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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
Utah National Guard fights ‘unfriendly government’ in Ephraim
First Published Aug 14 2014 01:59 pm • Last Updated Aug 14 2014 08:51 pm

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.

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


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