Utah National Guard fights ‘unfriendly government’ in Ephraim
Published: August 14, 2014 10:22PM
Updated: August 14, 2014 08:51PM
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Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune National Guardmembers from 1st Battalion, 19th Special Forces jump from a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter as Utah Guard Special Forces Conduct Airborne Training in Ephraim, Thursday, August 14, 2014

Troops from the Utah National Guard parachuted into central Utah on Thursday for training.

The three-week exercise in and around the Manti La-Sal National Forest pretends an “unfriendly government” has occupied Sanpete County, according to Ephraim City Council minutes. The exercise began Aug. 2.

About 40 soldiers from the Utah National Guard’s 19th Special Forces jumped Thursday near the Ephraim airport.

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