JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST — Things might get a bit loud this evening as a military unit detonates a 45-pound explosive at New Jersey's joint base.

According to the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Facebook page, the 87th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team will perform an emergency detonation around 6:30 p.m.

The team responded to a call off base during which members retrieved a 45-pound UXO, or unexploded ordnance. The device will be detonated and disposed of at the joint base ranges this evening, and military officials say it could be a bit louder than the normal MDL training exercises.

"The detonation may be louder than our normal training booms, so don't be alarmed," the base states on its Facebook page.

Toniann Antonelli is a social content producer for NJ 101.5. She can be reached at, or on Twitter @ToniRadio1015.

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