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Military releases information on continued exercises going on in area

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NEW BERN, Craven County - We've received a large number of calls asking about loud noises all around the area. Apparently, Camp Lejeune and Cherry Point have gotten those calls, too.

Both military installations are conducting exercises and sent us the latest information about their exercises.

From Cherry Point:

"MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. (Jan 28, 2016) - U.S. Navy special boat teams will conduct surface maneuver training in the Neuse River and Pamlico Sound in the vicinity of Bombing Targets 9 and 11, Jan. 29-30 from 6-10 p.m. The training will include live-fire machine gun operations at the bombing targets.

Boaters should remain clear of the restricted areas surrounding Bombing Targets 9 and 11 in the Pamlico Sound."

From Camp Lejeune:

"Community feedback received by the base last night indicates portions of the local population experienced louder than normal noise levels from schedule range activities during the evening hours. This was likely due to the overnight cloud cover which can create a trap-like effect that bounces sound waves back toward the ground, creating areas of high intensity sound miles away from the sound's source. Tonight's weather conditions and scheduled tank, mortar, and artillery firing evolutions will likely generate a similar experience until midnight. We want to thank the public in advance for their patience and understanding as our Marines strive to train as they fight under the most realistic conditions possible. For more information about our weekly scheduled noise-generating events posted every Friday, please visit http://go.usa.gov/c2Pww. All concerns regarding noise, vibration, excessive dust, low-flying aircraft and/or maneuver damage from the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune area are asked to contact our dedicated hotline at (910) 451-9079, or you may e-mail your concerns to CLJN_GLOBE_WEB@usmc.mil."

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