Military exercises scheduled at CRH this morning

You can expect to see soldiers, military ambulances and even Blackhawk helicopters around Columbus Regional Hospital this morning as part of a military exercise out of Muscatatuck Urban Training Center.

According to the military, the CRH portion of the Guardian Response exercise will be going on at the hospitals from 9 to 11 in the morning tomorrow. The exercise will be evaluating the soldiers ability to treat, triage, and transport patients from a simulated disaster area to a civilian medical center. Civilians will also be learning how to move patients from a military aircraft and ambulances into the hospitals.

The military warns that you can expect to hear loud noises during the training, as well as the scenes of military gear at the local hospitals.

The exercise is being coordinated by U.S. Army Reserve 78th Training Division.