News for Immediate Release
July 17, 2014
Mortar Fire, Demolition Training Planned at Fort
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
To learn more about Fort Indiantown Gap, visit us online at www.ftig.ng.mil or follow us 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: Maj. Angela King-Sweigart, 717-861-8829