Rumbles and booms: Training at the Joint Base this weekend

     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” this weekend.

    The Golf and India Batteries 3rd Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment will conduct artillery firing training Friday, Sept. 19 through Sunday, Sept. 21, according to a military press release.

    “They will be firing day and night operations, and this firing will cause ground shaking and considerable noise. It is important to note that noise from the ranges may travel farther during overcast weather conditions,” the release said. “This training is essential and helps to ensure the readiness of America’s fighting force.”

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

    Anyone with questions or concerns is asked to contact the base’s Public Affairs office at (609) 754-2104. 

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