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500-pound bombs to be dropped during training at Fort Benning

Cars leave the Fort Benning main gate onto Fort Benning Drive Tuesday.  10.01.13
Cars leave the Fort Benning main gate onto Fort Benning Drive Tuesday. 10.01.13 rtrimarchi@ledger-enquirer.com

During the next month at Fort Benning, soldiers will use plastic explosives, drop 500-pound bombs and fire heavy weapons in the northeast section of the post.

Nate Snook, a public affairs spokesman, said the training will be ongoing through Dec. 9 at Brooks, Hastings, Ruth, Carmouche and other ranges on the military reservation. "Our challenge is to balance our soldier's training requirements with the needs of the community," Snook said in a release.

According to the schedule, training begins at 9 a.m. but ends at midnight. Officials noted the schedule may be subject to changes.

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