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Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

Press Release #13-026 Noise levels may increase aboard Camp Pendleton
August 16, 2013

The 11th Marine Regiment is scheduled to conduct a live-fire training exercise Whiskey and Zulu impact areas, Aug. 19 through 28.

24-hour firing will be conducted throughout Monday night into Tuesday morning (Aug.19 to Aug. 20).

Depending on atmospheric conditions, the sound of the explosions may be amplified and heard up to 50 miles away. Regimental live-fire artillery exercises involve Howitzers, High Mobility Artillery Rockets (HIMARS) and 120 mm mortars.

Local Marine and Navy units will also provide aviation and logistical support to the regiment. The units include squadrons from the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, providing attack helicopters and troop carriers support; unmanned aerial surveillance support from Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 3; beach-landing support from Assault Craft Unit 5, and logistical support from Combat Logistics Regiment 1.

Those requesting additional information can direct their calls to Operations and Training at (760)725-0357.

For future inquiries regarding increased noise levels, please refer to the weekly noise advisories posted on the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton web site at


Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Public Affairs Office
Box 555019
Marine Corps Base
Camp Pendleton, CA 92055-5019

Phone: (760) 725-5044
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