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Idaho Residents File Suit to Stop Mountain Home AFB from Using Cities for Close-Air Support Training

Idaho Residents File Suit to Stop Mountain Home AFB from Using Cities for Close-Air Support Training by Kent Miller – Air Force Times

Mountain Home Air Force Base’s use of nine southern Idaho cities for urban close-air support training has run into a stumbling block.

 

Seems some Idaho residents don’t like it at all.

 

A lawsuit to halt the training exercises was filed Monday in the U.S. District Court of Idaho by Boise residents and an environmental organization called Great Old Broads for Wilderness, the Idaho Press reported.

 

Among their complaints is that the Air Force began “conducting project training operations over the urban centers” before the review process was complete, indicating a decision had already been made, according to plaintiffs for the attorneys.

 

The Air Force says the realistic training in city settings is needed to prepare for “urban environments encountered in combat.”…

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