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BOOM ALERT: Aberdeen Proving Ground announces testing schedule for this week, detonation planned for Wednesday afternoon

UPDATE: Wednesday’s single detonation will now occur 2:30–4:00 p.m.

Original story below…


ABERDEEN, MD—Loud noise alert!

Aberdeen Proving Ground has daytime and nighttime testing operations scheduled for this week.  Testing and soldier training is scheduled for October 5 – 7, approximately 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. APG has firing operations scheduled for Saturday, October 8 between approximately 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Additionally, there will be a single detonation between 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5th. Noise may be heard in some areas off of the installation.

Military weapons and watercraft will be visible during daytime and nighttime hours. Residents may hear weapons firing and see flashes or light visible off post from illumination devices. These operations are not hazardous to residents in surrounding communities and are integral to ensuring continued readiness of service members.

Organizations on APG take measures to mitigate instances when training or testing becomes problematic to residents off the installation. Officials monitor the weather and the noise readings continuously throughout each day.

If, at any time, anyone in the surrounding communities is concerned about testing at Aberdeen Proving Ground, they are encouraged to contact the installation at 410-278-4415.

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