Military trains in Oklahoma for terrorist attack

BRAGGS, Okla. (AP) - About 500 military personnel are in eastern Oklahoma to train for their response to a terrorist attack.

The service members gathered Tuesday at the Oklahoma National Guard's Camp Gruber Training Center near Braggs for the two-day exercise. They are simulating an attack on an international health summit.

The personnel include Army National Guardsmen from Oklahoma, Missouri and Illinois; Air National Guardsmen from Illinois; and Marines from Maryland.

The scenario is run by Response International Group of Oklahoma City. The company trains first responders and military units across the country.

Response International general manager Mike Shannon is a former Oklahoma City firefighter who responded to the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995.

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