posted on Jul, 4 2011 @ 10:52 AM
A lot of these are readiness exercises and large unit drills for concept operations. Most are required from Headquarters yearly, others are unit
training to prepare for the upcoming yearly conducted readiness exercise. We do them in the Mojave prior to deployment, as a one month refresher.
Some units test new equipment and tactics, so it really depends on the unit, and what it is doing. Every unit in the military has a specialized
purpose. For example your not going to send a communications guy out on a combat patrol as the gunner, or combat arms guy to the radio room to encrypt
As for units, they wouldn't be using truck drivers to stage an air assault when the Cavalry RSTA units are trained to.
Hope that was simple enough to understand.
Basically, see if the unit can be identified and you will have your answer as to what they are doing.
For all we know they are a bunch of part time reservists or national guard doing a disaster recovery drill. If they are active duty, thank god,
because they know wtf their doing. And the part timers should watch and learn.