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If you hear rumblings from northern Lebanon County in the next few weeks, worry not – it’s probably just the Gap.
Those who serve will be bearing the summer heat to receive training in demolitions, mortars, and unexploded ordinance remediation this month.
Here’s the training schedule at Fort Indiantown Gap for July.
Demolition training will be held July 10 to July 18.
Mortar live-fire training will be held July 18 to July 23.
Training on the use of controlled detonations to remediate unexploded ordinance will be held each remaining Friday this month (July 10, July 17, July 24, and July 31) between 2 and 3 p.m.
Fort Indiantown Gap is the only live-fire and maneuver military base in Pennsylvania. It is considered the nation’s largest National Guard training facility by number of mandays trained – close to one million annually.
A project to construct a new security perimeter around the Gap is expected to begin later this year, with the timeline being pushed back slightly so far due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Here’s video from a previous year’s exercises.