Shelby chosen as site for new drone flight center

Camp Shelby, the nation’s largest state-owned and operated military training site, has been chosen from 19 sites around the country as a center to train national guard troops to operate the unmanned aircraft called drones.

The center at Camp Shelby will train soldiers from all over the country and will operate during peace as well as wartime, the Mississippi Army National Guard’s spokesman, retired Lt. Col. Timothy Powell, told The Hattiesburg American (http://hatne.ws/xEKIAw).

“The training at this site is not going to be tied to mobilization,” he said.

Hattiesburg American
3/4/12