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Granite Thunder 2005 rocks New Boston

A van lies on its side at the edge of a road where two men sprint from the scene into the nearby woods. As a figure lies motionless in the grass beside the van, an ear-piercing explosion suddenly rocks the vehicle, shrouding it and the unknown figure in smoke. Debris arcs high into the air before returning to Earth. Granite Thunder 2005 has commenced with a bang. The recent major accident response exercise evaluated base and local emergency authorities’ responses to a terrorist event, said Maj. Greg Tobin, 50th Space Wing deputy inspector general and exercise evaluator. The town of New Boston provides the bulk of emergency services for here, one of eight satellite tracking stations the Air Force operates worldwide. Full Story

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