Rumbles and booms: Joint Base training through the weekend

U.S. Army image

U.S. Army image

Residents near Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst might hear “booms” and feel “rumbles” through Sunday.

Military units are firing artillery on the base’s ranges through Sunday, according to a military news release.

“We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to train America’s fighting force!” a spokesperson said.

Area residents may experience ground shaking and considerable noise emanating from the base’s ranges. Low cloud cover can make the booms sound much louder and closer than they actually are.

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

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