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Silas Walker, Deseret News
National Guard helicopters land on top of the Wells Fargo Center in preparation for an upcoming training event in Salt Lake City on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019.

Downtown residents and visitors may have been surprised by the whoop-whoop of military helicopters maneuvering above Salt Lake's central business district Sunday, but the activity was just a training exercise. The Utah National Guard reported that two UH-60 Black Hawks and a UH-72 Lakota helicopter were making multiple landings and takeoffs from the helipads atop the 24-story Wells Fargo Center at 299 S. Main on Sunday afternoon. The training exercise was a warmup for the upcoming, large-scale exercise called Desert Ice scheduled for April 10.

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