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HATTIESBURG, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

CAMP SHELBY, Miss. (AP) - A spokeswoman for Camp Shelby says two Air Force Reserve cadets were taken to a hospital by ambulance and 75 others by bus after a lightning strike at the Joint Forces Training Center.

Army National Guard Maj. Deidre Musgrave says reserve cadets from around the country were at the base for a two-week training stint.

She says all were responsive and stable after the lightning hit about 2 p.m.

Camp Shelby, a joint forces training base near Hattiesburg, is the nation's largest state-owned military training center. Its 136,000 acres cut out of southern Mississippi's rolling hills and pine forests includes mock cities designed to look like Iraq and Afghanistan to give soldiers realistic training.

Soldiers and airmen from around the country train there each year.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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