OCEAN COUNTY – The month of July will be a busy one for the troops training at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, so expect explosions during the day as well as the ones your neighbors will be setting off at night.
The base puts out a calendar for expected noise levels, which can change due to weather and other factors.
July 4th Weekend: Low noise
July 5-9: Moderate noise
Week of July 10: Moderate noise
Week of July 17: High noise
End of the month: High noise on the 24th, moderate noise on 7/25 and 7/29, low noise the rest.
The base defines “low noise” as small arms and light crew weapons training. “Moderate” includes .50 caliber weapons, rockets, and rotary cannons. “High” noise is mortar, Howitzer, and cratering charges.