Artillery, explosives training beginning Jan. 31

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 04:00

Live fire exercises will be conducted on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson beginning at the end of January and continuing through February.

The U.S. Army Alaska recently announced its artillery and explosive training schedule, which includes artillery firing on the Eagle River Flats impact area and blasts from underground high explosives.

In a press release, the Army said artillery rounds will be fired periodically between Jan. 31 and Feb. 3 between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m.

From Feb. 13 to 15, high-explosives up to 114 pounds will be set off underground between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., and smaller C-4 charges will be detonated between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. between Feb. 17 and 20.

The artillery will resume its firing Feb. 21, continuing through Feb. 24, with training between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m.

The Army said explosions may be heard in the Chugiak-Eagle River area and parts of the Mat-Su across Knik Arm.

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