Emergency detonation scheduled ‘around noon’ today at Joint Base

    There’s no need for alarm if you hear a loud blast emanating today from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.

    According to a military release, the base’s Explosive Ordnance Team will conduct an emergency detonation around noon.

    The team recovered a Navy UXO (unexploded ordnance) this morning, according to the release. 

    “This detonation could possibly cause a significant boom and ground shaking in the communities around our Dix ranges,” the release said.

    The explosion time is tentative and could change. 

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