- Associated Press - Saturday, December 5, 2015

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. (AP) - Some 270 members of the U.S. Marine Corps are taking part in a 10-day military exercise at the Poinsett Electronic Combat Range.

The 12,000-acre range is located about eight miles west of Sumter.

During the exercise, the Marines are training with heavy military vehicles, rotary wing aircraft and other tactical vehicles. Because munitions are being used, local residents are being reminded the events are an exercise and they should not be alarmed by the increase in noise.

Also participating are Marines from the Air Station in Beaufort, airmen from Shaw Air Force Base near Sumter and members of the South Carolina Air National Guard. The exercise takes place from Saturday through Tuesday, Dec. 15.

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