Monday, March 21, 2011

And the Booms Just Keep Coming

The last few weeks here have been the loudest, earth and house shaking I've ever heard at Fort Bragg.  I have grown accustomed to the usual kabooms but lately man oh man it's been nuts!  Like loud enough that I can't believe the kids are sleeping through it.  And loud enough that it's making me jump off the couch and think we're being attacked.  Well that explains it!

As it turns out, some friendly Marines have been using the area to practice blowing stuff up.  Here's the official info:

Marine training on Fort Bragg

Through Monday, the 10th Marine Regiment will conduct their annual spring artillery training on Fort Bragg.

These units fire significant amounts of 155mm ammunition, which can be associated with loud explosions and reverberations upon detonation. While engaged in simulated combat conditions, the Marines will comply with existing requirements that prohibit them from massing fires larger than battalion size between the hours of 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., daily, or from firing during the hours of 10 a.m. to noon, on Sundays.
Well that explains it!

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