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Blackwater River State Forest wanted for military training site

The military promises the environment would not be hurt, if the plan to allowed troops to train in state parks is approved.

The military wants to use Blackwater River State Forest in Santa Rosa County for military training exercises.

The training would include walking through the forest using radios to communicate with airplanes and helicopters dropping off and picking people up
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Pentagon describes the proposed plans as low impact -- but some people aren't buying it.

A likely vote on Friday will outline the future of military exercises in forests.

An environmental impact study by the Pentagon is not expected until next summer.