Quantico blast

Marine Corps Base Quantico operates 43 live-fire ranges that support training including small arms, explosive demolitions, artillery fire and the delivery of live-aerial munitions.

The base has issued noise advisories for training through Oct. 11, with a note that there will be several days of late-night and overnight training: 

*Sept. 27, 8 a.m. – midnight. Live Fire Demo 5LBS & Below

*Sept. 28, 12:01 a.m. – midnight. Live Fire Demo 50 LBS & Below; .50CAL

Sept. 29, 8 a.m. – midnight. Live Fire Demo 50LBS & Below; .50CAL

Sept. 30, 8 a.m. – midnight. Live Fire Demo 50LBS & Below; Rockets; Grenades; .50CAL

Oct. 1, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.. Live Fire Demo 50LBS & Below

Oct. 7, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Live Fire .50CAL; Rockets; Mortars; Grenades

Oct. 8, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Live Fire Demo 50LBS & Below

Oct. 10, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Live Fire Demo 25LBS & Below

Oct. 11, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Live Fire Demo 25LBS & Below

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. 

Because training aboard Quantico is continuous, residents can expect to always hear some noise or feel vibrations.

If you would like to comment on the impact of training, please visit https://quantico.usmc.afpims.mil/Info/Noise-Advisories/Noise-Comment/

For additional information, please visit Marine Corps Base Quantico’s official website at https://www.quantico.marines.mil https://www.quantico.marines.mil/Info/Noise-Advisories/

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