A number of Ogden residents awoke in the early hours of Saturday to loud noises and helicopters, prompting many to question what was going on near 24th Street and Monroe Boulevard.
Though it was just a military exercise, the training seemed all too real to many.
The post explained that the city was contacted in July by a contracting company that organizes military training exercises called F3EA. The company was looking to conduct an Army Special Forces training in Utah and Idaho, and approached the city about using a site in Ogden, and they later settled on using the IGA Building as the training location.
A call to the Army’s Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, North Carolina regarding details of the drill itself was not returned as of Thursday afternoon.