ANCHORAGE, Alaska -

Army units stationed on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson will conduct aerial drone and artillery training which may be seen and heard near base Thursday and Friday, according to U.S. Army Alaska officials.

Statements this week from the Army say that both events will involve soldiers assigned to components of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division.

Thursday’s training, beginning at 10 a.m., will involve proficiency training with RQ7 Shadow unmanned aircraft by the 425th Brigade Special Troops Battalion. While the drones will remain over JBER and west of the Glenn Highway, a Federal Aviation Administration Notice to Airmen will be posted to accompany the training flights.

“Launched from a trailer-mounted pneumatic catapult, the (Shadow) is recovered with the aid of arresting gear similar to jets on an aircraft carrier,” Army officials wrote. “It can provide real-time video relay via a line-of-sight data link to the ground control station.”

On Friday at 1 p.m., the 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment will conduct live-fire artillery training with 105mm howitzers.

The brigade has been slated to conduct exercises at the Joint Readiness Training Center in Fort Polk, La.

“The (artillery) training is part of a larger, brigade-wide operation focusing on readiness and preparation for the upcoming JRTC rotation,” officials wrote.