Live fire will make noise at Camp Blanding
National Guard training starts up again at Camp Blanding this weekend and Florida National Guard Spokesman Ron Tittle says it may mean more noise in to the night.
“They will be firing some artillery pieces. People may refer to the term Howitzers- it’s a rolling cannon if you will. They will be firing some live rounds out there like what’s been done on a regular basis,” he says.
An Alabama battalion will be conducting these drills, which will also illuminate the sky with the light of fire. He says there will be no risk to the community from these drills, and so far the Starke area has been understanding of the noise generated by the drills. The training begins tomorrow and will last through May 16th.
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