Chicago seems to be the newest city selected by the military to perform urban warfare training. Late last night, calls started flooding into police departments and newsrooms throughout Chicago as concerned residents reported Blackhawk Helicopters with heavily armed military hovering outside their windows.
Just like the Urban Drills that were performed in L.A. a couple of months ago, concerned citizens reported seeing Blackhawks and A/MH-6 Little Birds flying extremely low throughout the downtown Chicago area. At least three of those Blackhawks were filmed flying in formation with heavily armed special forces by local news crews in Chicago. Residents report that the choppers buzzed though office and residential building for several hours last night.
This morning the city’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications put out a statement calling last nights drills a “routine training exercise.” They announced that Chicago was the site of a week-long military training drill that is designed to improve the military’s ability to operate in urban environments.