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Mortar Fire, Demolition Training Planned at Fort Indiantown Gap

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July 17, 2014

Mortar Fire, Demolition Training Planned at Fort Indiantown Gap
Area Residents May Notice Increased Noise

Harrisburg –
Fort Indiantown Gap in Lebanon County will host mortar live-fire exercises July 19-21 and demolition training July 23-25 between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m.

Live-fire exercises using 120-millimeter mortars and demolition training using military-grade explosives are conducted several times each year. These activities are announced in advance as a courtesy to nearby residents who may notice increased noise.

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.

To learn more about Fort Indiantown Gap, visit us online at or follow us on Facebook at

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:
Maj. Angela King-Sweigart, 717-861-8829



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