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Old 10-13-2013, 03:14 PM
 
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We moved to the area in July. Twice since we moved, we've heard loud blasts in the Holly Ridge area. They occur from 7:30-11:30, and both times have been on weekends. It sounds a bit like a war zone and just curious as to what is causing the blasts? I'm sure it's military related, but it would be nice to know exactly what it is that they're blasting and/or if we can get a front row seat to the explosions

Anyone know what it is? Or if we can get a schedule of when they are planning it so we know when to expect it? I think it's very cool, but I'm also a little annoyed because our entire house rattles... it would be nice to secure the loose objects before things start to fall off the shelves.
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Old 10-13-2013, 04:54 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Is it Artie? (Artillery). When I lived in Jville, it was so loud sometimes that like you, our entire house rattled at every blast.

Toward Holly Ridge along US 17, there are a lot of training areas belonging to Camp Lejeune. I'm willing to bet that's where the noise is coming from that you're hearing.

As for getting a schedule, I may be wrong here but I highly doubt that's something they'd give out. The Marine Corps can be pretty secretive about dates and times and training activities. Someone may have more info though!

Overall, the noise is just a side effect of living so close to the base. You do get used to it
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Old 10-13-2013, 05:41 PM
 
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It's not consistent but you can find notices at the following links. You can also contact the public affairs office:

Press Releases

https://www.facebook.com/camp.lejeune

Public Affairs

The Official Web site of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune
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Old 10-13-2013, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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I think they try to keep the artillery training to the hours before midnight. However, you will sometimes hear helicopter flights in the wee hours of the morning as they need to train in night operations.
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Old 10-13-2013, 06:34 PM
 
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Goldenage is correct, I asked my husband and he said the ranges close at midnight.
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Old 10-13-2013, 06:44 PM
 
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Do they ever allow civilians to watch the "arties"? I would imagine not, but it's worth asking..
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Old 10-13-2013, 07:13 PM
 
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I just asked DH, he said no, not in his experience. Too much of a liability.

I agree that it would be fun to watch though!
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Old 10-13-2013, 07:45 PM
 
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Maybe it's the Seneca Guns?
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Probably not, being so close to Camp Lejeune.
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Old 10-14-2013, 12:13 PM
 
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We moved to the area in July. Twice since we moved, we've heard loud blasts in the Holly Ridge area. They occur from 7:30-11:30, and both times have been on weekends. It sounds a bit like a war zone and just curious as to what is causing the blasts? I'm sure it's military related, but it would be nice to know exactly what it is that they're blasting and/or if we can get a front row seat to the explosions

Anyone know what it is? Or if we can get a schedule of when they are planning it so we know when to expect it? I think it's very cool, but I'm also a little annoyed because our entire house rattles... it would be nice to secure the loose objects before things start to fall off the shelves.
I bet this is "Seneca Guns" - this is some kind of atmospheric(?) possibly. If you Google it, you will see - There was a special on Science Channel about this. It's something that only happens on the East Coast, around the Carolina Areas - its been documented for hundreds of years....
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Old 10-14-2013, 05:11 PM
 
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Being this close to Lejeune and the ranges associated, I personally doubt it's the Seneca Guns. I had a friend who lived in Holly Ridge and what we heard from his place was definitely artillery and training fire.

I recognized the sound well from hearing it all the time in Jville.
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