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The 43 ranges at Quantico Marine Corps base will be busy through May 30 with training for everything from small arms to explosive demolitions to artillery fire to the delivery of live aerial munitions.

The impact of noise, vibrations, and/or illuminations experienced across the area can vary greatly depending on the residential location, atmospheric conditions and reductions to naturally occurring sound barriers.

Quantico says very loud noise and noticeable ground vibrations may occur due to the following training:

May 21

7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. LIVE FIRE 81MM MORTARS HE

9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. LIVE FIRE 155MM HOWITZER

May 22

7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. LIVE FIRE 155MM HOWITZER

7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. LIVE FIRE 81MM MORTARS HE

May 23

7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. LIVE FIRE 155MM HOWITZER

7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. LIVE FIRE 81MM MORTARS HE

May 28

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. LIVE FIRE DEMO 50LBS AND BELOW FRAG

May 29

7 a.m. to 4 p.m. LIVE FIRE 2.75IN

RKTS/20MM/.50CAL/7.62

7 a.m. to 5 p.m. LIVE FIRE DEMO 10LBS AND BELOW

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. LIVE FIRE DEMO 50LBS AND BELOW FRAG

1 p.m. to 4 p.m. CAS-SIM CAS FIXWING

1 p.m. to 4 p.m. CAS-SIM CAS ROTWING

May 30

7 a.m. to 4 p.m. LIVE FIRE 2.75IN

RKTS/20MM/.50CAL/7.62

7 a.m. to 4 p.m. LIVE FIRE DEMO 25LBS AND BELOW FRAG

7 a.m. to 4 p.m. LIVE FIRE MARINE DAY:

81MM HE/60MM HE/25MM/.50CAL/7.62

SB/5.56/

A-T4/SMAW/40MM HEDP

1 p.m. to 4 p.m. CAS-SIM CAS FIXWING

1 p.m. to 4 p.m. CAS-SIM CAS ROTWING

If you would like to comment on the impact of training, please visit http://www.quantico.marines.mil/…/Noise-Ad…/Noise-Complaint/

For additional information, please visit Marine Corps Base Quantico's official website at https://www.quantico.marines.mil

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tbornottb

I just wish they would NOT call this 'sounds of freedom'. I know they 'have ' to do this but its like a war zone and earthquake combined and makes things fall off shelves and rattles nerves. Sometimes its non stop.

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