Camp Edwards, Joint Base Cape Cod – This Friday, June 10, and Saturday, June 11, Army National Guard soldiers will be conducting training exercises during the nighttime hours. Small arms firing may be heard as late as 2:00am Saturday and midnight Sunday. Night exercises are a necessity for soldiers as it provides realistic scenarios that prepare them to be ready, reliable, and relevant to support national security directives across the globe.
Although the small arms fire may not be heard outside the base boundary, this notification is part of the commitment made by the Massachusetts National Guard to notify the community of unusual noise occurrence at the base. This sound activity will not represent a safety hazard to the community or base personnel.
The Massachusetts National Guard Environmental & Readiness Center is notifying neighboring police, fire, and community leaders to ensure that the public is aware of this activity before it occurs. For more information about the Environmental and Readiness Center (E&RC) at Camp Edwards on Joint Base Cape Cod (JBCC), please visit: www.massnationalguard.org/ERC.