Artillery Exercises, Cargo-Drop Training Planned at Fort Indiantown Gap
HARRISBURG, Pa., July 30, 2012
Area residents may notice increased noise; aircraft activity
HARRISBURG, Pa., July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Fort Indiantown Gap in Lebanon County will host artillery live-fire exercises and nighttime cargo-drop training at various times during the next two weeks.
Cargo-drop training using C-130 aircraft, which is typically held no later than 10 p.m., will be held as late as 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 1, and Thursday, Aug. 2, and again on Tuesday Aug. 7, and Thursday, Aug. 9.
Live-fire exercises using 155-millimeter artillery will be held between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4, and Sunday, Aug. 5. These exercises are conducted several times each year and are announced in advance as a courtesy to nearby residents due to the unpredictable variability of noise levels.
Fort Indiantown Gap is the only live-fire, maneuver military training facility in Pennsylvania. It serves as headquarters to the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and Pennsylvania National Guard, offers more than 17,000 acres and 140 training areas and facilities for year-round training. It balances one of the region's most ecologically diverse areas with a military mission that annually supports 19,000 Pennsylvania National Guard personnel and more than 130,000 other states' Guard, military, law enforcement, and civilian personnel each year.