Area Residents May Notice Increased Noise
HARRISBURG, Pa., April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An artillery live-fire exercise will take place between the hours of 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, and between 8 a.m. and noon on Sunday, April 15, at Fort Indiantown Gap in Lebanon County.
Live-fire exercises using 155-millimeter artillery, conducted approximately six times a year, are announced in advance as a courtesy to nearby residents.
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.
To learn more about Fort Indiantown Gap, visit us online at www.ftig.ng.mil or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ftindiantowngap.
Media contact: Sgt. Matt Jones, 717-861-8352 (office), 717-943-4328 (cell)
SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs