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.