3. Counter Jade Helm, a group describing themselves as citizen observers, will be in Bastrop and other communities hosting the operation. They say their efforts should not be conflated with conspiracy theorists who have come up with a panoply of paranoid possibilities.
4. While the Twitterverse is teeming with Jade Helm commentary, you probably won't be hearing a whole lot about it from the military. Officials say residents will see little if any of the activity, and military news releases are, ahem, unburdened by an abundance of elaboration.
5. One rumor has it that the "Jade" in the name refers to China. But the Army says the name was chosen simply because participants will remember it.