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Press Release #15-009 Weekend noise levels may increase in the vicinity of Camp Pendleton

April 10, 2015


CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Marines will conduct an exercise that involves detonation of a Mine Clearing Line Charges (MCLIC) Saturday, April 11.

Units will also be conducting mortar training from 6:00 a.m. to midnight Saturday through Friday, April 11-17.

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 pendleton.media@usmc.mil
Box 555019 Marine Corp Base Camp Pendleton, CA 92055-5019

Phone: 760-725-5044