SAN ANTONIO – The U.S. Army is conducting military training exercises in certain parts of the downtown and the central area of San Antonio this week, according to the San Antonio Police Department.
The trainings will take place from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. between Tuesday and Friday. It will consist of air and ground mobility operations and close-quarter combat training in a realistic environment, SAPD said.
People may hear low-flying helicopters, simulated gunfire and controlled explosions at night, officials said.
“The meetings and planning for this training event began months ago,” said SAPD Police Chief William McManus. “Being that San Antonio is known as Military City, USA, we have a long history and strong relationship with the U.S. military, and we’re honored to be able to provide support to the U.S. Army as they conduct this critical training in our city.”
SAPD said safety precautions are set up to protect those participating and residents, with plans to minimize impact to the community.
KSAT Q&A: Mayor Ron Nirenberg on US Army training in downtown San Antonio
San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg joined Tuesday’s KSAT Q&A to discuss the US Army training taking place in downtown this week.
Nirenberg said people can text “SAPD” to 39987 to receive notifications about training exercises happening in the area.
DAY 1: US Army conducts military training exercises in San Antonio