U.S. Military to perform helicopter exercises along border

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If you see a few military helicopters overhead don't be alarmed, that's the word from Congressman Henry Cuellar.

He told Action 4 News the helicopters spotted in Laredo are part of a joint military training exercise.

According to the Congressman, the ongoing violence in Mexico is not why the helicopters are here on the border.

Cuellar said its just a coincidence.

"People will see a lot more helicopters, other assets, aircrafts in the future. Its for a limited amount of time. Its a training operation between the Department of Defense and Customs and Border Protection."

Congressman Cuellar said the military exercises have been taking place since about 1989 from Brownsville to Laredo.