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Seattle FOR Program on Military Training in Public Parks, Zoom

October 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Sun Oct 17, 6:30 – 8 pm, Zoom

Seattle Fellowship of Reconciliation Chapter program meeting with Larry Morrell on “US Navy Plans for Military Training in Washington State Parks”

Larry explains ” This story of military training on public (non-DoD) lands goes back decades, and military plans have expanded significantly since 2017. The shorelines of Washington state parks are current targets for off-DoD property military training.  The good news is that that training has been paused since May of 2020 and has not been restarted (yet).”

Some stories on this issue from a few years ago:

War games coming to a park near you | Crosscut

Military combat training does not belong in our parks and nonmilitary public lands | March 9, 2016 | Real Change (realchangenews.org)

Exclusive: Navy Uses US Citizens as Pawns in Domestic War Games (truthout.org)

Larry Morrell is a retired semiconductor industry executive, a Vietnam-era military veteran, and a community organizer. He is a cofounder of Sound Defense Alliance https://sounddefensealliance.org/ and served as the executive director for its first six months . He also cofounded the sustainable economy collaborative which sponsored an economic analysis of the hidden costs of Whidbey Island Naval Air Station.  He is currently serving on the steering committee of Not In Our Parks https://notinourparks.org/ opposing the Navy’s plans to conduct military training in Washington state parks and serves as Board President for Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Port Townsend.  He is a frequent speaker on the economic, health and environmental impacts of military training in NW Washington and is often quoted in both print and broadcast media. He is a private pilot, licensed amateur radio operator and lives in Port Townsend with his life-partner, Laurie Riley.


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October 17
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