AIKEN — Savannah River Site is becoming a choice training venue for elite specialty teams within the U.S. military.
“They come in, they leave – most people don’t even know they were here,” said Jack Butler, property assets manager for the 310-square-mile Cold War nuclear weapons site.
The military training program has been under development since 2007, but the site is just now in its second full year of sharing its unique facilities with special forces.
“We are tailoring these exercises to what we have here at SRS,” Butler said Tuesday during a presentation to an SRS Citizens Advisory Board committee.
Since January 2012, the site has played host for more than a dozen exercises involving Marine Corps Special Operations, the 20th Support Command Nuclear Disablement Team, the Army Special Operations Aviation training, National Guard and Army Light Infantry groups.
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