LA MARQUE — The U.S. Army will be conducting flight tests and drills today and Thursday, local emergency management officials said.
The training will involved a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter that will fly over the Texas City and La Marque area, La Marque’s Police Chief Randall Aragon said.
The flights “will not impede any day-to-day activities for local residents,” Army spokesman Larry Jackson said in an email to Aragon.
The Army often uses the area to test equipment and tactical procedures. Last fall, flight crews used the Texas City Dike area to test ways to avoid ground-to-air missile attacks for an upcoming mission in the Persian Gulf.
The drills during the next few days follow a series of special forces drills in Houston, Texas City and Galveston, where soldiers from Fort Bragg conducted urban assault drills.
A planned training exercise that was to happen at the old county jail was canceled when the Army became worried that there would be too many spectators nearby.