Live-fire exercises planned at Fort Indiantown Gap starting Sunday

Written by WITF | Jul 25, 2014 9:19 AM

Photo by United States Army, Public Domain

(Harrisburg) -- An artillery live-fire exercise using 155-millimeter rounds is scheduled to take place between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 27 through Thursday, July 31 at Fort Indiantown Gap in Lebanon County.

Live-fire exercises using 105- and 155-millimeter artillery are announced in advance as a courtesy to nearby residents.  

Fort Indiantown Gap is the only live-fire, maneuver military training facility in Pennsylvania. It serves as headquarters to the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and Pennsylvania National Guard, offers more than 17,000 acres and 140 training areas and facilities for year-round training. It balances one of the region’s most ecologically diverse areas with a military mission that annually supports 19,000 Pennsylvania National Guard personnel and more than 130,000 other states’ Guard, military, law enforcement, and civilian personnel each year.

Individuals may also call the installation’s community information line at 717-861-2007 to hear a recorded message with dates and times of community activities and training events.

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