A secret army operation is being conducted around the Washington D.C. area complete with black hawk helicopters. Active-duty soldiers are also a part of this secret ongoing military operation being conducted around the nation’s capital.
The secret operation was revealed by Bloomberg and comes as part of a funding request to Congress. The mysterious classified operation was disclosed when the Army asked Congress for approval to shift funds to provide an extra $1.55 million for aircraft maintenance, aircrews, and travel in support of an “emerging classified flight mission.”
“Without additional funding, the Army will not be able to perform this classified mission,” the Defense Department said. “Soldiers from assault helicopter company and aviation maintenance units will be supporting the mission with 10 UH-60s and maintenance capabilities for four months,” according to the document, referring to the Black Hawks. The money will also pay for a specialized “Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility” at Davison Army Airfield at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, just outside Washington.
So why is this all happening on American soil? It’s anyone’s guess, but it likely is not benevolent considering the secrecy.
Army spokesman Wayne Hall declined in an email to comment on some possibilities — including whether the mission involved protecting the White House or other federal buildings and whether it’s making use of specialized commando units of the Pentagon’s Joint Special Operations Command, which includes the Army’s Delta unit and Navy’s Seal Team Six.
Hall said the operation began early in the fiscal year, which started Oct. 1, and “the duration of the mission is undetermined.” –Bloomberg
Little other details are known about the secret mission and why it’s being conducted around the nation’s capital and those involved have declined to comment other than to declare the need for more money.
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