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Fort Knox issues noise alert for March training

March 2, 2020 GMT

FORT KNOX, Ky. (AP) — It’s going to get loud at Fort Knox.

The U.S. Army says to expect more noise than normal at the central Kentucky post over the next couple of weeks as it hosts a training session March 3-16. The training will involve larger caliber weapons than usual, military aircraft and land vehicles, news outlets reported, citing a post on the Fort Knox Facebook page.

Fort Knox said it was posting the alert as a courtesy to residents in surrounding communities who should expect to hear increased noise and vibrations.

“Military training involving aircraft, maneuvers and weapons firing in the daytime and nighttime hours is an important aspect of maintaining critical capabilities and readiness of all units,” the post said.