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Correction: Army Base-Training Exercises story

March 24, 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — In a story March 23 about upcoming training at a base in Alaska, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the program is for soldiers. The training is for airmen, not soldiers.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson begins training exercise

Airmen at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson are starting two weeks of training on Monday

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Airmen at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson are starting two weeks of training on Monday.

Officials say the twice-yearly Polar Force exercise aims to test JBER’s mission readiness in various situations.

Officials say planned training scenarios include receiving additional forces from other places and simulating personnel deployments.

The exercise wraps up April 5.

Officials say locals may notice increased activity including sirens, loudspeaker announcements and air traffic.