Army Trains at East Hampton Village Beach

Military police, based in Shoreham, came to train at Main Beach.

The 423rd Military Police hit Main Beach in East Hampton Village Wednesday for training.
The 423rd Military Police hit Main Beach in East Hampton Village Wednesday for training.
US Army military police took to an East Hampton Village beach to perform training exercises on Wednesday morning. 

Patch learned that the 423rd Military Police, based out of Shoreham, were on Main Beach to train. 

Last year, the same company caused a stir when armored vehicles were seen traveling around the North and South forks. They were also training at the time.

The unit once again brought out its 15-ton M1117 Armored Security Vehicles for Wednesday's training exercise. 

Did you see the MPs and wonder what they were doing? Tell us in the comments below.
Heather Dunn-Kostura June 19, 2013 at 04:17 PM
I didn't see then at the beach. I saw them driving up Newtown and was wondering.......
Conservative Underground June 20, 2013 at 06:38 AM
Jimbo June 20, 2013 at 07:43 AM
Hope they didn't have any dogs. Were they on the beach during beach driving hours?
Conservative Underground June 20, 2013 at 09:15 AM
Does it matter, I am willing to cut some slack for people who volunteer to serve and defend this nation.
Jimbo June 20, 2013 at 09:41 AM
No it doesn't matter, just a touch of sarcasim to tree huggers! They passed a lot of other beachs on the way out here why did they have to come to EH?
Melissa Gibbons June 20, 2013 at 10:30 AM
hahaha Jimbo!
Steve June 20, 2013 at 10:46 AM
Really, why all the way to EH? Just a sight-seeing tour? Or the gov't's way of letting you know 'we can go where we want and do what we want. Your rules don't apply to us'. Funny that we call it a "volunteer army" whereas we would call it (in another country) "mercenary forces". Volunteers are generally not paid.
Pat Mellick-Flynn June 20, 2013 at 12:28 PM
Conservative Underground June 20, 2013 at 01:03 PM
I am sure they just need to put in X number of hours with their vehicles to stay certified/trained. They are also called a volunteer force because they are not conscripted as they are in many countries. If you don't like volunteer just call them Professional.


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