Rumbles and booms: Artillery training at the Joint Base through tomorrow

     Soldiers from the Wisconsin Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 120th Field Artillery fire powder charges from a M119A2 towed 105-mm howitzer on July 2, 2011. (Wisconsin National Guard photo by 1st Sgt. Vaughn R. Larson)

    Soldiers from the Wisconsin Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 120th Field Artillery fire powder charges from a M119A2 towed 105-mm howitzer on July 2, 2011. (Wisconsin National Guard photo by 1st Sgt. Vaughn R. Larson)

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

    Marines from G & I Batteries, 3rd Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment will be conducting live-fire artillery training at the Dix ranges, according to a military press release.

    The activity will occur between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m.

    “During this time, the joint base community and residents of the surrounding areas may experience ground shaking and considerable noise coming from the ranges. The noise may travel farther during overcast weather conditions,” the release said. “This training is essential and helps ensure the readiness of America’s fighting force. We work hard to minimize the impact training has on surrounding communities.”

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

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