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Air Force Will Bring Urban Training to Boise – and Some Residents are Fighting Back

Air Force Will Bring Urban Training to Boise – and Some Residents are Fighting Back by Ruth Brown - Idaho Statesman

A group of Boise residents has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Air Force, opposing the new urban warfare training program set to happen over the city and the surrounding area.

 

The case, filed April 1 in federal court, challenges the “Urban Close Air Support Air and Ground Training Project.” The project would establish a permanent military training program that centers over nine cities and towns in Southern Idaho, from Boise to Burley, according to the complaint.

 

Concerned residents met in Boise last year to discuss the proposal, which would include the use of F-15E fighter jets.

 

The lawsuit claims that the project would “authorize thousands of annual overflights of F-15 military jets, coupled with on-the-ground troop activity within the cities, occurring day and night for up to 160 days per year.”…

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