Why all the helicopters flying around Yakima?

Why all the helicopters flying around Yakima?
FILE -- Live rocket fire training at Yakima Training Center on November 9th, 2012.

YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. -- Action News got your Facebook comments about helicopter activity in the Yakima area.

KIMA learned it's part of the month-long Operation Rising Thunder exercises at the Yakima Training Center.

Hundreds of soldiers are there to hone their skills. American and Japanese snipers are going through exercises.

The training wraps up in two weeks.