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Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

Press Release #14-010 Weekend noise levels may increase in the vicinity of Camp Pendleton
May 02, 2014

Marines will conduct an exercise that involves the detonation of Mine Clearing Line Charges (MCLIC), Saturday and Sunday, May 3 - 4, and Tuesday and Wednesday May 6 - 7.

Mine Clearing Line Charges are 1,750 pounds of linked C-4 (Composition C) explosives used to create a breach in minefields under combat conditions.

Depending on atmospheric conditions, the sound of the explosions may be amplified and heard up to 50 miles away.

Detailed information regarding increased noise levels may be found in the weekly noise advisories posted on the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton website at:

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

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