Area Residents May Notice Increased Noise
Harrisburg – An artillery live-fire exercise will be conducted between the hours of 8 a.m. and 11 p.m., Saturday, March 17, and between 8 a.m. and noon, Sunday, March 18, 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, 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. It is the only live-fire, maneuver military training facility in Pennsylvania.
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)