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Navy to more than double training events near Ketchikan


KETCHIKAN – The U.S. Navy is planning to more than double the number of training events conducted in the

West Behm Canal north of Ketchikan.

In an agreement signed Oct. 31, the Navy announced it will increase the number of testing events involving vessels at the Southeast Alaska Acoustic Measurement Facility will increase from about 28 in a year to 60, The Ketchikan Daily News reported.

The Navy will also conduct new activities in Behm

Canal, including cold-water training, “countermeasures’’ testing and electromagnetic measurement.

The Navy estimates that the Behm area will see 2,...

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