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Upcoming events at Warrior’ Path State Park

Upcoming events at Warrior' Path State Park

Warriors’ Path State Park has announced a number of upcoming special events and outdoor discovery opportunities.

• May 28 will be the next of “Hiking Adventures” series, which will include an 11-mile “rough and rocky” hike on the side of Holston Mountain, to discover rich woodlands and rare wildflowers.

• June 4 is National Trails Day, and the park will be celebrating with “Trails All Day!” Guided hikes and nature walks will be offered all day, from a sunrise hike at 6 a.m. to a night hike ending after 10 p.m.

• June 18 will be the annual Dragonfly Day — a chance to learn about these amazing insects by spending a day out in the field with two amazing dragonfly experts.

Also, the park will be starting its award-winning “Summer In The Park” activities in just a few weeks, right after Memorial Day weekend. Guided nature walks, evening campfire talks, Junior Ranger activities, and wildlife demonstrations are among the activities that will be offered. The schedule is different each week, and will be posted on the park’s website and Facebook page.

Details about park events can be fund at

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Citing ’recent events’, IAF says withdrawing from Cobra Warrior air exercise in U.K., but later deletes post

Citing ’recent events’, IAF says withdrawing from Cobra Warrior air exercise in U.K., but later deletes post

In the backdrop of ongoing Ukraine crisis, the Indian Air Force (IAF) said on social media that it has decided not to participate in the multi-nation exercise Cobra Warrior scheduled to be hosted by United Kingdom in March citing “recent events”, a post which was subsequently deleted.

However, according to diplomatic sources the UK has decided to cancel the exercise in view of the Russian invasion and offensive in Ukraine.

“In light of the recent events, IAF has decided not to deploy its aircraft for Exercise Cobra Warrior 2022 in UK,” the IAF said in a post on Twitter Saturday morning but was deleted in a few hours.

The UK informed IAF last night that the exercise was cancelled, diplomatic sources told The Hindu on the status of the planned exercise.

Earlier this week, IAF announced that it would deploying the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) for the exercise at Waddington, U.K., which would have been the maiden deployment in an international exercise for the indigenous fighter. “IAF will participate in multi-nation air exercise #CobraWarrior at RAF Waddington, UK from 06 to 27 March 2022,” it had said in a tweet on February 23.

The exercise was also to see the participation of Air Forces of Belgium, Saudi Arabia, Sweden and the US. “The decision to cancel the exercise makes sense with the situation in Ukraine,” an official from one of the participating countries said.

Five Tejas aircraft were to fly to the U.K. with the necessary transport support for induction and de-induction provided by C-17 transport aircraft.

This year, UK was to host India for the bilateral air exercise Indradhanush, and instead of which had asked the IAF to join the multi-nation exercise Cobra Warrior. IAF was keen to join it as a multi-nation exercise offers better “operational exposure and sharing of best practices.”