Heavy weapons training scheduled at Fort Benning

benw@ledger-enquirer.comSeptember 12, 2012 

 If you live near the Fort Benning military reservation, you may want to secure your pets and get ready for heavy weapons training noise in the northeast region of the post.

Five ranges will be busy over the next two weeks, according to the latest weapons firing schedule that runs through Sept. 26, said a post public affairs spokesman. Ranges include Carmouche, Digitial Multipurpose Range Complex, Ware, Brooks and the Terry Demo.

 In addition to standard firing of M1A1 Abrams Tank, the Bradley Fighting Vehicle and smalls arms, soldiers with the Emergency Ordnance Disposal will be blowing up explosives.

 The training gives soldiers an opportunity to use advanced systems and vehicles before their level of effectiveness is tested on the battlefield.

Officials realize the impact of weapons firing on the community and work to reduce it when possible. “We continue to review our schedules to determine where we can best reduce the stress on our community,” said Brad Castleberry, a public affairs spokesman.


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