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Aberdeen Proving Ground warns day and nighttime training may be heard in nearby communities the next few weeks

The U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center, located on Aberdeen Proving Ground, will be hosting training events beginning Tuesday that might produce activity heard or noticed outside the installation.

The training events may include military weapons and watercraft visible during the day and nighttime hours. The surrounding communities may hear weapon firing and see flashes or light visible off post from illumination devices, according to a release from APG.

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Training events are scheduled for Jan. 7 through Jan. 10 and again the week of Jan. 13 to 16.

“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.

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"Organizations on APG take every measure to mitigate instances when training or testing becomes problematic to residents off the installation. 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 and wants to provide as much transparency as possible to the surrounding communities without compromising the security of the missions conducted here."

Anyone in surrounding communities concerned about testing at the proving ground should contact the installation at 443-861-6727.

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