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Fort Benning announces training schedule in area through Friday

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FORT BENNING, GA (WTVM) - Fort Benning announced to the public its schedule of a series of training exercises that will happen through the end of this week. 

As part of a joint training collaboration with the Air Force, quarterly proficiency training of close air support operations will take place in the northeast quadrant of post tonight through Sept. 23.

Low-flying aircraft will fire 2.75 rockets and low-flying aircraft will drop 500-pound class training munitions.  

Community members should expect to hear noise from the fast-moving, low-flying aircraft and the use of 2.75 rockets and 500-pound class bombs during hours between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

The 500-pound bombs are training munitions that sound similar to the artillery fire that typically occurs on post.  

"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," the notice says. 

For more information, call the Public Affairs Office. You may also visit the Smoke and Sound website for maps and other information on training by clicking here.

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