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Huge Drill Planned For E. Coast

June 20 2011


The U.S. Marine Corps will test its fleet of aircraft this week, reports CNN.

Operation Mailed Fist will stretch from Quantico Marine Base in northern Virginia to the Navy's Pinecastle Bombing Range in Florida. Most flights will take place near Marine bases in North and South Carolina, said military officials.

The Marines' MV-22 Ospreys and F/A 18 Hornets are scheduled to take part in the week-long exercise, as well as some Navy ships and Air Force planes.

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