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National Guard to hold emergency drill at Arizona Capitol

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PHOENIX — An Arizona Army National Guard helicopter will land at the state Capitol and take officials to a local military reservation during an emergency response exercise Thursday.

A spokesman with Gov. Doug Ducey’s office said the planned morning exercise was part of regular emergency training. It was designed to ensure top Arizona officials can operate the government in an emergency.

Governor’s spokesman Patrick Ptak said the UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter will land in the parking lot at Wesley Bolin Plaza just east of the Capitol and pick up representatives from the governor’s office and other agencies.

They will be flown to the Papago Park Military Reservation, near the Phoenix-Scottsdale border.

Restrictions may be in place around the Capitol during the exercise.

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