PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — If you saw the Oregon Army National Guard, Lakota helicopters, the PPB SERT unit and some troops in downtown Portland, it was nothing to worry about.
It was just training.
Joint training exercises took place in and around Portland on Wednesday, August 17. Helicopters dropped police officers on the roofs of Portland buildings including “Big Pink,” The US Bankcorp Tower on 5th Ave.
In a statement, Brigadier General Mark Crosby said, “Conducting joint training helps us build stronger relationships between local law enforcement and the Oregon National Guard.”