Army Conducts Training Exercises in Long Branch Monday Night

Residents can expect to hear helicopters, loud bangs and simulated weapons fire


The U.S. Army will be conducting training exercises in the city on Monday night, according to a message from the Long Branch Police.

The exercises will be held from 9 p.m. until after midnight and residents can expect to hear noises that include helicopters, loud bangs and simulated weapons fire, according to Long Branch Police Sgt. Charles Shirley.

Sgt. Shirley said the Long Branch Police Department and State Police are aware of the training and added that a police officer or an Army representative are available to answer any questions.

"Please do not contact your local police department unless you have an emergency as this my create delays for people in need of assistance," Sgt. Shirley said.

Craig June 07, 2012 at 06:36 PM
BTW, Teresa i like your posts, you are 100% accurate.
Fred A. Blumberg June 07, 2012 at 09:14 PM
No one tried for a "comeback" this isnt a contest. Is there something at the Turning point toint tonight at 6:30 or is that a farce? K
Craig June 07, 2012 at 09:31 PM
This is training for the financial collapse plain and simple, its called riot control, and Marshal Law.. Why else is the military doing these exercises in residential areas? When the military has more than enough land to perform training on.. Anyone who lives in LongBranch get to that meeting at 6:30PM at Pier village... People need to stand up and kick this in the butt before it escalates.
Cannabis420 June 07, 2012 at 10:31 PM
I am very suprised that any of you in this area are actually thinking outside the box. Usually people in this area are so close minded and believe anything the government tells us. The illuminati is real and they want one government, one currency, one language, and only 500 million people throughout the world to prevent rebellion (think hunger games). Just be prepared sometime this year for a huge rebellion. Civilians will overthrow the government. Faith.
Craig June 08, 2012 at 12:09 AM
Cannabis 420, that is why the army are doing training exercises in residential areas, first to scare the residents to try to deter a revolution, and second to prepare for one. If people don't look at this for what it is and get themselves prepared there going to be sorry, the military are preparing right in front of your eye's.
m June 08, 2012 at 12:30 AM
Did anyone go to the meeting?
Fred A. Blumberg June 08, 2012 at 12:40 AM
Turning Point is closed after 3 no one there knew about it and I went and sat the car just across the way (melrose) about 30 ft, till from 6:25 to 6:50 saw no one there! a group of 4 one with a camera came by checked the door, but they left and continued their stroll...
m June 08, 2012 at 12:43 AM
This is real. Especially for anyone concerned that armed forces are practicing outside your door. This activity of police involvement in military affairs is unconstitutional. This being beside the point. There is no need for war. War is for economic gain of few. Our liberties have been stripped away under the guise of "terrorism." Get ready to wake up in terror if you continue to allow this type of activity in your neighborhood. The government has the "authority" to arrest you and detain you with out visitation rights, or right to a lawyer or trial on the premise of a "belligerent act." This means basically anything that the government doesn't agree with, it can be merely saying something unfavorable about the government. It doesn't need to happen to someone you know, for you to speak up or do something. This law shouldn't even be in place. We are turning into a military state before our very eyes and ears. How can you think it is alright for military to practice in cities and towns? They are practicing in "real" scenario. Doesn't that tell you something? They are practicing where they plan to use weapons, bombs and helicopters. They are involving the police and conditioning citizens to be "used" to this type of behavior. One of the major regrets of so many who survived Nazi Germany is that they didn't head the warning signs and did nothing to stop it before it was too late. Don't wait. If you are concerned write. http://www.martiallawusa.com/wp/
Fred A. Blumberg June 08, 2012 at 12:57 AM
It is scary and should not be happening , no one showed ? I dont carry here i moved back from the south and well thought i wouldnt need too, thoughts, they are a changing! Rachel , my CU. partner served 13 years active and 20 more At military command in Ft. Monmouth, has letters of commendation, from Colin Powell and he is baffled by this "operation"...
Joe Serafin June 08, 2012 at 01:36 AM
Doesn't take a fool to know the more equipment the more accidents. Air National Guard fighter jets put shell holes in a school roof near Toms river one night, good thing it was empty.
m June 08, 2012 at 01:39 AM
Colin Powell was the only slightly human person in "charge." That's why he was replaced, no one ever agreed with him. Are you willing to write a petition Fred? I don't know how much it will do, but everyone is posting and no one is saying if they actually did anything. I think you were the only one who went. Would you help me distribute the petition?
m June 08, 2012 at 01:44 AM
the petition would be to void NDAA 2012, act that is allowing military to be involved with police, sponsor Smith Amash Amendment for due process, were it to happen an d mention NDAA 2013 which has language to allow military operations in cyberspace (giving US window to wage war with Iran, now that Afghanistan and Iraq have lost ground, US needs new war to restrict freedoms at home.) Do you want more info?
m June 08, 2012 at 01:49 AM
the passing of NDAA is what allowed this week to happen. Smith Amash Amendment is what allows gov't to arrest anyone for little to no reason (hence camps set up) and NDAA 2013 will limit freedom of speech via web.
m June 08, 2012 at 01:52 AM
NDAA 2013 would also increase US air and navel capabilities for "fighting" nuclear threat of Iran
Fred A. Blumberg June 08, 2012 at 03:28 AM
perhaps we should go private at this point, as stranger things have happened... Fblumberg@gmail.com
Fred A. Blumberg June 08, 2012 at 03:32 AM
this petition needs to be done online... door to door is trouble.
Thomas A. Blasi June 08, 2012 at 07:26 AM
In America, the military is controlled by a civilian, the secretary of defense and we civilians control the military, not the other way around. I want to know who authorized this flying armada and why it was not discussed with community leaders and why it was not reported in the local newspapers PRIOR. Something is terribly wrong here it does not pass the smell test, “Me thinks something stinks in Denmark.” I believe it’s time to send letters of grievance to our congressional representatives and maybe to the Press.
Craig June 08, 2012 at 01:27 PM
People of longbranch can do 1 of 2 things, sit around and talk about this all day, or actually do something about it. I know if it happened in my town I would be down to the municipality office already demanding answers. Or you can sit around and wait for the new world order to unfold. Everybody on this board knows that something is not right here, question is what are you going to do about it? Wake up people your suspicions are accurate, stop second guessing yourselfs and do something. Why do you think obama passed the NDAA? Why do you think he passes H.R. 347 bill (anti protest bill) ? For this exact thing that's going on right now, and it's going to get worse I can guarantee you that. This is just the tip of the iceberg.
Fred A. Blumberg June 08, 2012 at 01:58 PM
this is the press, if your talking the Gannet publication, I gaurantee this is monitored. but! we need to be as loud as the bombs and choppers here, or it will get nuttin but worse, with war games monthly! give them an inch and a mile or two will be taken. its the nature of the beast!
Fred A. Blumberg June 08, 2012 at 02:00 PM
Long branch, Eatontown, Little Silver, Tinton Falls, it was heard in Neptune, and as far out as Jackson!
Craig June 08, 2012 at 03:46 PM
I called the governors office, under the constitution no federal agency has authority over the states, so the state of new jersey should know all about what when on this week, no one at the governors office knows, so they transfer me to the Adjutant Office ( state military) and spoke with Catherine Bendal, and she is not willing to tell me anything, so she transfers me to Joint Based Public Affairs Office, and the phone keeps ringing and ringing and no one picks up. Took 20 min to get that far, there number for Joint Based Public Affairs is 609-754-2572, I suggest people start calling and demanding answers.
Ben June 08, 2012 at 04:58 PM
Stop whining people. Bunch of cry babies. I say let them practice all they want as I want them to be as prepared as possible if something real as to happen. It is as if 9/11 never happened, people have such short memories. If they were to do this ten years, no one would have battered an eyelash.
Craig June 14, 2012 at 12:37 AM
Hey Ben, before you call people a bunch of cry babies you should ask yourself why you have no brain. Never in the history of steel structured buildings has a building ever collapsed straight down inside it's own footprint, taking the path of most resistance. Remember that subject called Physics my friend? Well that collapse defies just about every law in physics. If you only had the slightest bit of common sense, and didn't fall asleep in physics class you might have known that. You might want to look up a lecture by a MIT physics professor on you tube, just you tube 911 and MIT, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCLHL5iToJ8 Or go to a website called architects and engineers for 911 truth. I didn't realize there were still people out there that believed a bunch of non experienced pilots hijacked Boeing aircraft, and were actually able to steer them into a building at almost 500mph. A Boeing flying at 500 mph a sea level would actually be able to fly at supersonic speeds at 30,000 feet, but you probably knew that right? Before you start insulting people you might want to brush up on reality. I can't believe there are people out there that still think there are terrorists out there, and not just terrorists, but terrorists with super human skills that can take pilot lessons at a flight school for single engine airplanes, and were then able to jump behind a Boeing jumbo jet and steer it flawlessly into a sky scraper building, I mean talk about living in fantasy land.
Craig June 14, 2012 at 12:40 AM
Here is another link for you Ben so you can educate yourself.. http://www.ae911truth.org/
Jaris Dreaming January 30, 2013 at 02:23 AM
I'm glad to see there are people not afraid to speak up. I left Monmouth County in '92 and the east coast in' 00 and now reside in Hawaii. Every time I come to visit it seems scarier to be on the east coast at all, with the blind support of our corrupt government and our gun toting killing machine troops. Being an intelligent, free-thinking individual, my eyes were opened at 18 years old and my extensive studies to ncover the truth in the interim 30+ years has only bolstered my understandng and opinion that the American people, and all global citizens for that matter, have been continually lied to, oppressed, terrorized, hoodwinked, bullied, stolen from, had their rights stripped from them, and still have the audacity to feel pride, nationalism, and support the fascist regime and its "troops" as if the inading Mongol hordes from some bygone era will wash into our country and destroy us; never understanding that its the corporatocracy, the financiers, the military-industrial complex Eisenhower tried to warn us about well over 50 years ago, the corrupt politicians who smile benignly while being experts at hiding the truth of what's really going on, the five banking families that have ruled the wealth of the world for nearly 500 years, the enactment of criminal legislation that now legitimizes and pardons the perpetrators of every injustice known to man.
Jaris Dreaming January 30, 2013 at 02:25 AM
Everyone dying in state sponsored terrorism we call "war", such as witnessed in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and beyond is a direct result of US military killing machine. Do you even know why we're fighting in Afghanistan? Toeing the party lne will yield one answer only, we are fighting Al Qaeda, a catch-all phrase for freedom fighters in every country we are presently invading. i can honestly say I am ashamed of our government leaders, our military leaders, our troops, our so called civic leaders, the callous police force who continually brutalize our populace. If you think this is untrue, I suggest you begin to do some reading, investigating, and some serious research beyond the fox news network, or every other controlled media source now owned by less than a handful of mega-corporations. It is time to wake up, time to raise your voice in unison with all planetary citizens and shake off the disease that is the current ruling elite and get back to natural law, respect for human rights, and set humanity on a collision course with love, altruism, cooperation, integrity, truth, transparency, and respect.
Wizzardous February 01, 2013 at 03:06 PM
Actually, the "rate of crime and violence" nationwide has dropped a lot in the last decade. The US is now 28th in the world in terms of crime per 100,000 population. If local crime is up, there are lots of proven approaches to stop it that do not involve military intervention. I'm a Vietnam vet and these exercises look a lot more like an incursion of a VC village than crime fighting.
Justin Castrianni March 10, 2013 at 03:10 PM
IT IS ILLEGAL FOR MILITARY TO OPERATE DOMESTICALLY NDAA IS TREASON OATHKEEPERS.ORG , DO NOT TRAIN TO CONFISACTE GUNS, OR ROUND UPS. STOP THE INTERMENT SPECAILISTS FOR DOMESTIC POLITICAL DISSIDENT CAMPS AND FORCED LABOR CAMPS. The Posse Comitatus Act is the United States federal law (18 U.S.C. § 1385, original at 20 Stat. 152) that was passed on June 18, 1878, after the end of Reconstruction and was updated in 1981. Its intent (in concert with the Insurrection Act of 1807) was to limit the powers of Federal government in using federal military personnel to enforce the State laws.
Justin Castrianni March 10, 2013 at 03:11 PM
Craig March 12, 2013 at 01:18 PM
Good Post Jaris, its great to see how many people that have posted here actually get what is going on, and are not being fooled anymore.. I can answer your one question as to why we are still in Afghanistan, the USA corporation is there to protect there Opium, nothing more nothing less.. And did you know Al Qaeda is the name our CIA gave to a database they developed in cataloging the revolutionaries they used during the afghan war with Russia. Its not a terrorist group rather the name of a database. And this is how the USA corporation works they lie to your face, through there puppets in the media to sell you there lie.


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