Marine Corps Base Quantico posts noise advisory for live-fire training

If you live near Marine Corps Base Quantico in Prince William County, Virginia, you could hear loud noises from live-fire training training exercises happening there through Oct. 18.



According to a noise advisory posted to the Marine Corps site, live-fire and demolitions training will include .50 caliber weapons, rockets, mortars and grenades.

Aircraft supporting the exercises can also generate loud noises.

Below is the list of dates for the trainings, per the Marine Corps.

  • Oct. 7, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Live Fire .50CAL; Rockets; Mortars; Grenades
  • Oct. 8, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Live Fire Demo 50LBS & Below
  • Oct. 10, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Live Fire Demo 25LBS & Below
  • Oct. 11, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Live Fire Demo 25LBS & Below
  • Oct. 12, 5 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Live Fire Demo 25 LBS & Below and Claymore
  • Oct. 13, 5 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Live Fire Demo 25LBS & and Claymore
  • Oct. 14, 5 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Live Fire Demo 25LBS & Below;
  • Oct. 15, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Live Fire Demo 25 LBS & Below
  • Oct. 16, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Live Fire Demo 25 LBS & Below
  • Oct. 18, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Live Fire Inerting

Will Vitka

William Vitka is a Digital Editor and reporter for WTOP.com. He's been in the news industry for over a decade. Before joining WTOP, he worked for CBS News, Stuff Magazine, The New York Post and wrote a variety of books—about a dozen of them, with more to come.

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