Gap releases July demolitions and mortar training schedule

< 1 min read1,261 views and 143 shares Posted July 7, 2020

If you hear rumblings from northern Lebanon County in the next few weeks, worry not – it’s probably just the Gap.

Those who serve will be bearing the summer heat to receive training in demolitions, mortars, and unexploded ordinance remediation this month.

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Here’s the training schedule at Fort Indiantown Gap for July.

Demolition training will be held July 10 to July 18.

Mortar live-fire training will be held July 18 to July 23.

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Training on the use of controlled detonations to remediate unexploded ordinance will be held each remaining Friday this month (July 10, July 17, July 24, and July 31) between 2 and 3 p.m.

Fort Indiantown Gap is the only live-fire and maneuver military base in Pennsylvania. It is considered the nation’s largest National Guard training facility by number of mandays trained – close to one million annually.

A project to construct a new security perimeter around the Gap is expected to begin later this year, with the timeline being pushed back slightly so far due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Here’s video from a previous year’s exercises.

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