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Special Forces training exercise Robin Sage returns to region

ASHEBORO — Six times a year for the last 40 years, a not-so-secret war has been going on in parts of Randolph, Moore and Montgomery counties. At these times, the region plays host to the Robin Sage events for the U.S. Army Special Forces training.
On Monday Lt. Col. Stuart Farris spoke before the Randolph County commissioners to thank them for allowing the training to go on. The next time trainees will be in the county will be on Sept. 26 when their exercise will run for two weeks, Farris said.
Commissioners expressed their gratitude to Farris for his service and his involvement in the training of future Special Forces members. County Manager Richard Wells said the county landfill is the location of many training exercises. He said he understood that trainees have been known to capture and cook feral hogs on the property. He told Farris they are welcome to barbecue as many of the animals as they wanted.
Courtesy of the Asheboro Courier-Tribune. Read the entire article at www.courier-tribune.com

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