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It's boom time at The Gap

Written by Radio Pennsylvania | Mar 12, 2016 9:57 AM
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(Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa) -- You may hear some booming sounds if you're near Fort Indiantown Gap during the next two weeks and beyond.

The Gap, in Lebanon County, will host live-fire mortar exercises on Wednesday and Thursday of next week and live-fire exercises using howitzers next Thursday through Sunday.

Tech Sergeant Ted Nichols, with the Pennsylvania National Guard, says how far the sound travels depends a lot on local atmospheric conditions.

"The sound and how people can hear it really is something that is dependent on the weather.  If there is a low cloud ceiling, that can really amplify how far some of this can be heard.  Sometimes, depending on weather conditions, people next door might not even hear a thing," Nichols said.

Live-fire exercises using Bradleys are also scheduled for March 24 and 25th.

All exercises will take place between 8am and 11pm. 

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