This is in regards to the Times’ Jan. 30 story “Residents bemoan military exercises.” We live on Mill Road on the river front about three miles upriver from the Carrabelle Bridge. In my case, helicopters were coming and going from 4 until 8 p.m., basically following the river's path back into the forest just above treetop level. They were intrusively close, very loud, and rattled pictures on the walls.

I contacted the county commissioners and (County Planner) Alan (Pierce), got a sympathetic response from (Commissioner) Pinki (Jackel), but in the end said nothing could be done. We need more publicity about the impact on the environment, public use of the WMA (Wildlife Management Area), and private property rights these exercises impose.

Richard and Karen Burns