Camp Lejeune Installs Sensors To Make Firing Ranges Safer

Following a fatal accident two years ago, a new state of the art system is put in place for marines and sailors at the firing range at Camp Lejeune.

At the bases' Stone Bay Rifle Range three ranges have new pit sensors. They were put in place to make sure people working the pit areas are safe. Two years ago, a navy corpsman working in the pit was shot and killed by a ricochet bullet. This is a way officials say to ensure this doesn't happen again.

The new system consists of an alarm that goes off if someone of something is in the impact area or crossed the red line in place. Cameras and a lasers are also used to monitor activity there as well.


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