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  • ruthpauly Mar 1, 4:49 p.m.

    And you'll be the first to cry if something happens and the military cant protect you because they never practiced over the city. I'm happy and proud they are out training, if they weren't than that would be a concern. And who's taking your guns? LOL. I know you need that automatic assault rifle with 30 rounds to protect your home from Obama right?
    Jimmytwotimes

    No all the folks out there that have no clue will cry not me! Got it! And as far as assault rifles no don't need them either, but I should have the right to get one if I wanted one. As happy and proud try working a shift where they fly over at 100 foot and wake you and the kids up! Not protecting from Obama but the other fools in power. Good luck to ya Jimmy

  • immaannoid Mar 1, 10:13 a.m.

    They fly around Swift Creek area south of Raleigh quite often. No big deal.

  • Jimmytwotimes Mar 1, 10:03 a.m.

    Practicing on the American public? And you want to take our guns! There is a noise ordinance for 11pm and they are in violation of that and many others. Amazing how you have so much of our tax dollars for fuel and fly time to practice over your own people!

    And you'll be the first to cry if something happens and the military cant protect you because they never practiced over the city. I'm happy and proud they are out training, if they weren't than that would be a concern. And who's taking your guns? LOL. I know you need that automatic assault rifle with 30 rounds to protect your home from Obama right?

  • brandondrums Mar 1, 9:51 a.m.

    Guys, the National Guard Apache helicopter base has been open at RDU for nearly 10 years. They've flown out pretty much daily since 2004 from there. It's no secret, there's even an observation deck open to the public. Just look for "National Guard Drive" at the Sheetz gas station on Aviation Parkway. No secret testing, if it were secret you wouldn't know about it.

  • brandondrums Mar 1, 9:42 a.m.

    Folks, there's a small Army/National Guard airbase AT RDU! It's been there for Nearly 15 years. It's no secret, the Sheetz gas station near the airport is on the intersection of Aviation Parkway and National Guard Drive. Those helicopters have been flying around Raleigh since the late 90's.

    I'd like to call you all paranoid conspiracy theorists but the fact you haven't noticed them in over a decade of them flying DAILY out of RDU, I think I'll just call you all something else.

  • ruthpauly Mar 1, 8:12 a.m.

    Practicing on the American public? And you want to take our guns! There is a noise ordinance for 11pm and they are in violation of that and many others. Amazing how you have so much of our tax dollars for fuel and fly time to practice over your own people!

  • monkeyboy Feb 28, 5:10 p.m.

    "The low-flying aircraft aren't a threat to the public"

    depends on who's the 'public'.

  • imsosorry Feb 28, 4:55 p.m.

    I bet they are testing out the cameras where they can see if you go pee without asking the president first. They will be able to see right through your walls and see whatever you do.

  • TWON Feb 28, 4:51 p.m.

    Confirmed that military helicopters are still flying over NCSU's campus. Last saw one at 4:00 EST. It was definitely armed.

  • JAT Feb 28, 4:47 p.m.

    should we tell people on here that the army/air force also does touch and go's at RDU...during the daytime even. time it just right with Top Gun and it's crazy cool!

  • JAT Feb 28, 4:46 p.m.

    it's called training folks. they have to do it. get over it. enjoy watching them and be happy that they're friendly and not enemy and that we don't live in a war zone where they mean harm.

  • original intent Feb 28, 3:51 p.m.

    Just got word--Four Oaks is being surveilled again today!! Must be looking for my underground Fortress!!

  • joeBob Feb 28, 3:42 p.m.

    wolfpacker93 is right. I've been living in the same area for 22 years and have only started hearing and seeing choppers and drones in the last 6-9months. Usually near the Six Forks/540 SPUI and usually very late at night/early morning...zero dark thirty. Hovering for minutes at a time. Beware the black helicopters and black BDU clad paramilitary types. Why no insignia?

  • Jimmytwotimes Feb 28, 3:09 p.m.

    Folks I hate to tell you this but it's been going on for over 3 weeks. Every night that's not a weekend I've had stuff buzzing around West Raleigh. I've lived in the same spot 10 yrs and have NEVER seen anything like this. I'm on a flight path for the Apaches out of RDU but they always straight-line in or out. These guys are hovering and buzzing around the city and Garner non-stop as soon as it get completely dark. One was hovering recently just above tree top level facing my home like we were in their fire pattern. When I went outside it swooped off to the side... I've also seen them doing similar a few times in Durham/RDU area. Wake up folks.

    Bah Ha ha Ha!!. This thread is funny reading. Obama comin to get ya bo!!!

  • Moose is loose Feb 28, 2:47 p.m.

    They are practicing with their FLIR, Forward Looking InfraRed, night vision, same as looking for a lost child. Stop wondering if they are gonna take over your 10 square foot lot. It happens in the country all the time.

  • romneycare Feb 28, 2:42 p.m.

    @djofraleigh There's two on youtube... search raleigh ufo nc, filter for today only videos.

  • romneycare Feb 28, 2:42 p.m.

    wolfpacker93

    I'm awake!! Now what!

  • wolfpacker93 Feb 28, 2:19 p.m.

    Folks I hate to tell you this but it's been going on for over 3 weeks. Every night that's not a weekend I've had stuff buzzing around West Raleigh. I've lived in the same spot 10 yrs and have NEVER seen anything like this. I'm on a flight path for the Apaches out of RDU but they always straight-line in or out. These guys are hovering and buzzing around the city and Garner non-stop as soon as it get completely dark. One was hovering recently just above tree top level facing my home like we were in their fire pattern. When I went outside it swooped off to the side... I've also seen them doing similar a few times in Durham/RDU area. Wake up folks.

  • djofraleigh Feb 28, 1:43 p.m.

    WRAL - where are the videos and pixs to go with this story?

  • original intent Feb 28, 1:25 p.m.

    the airspace over my house in FO is hereby declared a NO FLY ZONE!!!

  • kermit60 Feb 28, 1:23 p.m.

    It is legal for the military to train in or over civilin areas. The key word is train. Posse Commitatus restricts them from being used against american citizens however if you research the Insurection Act it is far less restrictive and does allow for federal troops to be used against US citizens.

  • smegma Feb 28, 1:18 p.m.

    c'mon. really? helicopters? how many helicopters do we all see on a daily and nightly basis. do we flood 911 every night with them? don't patronize us with this nonsense. military helicopters... yeah, if it flies at the speed of light. nothing to see here

  • original intent Feb 28, 1:17 p.m.

    Obama'a gonna implement Martial law--head for them thare hills!!
    I live @ FO and had 2 choppers----3 what appeared to be troop transport planes(possible flying in UN peacekeepers) and at least 2 F15 Strike Eagles from SJAFB

  • smegma Feb 28, 1:14 p.m.

    helicopter shmellicopter

  • merrywidow Feb 28, 1:09 p.m.

    So THAT'S who I saw in the skies last night when I was heading home from a quick 4 mile run. I was at the stoplight on Creedmoor Rd. waiting to turn left onto Lynn Rd, and I always look around at my surroundings when I'm at stoplights. The saw 3 of them to my left, towards Durham. I had never seen planes in that direction, and they were moving too slow anyway.

    I'm aware of conspiracy theories more so than most folks, but I wasn't perturbed.

  • goobnav Feb 28, 1:08 p.m.

    To all the fools who think this is legit:

    http://dagmar.lunarpages.com/~parasc2/articles/0397/charlott.htm

    Mayor, now Governor McCrory called out Slick Bill for this stuff.

    It is illegal for military to operate in civilian areas, Posse Commitatus, the N'tnl Guard is not the military.

    They take orders from the Governor, not the President. They operate in military campaigns at the discretion of the Governor and that discretion can be ended by him or her.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Guard_of_the_United_States

    This was reiterated in 2008.

    Now tell me where was there a National emergency or Disaster in N. Raleigh last night? No where, this is illegal and should be investigated fully.

  • arta82 Feb 28, 12:14 p.m.

    those AH-64D Apache's are NC National Guard acft. Not from the 82nd Avn Bde at Bragg. lot of it is night currency training also, aided and unaided (goggle) training

  • HurFran Feb 28, 11:58 a.m.

    This happens several times over cities in eastern NC. Nothing new. Due to the change from war fighting in the past in rural areas to the new urban environment, pilots must now practice flying low at night using night vision over the urban environments. This can be tricky when using night vision due to all the light pollution given off by the urban setting, thus the need for practice a couple times a year. Most likely these were the apaches from the NG unit at RDU. Most recent other time I can think of was last year over the Kinston/Pink Hill area for those that want to look it up.

  • Minarchist Feb 28, 11:10 a.m.

    Defeating terrorism is like defeating rapist and child molestors. Good luck you civilain sheep.

  • Minarchist Feb 28, 11:09 a.m.

    "Military training bases are where military training operations are held."

    Who told you this?

  • Minarchist Feb 28, 11:04 a.m.

    BUBBADUKE where did you serve? Beale AFB here.

  • Minarchist Feb 28, 11:03 a.m.

    vinylcarwraps23 shows his/her ignorance. If it weren't for our military and our intelligence agencies we would have been attacked many times since 9/11 by terrorists. Technology has dumbed down people's common sense by making both patience and memories short.
    BubbaDukeforPresident
    February 28, 2013 10:55 a.m.

    BUBBA heres a hint. Im in the US Air Force. If we didnt drone weddings and funerals and killing inncoent children we might not have as many "terrorist" dont ya think? Im an imagery analyst. I know EXACTLY what drones hit. Funeral and wedding hits get multiple targets at once. Please save your military comments.

  • toys Feb 28, 10:58 a.m.

    Military training bases are where military training operations are held. An unprecedented number of military training operations have been held over the past 10 months involving exercises within civilian perimeters. Previously, military exercises took place on bases for the sole purpose of keeping civilians from being frightened or confused about their presence. Now, the military operations are INTENDED for that very purpose, specifically held in targeted areas and large residential areas. Civilians are also being "trained" to accept military presence, day or night, without question. You are being assimilated and desensitized so you won't report military in your area if it is "perceived commonplace". It is also no mistake the exercise was in the area of RDU and largest residential areas including RTP area. Laugh if you want. You'll probably change your tune soon and be looking for help and information, but you'll be a little behind the times.

  • Jimmytwotimes Feb 28, 10:57 a.m.

    Yawn, run with it repubs, get eachother all riled up that Obama coming to take yer gunz and declare war on us, most of your backwood unintelligent fan base will belive you.

  • romneycare Feb 28, 10:55 a.m.

    @Tomcat123 they're training for north korea

  • BubbaDukeforPresident Feb 28, 10:55 a.m.

    At least you can see the helicopters. Not so with the drones.

    vinylcarwraps23 shows his/her ignorance. If it weren't for our military and our intelligence agencies we would have been attacked many times since 9/11 by terrorists. Technology has dumbed down people's common sense by making both patience and memories short.

  • Minarchist Feb 28, 10:31 a.m.

    This is hilarious. On 9/11 if you said ANYTHING about the gov you were "anti-American", a "traitor", a "twoofer". LOL but a few helicopters fly over and NOW the gov is against the people. LOL

  • Minarchist Feb 28, 10:29 a.m.

    everyone crying over the use of helicopters and drones but as soon as a terrorists does something to us then u wanna know why they didnt use all the technology that they have
    Cee-Lo
    February 28, 2013 9:37 a.m.

    Considering you are more likely to die from falling down the stairs than from a "terrorist attack" Ill take my chances. You also have a better chance of dying from a dog, cold weather, hot weather, cigarettes, alcohol, car crash, electractution, I can go on and on. Is fighting terrorism REALLY about saving lives? More people will die today from coronary heart disease in the US than terrorism worldwide.

  • Tomcat123 Feb 28, 10:09 a.m.

    the urban training also happened in Houston... David Seaman on January 30, 2013 makes a very good point !!!

    In today’s David Seaman Hour! video segment, I talked about a report posted by ABC 13 Houston that there were, in fact, military helicopters running aggressive urban warfare exercises over parts of the city — this comes just days after disturbing social media reports of similar ‘war games’ in Miami. (See this post – ed.)

    If these exercises are merely to train our troops for existing combat zones — namely, Afghanistan — what city over there resembles Houston or Miami?

    (Hint: None of them do.)

  • Tomcat123 Feb 28, 10:05 a.m.

    LOL...please tell me you're joking. They're simply National Guard pilots (normal husbands, fathers, part time pilots) flying prolly Blackhawks and Apaches doing their usual training. Probably training to go back to Afghanistan this summer. Paranoid much -Common_Sensey

    I'm not paranoid but it makes you wonder why all this military urban warfare training is going on like what happened in Miami reported by local news

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VD3Wpy3J8A4

    Firing blanks between high rises and over interstates...not a lot of high rises and interstates in Afghanistan, don't think ?

  • ligonmaterial23 Feb 28, 9:44 a.m.

    Still got my tin foil Hershey kiss helmet

  • Common_Sensey Feb 28, 9:42 a.m.

    "They're practicing so they can turn on American citizens! Wake up! Martial law comes next" Jim-Jones

    LOL...please tell me you're joking. They're simply National Guard pilots (normal husbands, fathers, part time pilots) flying prolly Blackhawks and Apaches doing their usual training. Probably training to go back to Afghanistan this summer. Paranoid much?

  • Cee-Lo Feb 28, 9:37 a.m.

    everyone crying over the use of helicopters and drones but as soon as a terrorists does something to us then u wanna know why they didnt use all the technology that they have

  • Tomcat123 Feb 28, 9:34 a.m.

    This happened last week up in Mebane 2/20 and 2/21. The helicopters were flying at night at tree top level and had no lights on. They were so low and loud they were rattling the house.

  • Common_Sensey Feb 28, 9:29 a.m.

    "They're practicing so they can turn on American citizens! Wake up! Martial law comes next!"
    Jim-Jones

    LOL...are you serious? What education level do you have my friend? They are simply National Guard helicopters pilots from RDU, they're based there. Do a little research before you post your paranoid nonsense

  • mrlee34 Feb 28, 9:18 a.m.

    Not a threat hugh....sure it isnt when big bro is in charge. Thats right, there are never any accidents involving military helicopters. What tune would they be singing if one of them was to have an accident and injure civilians in the streets or homes below?

  • kermit60 Feb 28, 9:18 a.m.

    Sounds like just a training exercise. The question is, what and who are they training for? COuld the answer be, We The People?

  • Jim-Jones Feb 28, 9:16 a.m.

    They're practicing so they can turn on American citizens! Wake up! Martial law comes next!

  • Common_Sensey Feb 28, 9:13 a.m.

    "dwntwnboy2 The tin-foil hat types are going to be all a flutter today!!"

    I don't know about the tin-foil hat types, but my uncle flew for United Airlines for 18 years and told of many times of him, the co-pilot, crew, and passengers seeing the typical "flying silver disc" over the Atlantic ocean when he flew to London during the 70's and 80's. Who knows....top secret technology or something else..

  • romneycare Feb 28, 9:13 a.m.

    @jennylynevans I posted youtube videos but they didn't approve the comment

    Goto youtube, type raleigh nc ufo, filter it for 'today' videos .. it's not really ufo, but at the time it was 'unidentified flying object'

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