Nighttime training at APG may be heard in community this week
By Aegis staff
Jun 02, 2020 at 11:19 AM
The U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center will host training events from Wednesday, June 3, to Friday, June 5, producing activity that may be heard or noticed outside the installation, according to a news release from Aberdeen Proving Ground.
“These operations are not hazardous to residents in our surrounding communities and are an integral part of military training, ensuring continued readiness of servicemembers,” the release states.
The training events may include military weapons and watercraft visible during the nighttime hours. Surrounding communities may hear weapons firing and see flashes or light visible off post from illumination devices, according to the release.
Organizations on APG take every measure to mitigate instances when training or testing becomes problematic to residents off the installation, the release states. “To ensure we minimize the impact to our neighbors, we monitor the weather and the noise readings continuously throughout each day.”
APG leadership takes noise complaints very seriously, the release states, and wants to provide as much transparency as possible to the surrounding communities without compromising the security of the missions conducted there.
If, at any time, anyone in the surrounding communities is concerned about testing at Aberdeen Proving Ground, they are encouraged to contact the installation at 443-655-5108.