Residents in the central Ocean County area will hear booms and thuds over the weekend, due to mortar fire training at the base, according to a release from the Public Affairs department.
2nd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division from Garden
City, N.Y. will conduct mortar firing training through Sunday. The firing will stop at 11 p.m. each day of the training.
"As a result of this important training, some
residents may hear more noise than usual coming from our ranges and may
experience possible ground shaking," the release states. "It is important to note that noise
from the ranges may travel farther during overcast weather conditions.
"The joint base works very hard to ensure training has minimal impact on
its local communities. JB MDL is grateful for the overwhelming support
it has received throughout the years. Base leadership values this
relationship and will continue to work hard to ensure we remain good
Contact the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Public Affairs Office at (609) 754-2104 with any questions or concerns.