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Noise Alert: Camp Pendleton Will Train with Powerful Explosives

Training will take place this week and may be heard up to 50 miles away.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

North County residents may hear loud booms coming from Camp Pendleton today as Marines train with powerful explosives designed to clear land mines.

The training involving the detonation of 1,750 pounds of linked C-4 explosives is scheduled to continue daily through Friday, according to Pendleton's public affairs office.

Also on Friday, Marines are scheduled to conduct mortar fire training from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

"Depending on atmospheric conditions, the sound of the explosions may be amplified and heard up to 50 miles away," base officials said in a statement.

—City News Service
LAKE ELSINORE RESIDENT April 30, 2014 at 07:25 PM
I am sick of our warmonger ways and why are we continuing to give money to other countries when we have people starving.
Rocky Neidhardt April 30, 2014 at 07:28 PM
Let's blow up another million or two for no reason. Waste waste waste
Artemis Gordon May 01, 2014 at 09:45 AM
Glad we'r keeping our frontline warriors sharp and trained.
phil May 01, 2014 at 02:46 PM
the sound of freedom!

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