Joint Base officials advise of booms, rumbles during weekend training

     Marines from Golf Battery 3rd Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment, conduct artillery training May 4, 2013, on the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst ranges. The unit conducted 155 mm artillery training using their primary weapon system, M777A2 howitzer. (Photo: U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. David Carbajal)

    Marines from Golf Battery 3rd Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment, conduct artillery training May 4, 2013, on the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst ranges. The unit conducted 155 mm artillery training using their primary weapon system, M777A2 howitzer. (Photo: U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. David Carbajal)

    Residents near Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst may hear “booms” and feel “rumbles” this weekend.

    The 2nd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division from Garden City, N.Y. will be conducting mortar firing training between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. Friday through Sunday, according to a military press release.

    “This training is essential and helps to ensure the readiness of America’s fighting force. As a result of these units performing their important training, residents may hear more noise than usual coming from the ranges and may experience possible ground shaking. It is important to note that noise from the ranges may travel farther during overcast weather conditions,” the release states.

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

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