Joint Base: “Combined elements” training through Sunday

     Soldiers fire a round from a 120mm illumination mortar system during a night training mission on Camp Santiago Joint Maneuver Training Center in Salinas, Puerto Rico, on July 14, 2013. (Photo: U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Joseph Rivera Rebolledo)

    Soldiers fire a round from a 120mm illumination mortar system during a night training mission on Camp Santiago Joint Maneuver Training Center in Salinas, Puerto Rico, on July 14, 2013. (Photo: U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Joseph Rivera Rebolledo)

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

    Joint Base personnel will conduct artillery firing, mortar firing, and demolitions training through Sunday, according to a military press release. Firing is scheduled to cease at 11 p.m. each day.

    “This training is essential and helps to ensure the readiness of America’s fighting force. As a result of this important combined elements training, some residents may hear more noise than usual coming from our 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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