JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST – The locals call it the “sound of freedom” for those uninitiated or ignorant as to what it means to live near a military base.
Starting April 12 and running through April 15, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst’s ranges will be packed with units from the U.S. Army, Marine Corps and Air Force practicing using artillery, mortars and demolition charges.
Though no specific times were released, locals know the blasts can start before the birds’ morning chirps and long after “Taps” echoes out.
Part of the forecast calls for clouds Thursday and rain Sunday (as of Wednesday evening). Cloudy and overcast conditions amplify the booms, and noise can travel further.
The base extends is appreciation to the public for its patience and understanding while America’s fighting forces are trained.