Live-fire excercise scheduled at Fort Indiantown Gap Saturday

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A mortar live-fire exercise is scheduled to take place between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16 at Fort Indiantown Gap in Lebanon County.

Live-fire exercises using 60- and 81-millimeter mortars are announced in advance as a courtesy to nearby residents.

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’ Guard, military, law enforcement and civilian personnel each year.

(Source: Pa. Dept. of Veterans and Military Affairs)