While parts of the government may be idle right now with the Washington shutdown, the New Jersey Pine Barrens certainly won't be silent over the next few days.

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst sent out a heads up to residents near the base that mortar and small arms training will be taking place over the next few days, with the bulk of the action between Wednesday, January 9th through Monday, January 14th.

Of course, long time residents and those who live close to the base know the drill, but it's always good to give the larger area the heads up too since the weather can also dictate how loud and how far the noise will travel.

If there's heavy cloud cover, you'd be surprised at how far the sounds of the training can travel.

Of course, you can keep up to date with the latest on the Joint Base's official Facebook page by clicking here.


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