Mortar firing training ongoing at the Joint Base through Sunday

     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 I and G Batteries of the 3rd Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment will be conducting mortar firing training Friday through Sunday, according to a military press release. The activity is scheduled to end 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 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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