Several low-flying helicopters rumbled over Echo Park Monday night, rattling windows and doors and prompting some Twitter users to ask what what was going on.

Apparently those noisy choppers flying in formation were apparently part of the first day of U.S. Army training exercises across Los Angeles and Long Beach, according to an Army press release that was distributed by the LAPD:

“The Los Angeles Police Department met with military representatives and coordinated details of the training that will take place at predetermined locations secured for the training.

Residents may hear sounds associated with the training, including aircraft and weapon simulations. Citizens in close proximity to the areas where the training will take place will be notified prior to the training.

The local terrain and training facilities in Los Angeles provide the Army with unique locations and simulates urban environments the service members may encounter when deployed overseas.”

Prepare yourself for more noise. The military training is scheduled to continue through Feb. 9.


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