Artillery Live-Fire Exercise Planned at Fort Indiantown Gap

Mar 08, 2011, 15:48 ET from Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

Area Residents May Notice Increased Noise

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Artillery live-fire exercises will be conducted between the hours of 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. from March 9-12 at Fort Indiantown Gap in Lebanon County.

Live-fire exercises using 155-millimeter artillery, conducted approximately six times a year, are announced in advance to alert area residents to the potential for increased noise levels.  

Fort Indiantown Gap offers more than 17,000 acres and 140 training areas and facilities for year-round training. It annually supports 19,000 Pennsylvania National Guard personnel and more than 130,000 other states' Guard, military, law enforcement, and civilian personnel each year. It is the only live-fire, maneuver military training facility in Pennsylvania.

For more information visit the DMVA website at

Media contact: Maj. Cory Angell, 717-861-8829 (office); 717-821-6389 (cell)

SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs