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Low-flying aircraft, training munitions scheduled on Ft Benning

(Source: Fort Benning) (Source: Fort Benning)
FORT BENNING, GA (WTVM) -

As part of a joint training collaboration, proficiency training of close air support operations will take place in the Northeast quadrant of post Tuesday, Sept. 29 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Low-flying aircraft may use 25mm and 2.75 inch rockets during this timeframe.

Due to the low cloud ceiling, community members may hear noise from the fast-moving, low-flying aircraft and hear training munition Tuesday evening. 

The 2.75 inch rockets are training munitions that sound similar to the artillery fire that typically occurs on post.  Flares are a type of pyrotechnic that produces a brilliant light or intense heat without an explosion. They are used for signaling, illumination or defensive countermeasures.

These operations are used to produce the invaluable and un-simulated training that Fort Benning's tenant units need to keep their highly honed combat skills sharp.

For more information, call the Public Affairs Office at (706) 545-2238.

You may also visit the Smoke and Sound website at this link for maps and other information on training.

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