don't think it' s right for your thread. There is some Drills taking place in the Chicago area here soon. I think there was a thread on it, I'll try and look it up. This is diffidently something to keep a eye on. We all know how often a drill turns into the real thing.



posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 09:48 PM
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ATS - Chicago Drills

Here's the thread I was talking about. Very suspicious.



posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 09:54 PM
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reply to post by InvisibleObserver
 


Yes we get these reports in the news when ever they come home. It is usually accommpanied with a shot in the local newspaper.

www.postbulletin.com...

But I not seen it with bulldozers and covered trucks before.



posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 09:58 PM
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Well I live less than a mile from a Kentucky National Guard Armory so I've unfortunately been conditioned to accept a convoy of camo humvees as the norm



posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 10:02 PM
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reply to post by CORN IS NUTS
 


Good thread you got here. Here is something for you about troop movements and what they have to wear.

The Kevlar Helmet always will be worn when operating a tactical vehicle in the field environment or moving to or from the field environment.

So that might explain why they had hemets on while driving.



posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 10:05 PM
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reply to post by MKultraVideos
 


Sorry I didn't see your post before I put my post up. I guess I need to pay closer attention next time.



posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 10:11 PM
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Originally posted by tsurfer2000h
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Sorry I didn't see your post before I put my post up. I guess I need to pay closer attention next time.


It's all good, nothing wrong with an excess of good info.



posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 10:13 PM
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Could it be related to this?
www.tomahjournal.com...
Military exercises on tap for Fort McCoy


Operation Essayons, an Army Reserve engineer exercise, will occur during June. It will be the first time the exercise is held at Fort McCoy, Stelzner said.

Red Dragon

The Red Dragon exercise also will be held in June, followed by Patriot Warrior in July.





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