For the next month at Fort Benning, residents near the northeast section of military reservation may hear heavy weapons firing on the post.
The sixth largest post in the nation fires 42.2 million rounds of ammunition each year which is more than all the other installations. Beginning today through Sept. 23, heavy weapons firings will include a 500 pound bomb, 105mm howitzers, 120mm Abrams tank rounds, demonstrations with C-4 explosives and other small arms weapons firing.
Through Thursday, a public affairs spokesman said residents can expect to hear fast and low flying aircraft which sound louder than normal.
An official said the weather plays a big role in how sound carries in the region when a shot is fired. The shots will be louder if cloud cover is low during the training exercise compared with a clear sunny day.
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The training starts at 8 a.m. and ends at midnight. No firing is scheduled between midnight and 8 a.m., leaving at least eight hours with no firing.