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It could get noisy: A major military drill could increase aircraft noise in Ventura County

Naval Base Ventura County is holding a major drill for the next week which could increase aircraft noise for the region.
U.S. Navy

Some Ventura County residents could experience a free air show for the next week.

The military is planning a major exercise which will mean increased air traffic at Naval Base Ventura County. What's called Operation Bamboo Eagle is taking place now thorough February 2.

The military isn't releasing specifics about the exercise, but it's run by the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center, and is described as an effort to improve training and preparedness.

Naval Base Ventura County officials say people in the Camarillo, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, and Thousand Oaks areas may notice an increase in jet aircraft activity for the next week.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.