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N.C.-Based Marines, Sailors Training in Va.

NATURAL BRIDGE, Va. (AP) - Some residents of Rockbridge County could see some big military aircraft in the skies this weekend.

It's part of a training exercise by Marines and sailors from Camp Lejeune, N.C. The 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit is conducting training near the Natural Bridge Correctional Center.

It's part of what the military calls Realistic Urban Training. Besides personnel, the unit has brought along aircraft and ground vehicles.

The aircraft includes the MV-22 Osprey, a tilt-rotor aircraft; and UH-1Y-Huey and the CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters. The Super Stallion is the military's heaviest and largest helicopter.

Residents who have concerns about all the activity can call a hotline established by the military. The number is 910-467-8693.

The training exercise ends on Sunday.

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