June 20, 2014
Fort Indiantown Gap to Conduct Artillery, Mortar Live-Fire Exercises
Residents May Notice Increased Noise
– 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.
training using 120mm rounds is scheduled for Saturday through Monday, while the
artillery training using 155mm Paladins is scheduled for Sunday through
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.
To learn more about Fort Indiantown Gap, visit www.ftig.ng.mil
or follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ftindiantowngap.
Individuals may also call the installation’s community information line at
717-861-2007 to hear a recorded message with dates and times of community
activities and training events.
Media contact: Staff Sgt. Matt Jones, 717-861-8352