Live-fire exercises planned at Fort Indiantown Gap
Fort Indiantown Gap is scheduled to host artillery and mortar live-fire exercises between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. from Saturday, June 21 through Thursday, June 26.
Mortar training using 120mm rounds is scheduled for Saturday through Monday, while the artillery training using 155mm Paladins is scheduled for Sunday through Thursday.
The exercises are being conducted as part of a routine training and are announced in advance as a courtesy to nearby residents who may notice increased noise during the exercise.
Fort Indiantown Gap is the only live-fire, maneuver military training facility in Pennsylvania. It serves as 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’ military, law enforcement, and civilian personnel each year.
(Pa. Dept. of Military & Veterans Affairs)