Rumbles and booms: Explosions at the Joint Base Thursday

     Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst image.

    Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst image.

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

    Military personnel will be conducting explosives training at the installation beginning around 8 a.m. and continuing through the nighttime hours, according to a military press release.

    “Enjoy the sound of freedom, ladies and gentlemen! It’s not every day your life gets a personal soundtrack of explosion noises!” the release says.

    Area residents may experience ground shaking and considerable noise emanating from the base’s ranges. Explosions may seem louder or closer during overcast conditions. 

    “Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst is committed to being a good neighbor, and we appreciate our surrounding community’s understanding as we work to train America’s fighting force!” the release says. 

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

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