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Press Release #15-011 Noise levels may increase in the vicinity of Camp Pendleton

June 18, 2015

Artillery units are conducting live-fire training exercises that will involve firing on the Whisky and Zulu impact areas, on the northern part of the base from 6 a.m. to midnight Thursday and Friday, June 18 and 19.

The live-fire training exercise will also be conducted Tuesday and Wednesday, June 23 and 24, from 6 a.m. to midnight with extended firing from 1 a.m. to 4 a.m. each day.

Units will also detonate Mine Clearing Line Charges (MCLIC) from Sunday, June 22 to Wednesday, June 24 from 6 a.m. to midnight.

Mine Clearing Line Charges are 1,750 pounds of linked C-4 (Composition C) explosives used to create a breach in minefields during 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: http://www.pendleton.marines.mil/About/BaseInformation/NoiseAdvisory.aspx.

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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