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Training exercise at the TTR and Goldfield (Dec 6-21, 2013)

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posted on Jan, 8 2013 @ 12:31 AM

Not much detail here. Basically special ops training taking place at the Tonopah Test Range and Goldfield. For those not familiar with route 95 in Nevada, Goldfield is one of those towns in the middle of nowhere. The main industry is speeding tickets.

posted on Jan, 8 2013 @ 12:42 AM

edit on 8-1-2013 by Infi8nity because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 8 2013 @ 01:21 AM
reply to post by Infi8nity

I used a news aggregator as a cut out. The link goes to the paper than shall not be named. It worked for me.

posted on Jan, 8 2013 @ 11:18 PM
BTW this event is in January 6-21, 2013, not December.

posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 12:25 AM
OK, now it is on the Nellis webpage:

Release Number: 040113
1/9/2013 - NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. --
Rangers from 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., will conduct a military exercise at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Tonopah Test Range, Tonopah, Nev., and the surrounding communities Jan. 6 - 21. In addition, elements from U.S. Special Operations Command based out of Tampa, Fla., will also be participating in this exercise.

This training has been fully coordinated with Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Tonopah Test Range officials.

Rangers are being tested on their combat skills in a simulated urban environment similar to those they may find during combat missions. This is a routine military exercise conducted periodically to maintain a high level of combat readiness for the Rangers.

To make the exercise as realistic as possible, it will be conducted during hours of darkness during which residents may hear increased air traffic. Rangers will use simulated munitions and small pyrotechnics, which may cause loud noises. The unit is extremely sensitive to the impact that such military exercises has on local citizens and we intend to train safely and courteously. Every measure will be taken to reduce the amount of noise associated with this training.

As with all training, safety is the first priority. Rangers will receive up-to-date safety briefings and safety standards must be observed at all times during training. The 75th Ranger Regiment is a lethal, agile and versatile special operations force that conducts forcible entry operations and special operations raids across the entire spectrum of combat. Therefore, tough, realistic military exercises conducted regularly give the Rangers a decisive edge for real-world missions. Exercises such as this are the best method to test their readiness capabilities.

The 75th Ranger Regiment and U.S. Army Special Operations Command would like to thank Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Tonopah Test Range, and the surrounding community for their support during the exercise and their understanding of any inconveniences this training may cause.

Residents or media seeking additional information may contact 75th Ranger Regiment officials at 706-545-4260 or 706-604-5114 or email

posted on Jan, 13 2013 @ 06:56 AM
Not surprised. Nevada's always been the government's preferred weapon testing state of the West, mainly due to the expanse of desert and small town's that can be taken advantage of for the government's use. I wouldn't be surprised if in the coming decades, some of these towns are either A.) cleared to make more room for other sites or B.) evacuated of citizens, while being built upon with military bases and weapons testing facilities, and barracks etc to house the workers for said project. Nevada is definitely a hotbed for secret government experimental facility, and you can only imagine the secrets the Silver State holds.

posted on Feb, 10 2013 @ 06:13 PM
reply to post by gariac

Hm, it feels strange to think that I was in Goldfield back in '11. Bought a couple of very nice ballpoint pens there at a souvenir stand. Made from rifle casings (the pens, not the stand).
Sure is a half-ghost town that place. Makes Tonopah seem like Vegas.

Hope them Ranger boys are having high times out there

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