quantico blasting training noise

The 43 ranges at Quantico Marine Corps base will be busy through Dec. 13 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:

Dec. 1, 8 a.m. - midnight

Aircraft movement; Live Fire .50 cal & below

Dec. 2, 8 a.m. – midnight

Aircraft movement; Live Fire .50 cal & below

Dec. 3, 5 a.m. – midnight

Aircraft movement; Live Fire .50 cal & below, missiles, rockets, small arms

Dec. 4, 5 a.m. – midnight

Aircraft movement; Live Fire .50Cal & below, Demo 15lbs & below

Dec. 5, 8 a.m. - midnight

Live Fire .50 cal & below

Dec. 6,  8 a.m. - midnight

Live Fire .50 cal & below

Dec. 7,  8 a.m. - midnight

Live Fire .50 cal & below; Demo 1lb & below

Dec. 8, 8 a.m. - midnight

Aircraft movement; Live Fire .50 cal & below; Demo 1lb & below

Dec. 9, 8 a.m. - midnight

Aircraft movement; Live Fire .50 cal & below; Demo 1lb & below

Dec. 10,  12:01 a.m. - midnight

Aircraft movement; Live Fire .50 cal & below; 5.56 & below; Demo 1lb & below

Dec. 11, 12:01 a.m. - midnight

Live Fire .50 cal & below; 5.56 & below; Fragmentation grenades; grenade launcher; Demo 10lbs & below

Dec. 12, 8 a.m. - midnight

Live Fire .50 cal & below; Fragmentation grenades; grenade launcher

Dec. 13, 8 a.m. - midnight

Live Fire .50 cal & below; Fragmentation grenades; grenade launcher

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, visit http://www.quantico.marines.mil/Advisories/Noise-Advisories/Noise-Complaint/

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

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