Late Night Training For Marines

Training on and around the Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point ranges this week will go later than usual, meaning more late night noise than residents are used to.

The Marine Corps says people should expect to see and hear increased late-night military flights all week. The Navy's special boat teams will also be training, conducting surface direct live-fire training. Boaters are urged to avoid accidentally coming into restricted areas.

Here's the schedule for the week:

January 23 -- Navy unmanned aircraft will conduct operations in northeast Pamlico County and at Bogue Field in Carteret County from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.

January 23 -- Navy aircraft will conduct operations at Bombing Targets 9 and 11 in the southwestern Pamlico Sound until 10:15 p.m.

January 24 -- Marine Ospreys and Navy special boat teams will conduct operations until 1 a.m. the following morning at Bombing Target 9. Local residents may hear gunfire during these operations.

January 25 -- Marine helicopters will train until 1 a.m. the following morning at Bombing Target 11.

January 26 -- Marine Ospreys and helicopters will train until 1 a.m. the following morning at Bombing Targets 9 and 11.

January 27 -- Marine helicopters will train until midnight at Bombing Target 11.


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