DEMING, N.M. (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is taking public comment on a proposed military training operation in southwest New Mexico involving the Marine Corps.

The Deming Headlight reports the FAA's Air Traffic Organization posted a public notice proposing airspace in Hidalgo County to be used in a Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force certification exercise planned to take place over a five-hour period in late August.

According to the notice, the pre-deployment training would involve a variety of aircraft to simulate Rescue Escort and Close Air Support missions.

The notice says the operation would not involve employing weapons, flares or aerial refueling.

The operation is similar to a proposal executed last August.

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Information from: Headlight, http://www.demingheadlight.com