Joint Base: Artillery, mortars, demolition charges to spur 'noisy weekend'

U.S. Army image.

U.S. Army image.

Residents near Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst might hear “booms” and feel “rumbles” Thursday through Sunday.

Units from the Army, Marine Corps, and Air Force will be “making all kinds of noise” on the Joint Base’s ranges. according to a military news release.

Activity will include artillery, mortars, and demolition charges.

“This is going to be a noisy weekend for sure,” a spokesperson said.

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Area residents may experience ground shaking and considerable noise emanating from the base’s ranges. Low cloud cover can make the booms sound much louder and closer than they actually are.

Skies will be partly sunny on Thursday, sunny on Friday and Saturday, and mostly sunny on Sunday, according to NOAA.

The release offers tips on how to comfort “fur babies” during the training in this video:

The 42,000-acre installation spans more than 20 miles through portions of Burlington and Ocean counties.

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