- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 13, 2015

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard’s Air Station Traverse City is teaming with members of the Royal Canadian Air Force for a search-and-rescue exercise in the Traverse City area.

A Canadian transport and rescue squadron based at Trenton, Ontario, will be flying a CC-130 Hercules aircraft and a CH-146 Griffon helicopter during the exercises, which run from Tuesday through Thursday.

U.S. units participating include MH-65D Dolphin helicopters from Air Station Traverse City and vessels from Coast Guard Stations in Charlevoix and Manistee.

Training operations will begin with classroom and ground-rescue briefings, then switch to mock search-and-rescue drills.

Officials say the public can expect to see increased air traffic in the area, including Canadian parachute operations and over-water boat-helicopter hoist operations.

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