If you live near Naval Weapons Station Earle, don’t be alarmed by loud booms coming from the installation through Wednesday.
Explosive demolition operations by NWS Earle’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal is ongoing Tuesday, according to a military release.
The Explosive Ordnance Disposal team periodically coordinates this and other types of explosive demolition training.
“The training may cause ground shaking and considerable noise coming from the installation. This noise may be louder and travel farther during overcast weather,” the release said.
The US Navy explains the role of the team:
EOD Technicians are on call to respond to any type of ordnance, and they receive specialized training on how to handle chemical, biological and even nuclear weapons. They investigate and demolish natural and man-made underwater obstructions. Prepare coastal regions for amphibious landings. Warn about potential threats – both in the United States and abroad. With expertise in the most conventional and unconventional explosives, they ensure the secure disposal of explosive weaponry.
NWS Earle is a US Navy base in portions of Monmouth County’s Colts Neck, Howell, Wall, Tinton Falls, and Middletown.