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Amped-up training on Fort Stewart creating a racket
Fort Stewart display

Area residents will notice more activity around Fort Stewart than normal over the next few days.

The post’s Public Affairs Office reports that the amount of training is more than normal. Units will be firing big guns and flying today through March 1.

Residents may hear mortars, artillery and military air traffic, most likely during the night, tonight and Thursday.

“On Feb. 26 and 27, our neighbors may hear ordnance, small arms, and military air traffic from early afternoon until late at night,” a PAO news release says.

Artillery may be heard from late afternoon next Monday through mid-morning Tuesday.

“As a premier power projection platform, our ranges are active year-round,” the release says. “Because we train like we fight, we’ll have ranges active in the daytime and nighttime.”

“We also have nearly all of our units home, so that means lots of units and soldiers heading out to ranges to train on their skills,” the release adds.

If area residents are concerned about the noise, they can file a noise and/or aircraft complaint with the post that is then investigated by both training and public works employees. The reports are used to mitigate sound impacts as much as possible, the release says.

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