Fort Bragg is about to be a little noisier than usual as the Marines are in town this month for artillery work.
Windows in the area might rattle more frequently from October 9-13, according to information from Fort Bragg Range Operations.
“The 10th Marines Field Artillery Regiment will conduct their annual field artillery section certifications, command post exercise and live fire training (Operation Rolling Thunder 2020) on Fort Bragg from October 5 -15. Most significantly, the field artillery live fire portion of the exercise will commence on Oct. 9 to Oct. 13, 2020,” an announcement said.
During that time, the 10th Marines will fire “significant amounts” of M777 Howitzer 155mm ammunition from 24 M777 Howitzers, known for creating loud explosions and reverberations upon detonation.
Additionally, field artillery units from the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg will be conducting live fire training, resulting in additional loud explosions and reverberations. “While engaged in simulated combat conditions, all field artillery units will comply with existing requirements that prohibit them from massing fires larger than battalion size between the hours of 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily or from firing during the hours of 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Sundays,” the announcement said. “Fort Bragg Range Operations is attempting to disseminate this information as widely as possible in order to cause the least inconvenience to the surrounding public.”