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Old 05-23-2012, 10:55 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Just in case anyone in the area hears the noise, they are blowing stuff up over at Camp Bullis!

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Camp Bullis announced on Tuesday afternoon that they will detonate deteriorated explosives in need of disposal beginning at 3 p.m. on Tuesday.

Camp Bullis officials said the detonations will continue over the course of the next four days.

Residents in the vicinity of Camp Bullis will likely hear the explosions but should not be alarmed.
Cheers! M2
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Old 05-24-2012, 07:43 AM
 
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UPDATE: According to range control, and as reported on WOAI, most controlled detonations will occur today, Thursday, 24 May 2012.
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:25 AM
 
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It sounds like fun!
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Old 05-24-2012, 10:20 AM
 
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So far I have only heard 1 boom but it was not today... It was closer to night time on Tuesday I believe...

Thanks for the heads up MMM... I still remember when I was jarred out of bed by the last blow ups that were shaking my windows... I would not want a repeat of that again... LoL
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:19 AM
 
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I heard about five faint booms in the direction of Camp Bullis last night around 2am. I live close to Hardy Oak Elementary. I didn't know they would be working on them this late at night.
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:03 PM
 
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Default Maybe,

The U.S. govt. does the detonations that late at night to be sneaky and underhanded about it. To sort of camouflage the noise, late at night,
they figure noone will notice, less intrusive about it that way.
I figure rush hour is the best time for detonations, except some one might flinch and swerve to the right or left on 1604.
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I heard about five faint booms in the direction of Camp Bullis last night around 2am. I live close to Hardy Oak Elementary. I didn't know they would be working on them this late at night.
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Old 05-26-2012, 09:01 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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The U.S. govt. does the detonations that late at night to be sneaky and underhanded about it. To sort of camouflage the noise, late at night,
they figure noone will notice, less intrusive about it that way.
I figure rush hour is the best time for detonations, except some one might flinch and swerve to the right or left on 1604.
No one is trying to be deceptive about it, and I am not even sure if it's the detonations at Bullis you are hearing. There are several quarries in the area that operate at night, you might be hearing them blast through the rock.

Plus, if they were trying to hide it, why would the government put out a press release telling everyone they're doing it?!?
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Old 05-26-2012, 01:00 PM
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The U.S. govt. does the detonations that late at night to be sneaky and underhanded about it. To sort of camouflage the noise, late at night,
they figure noone will notice, less intrusive about it that way.
Either that or because it might be a good idea to do some of those battlefield medical drills in the dark, since missions in a war zone can't always be conveniently scheduled during business hours. My hunch is that pragmatism trumps the need to be sneaky and underhanded.

Actually it's more than a hunch, since I heard the base's PR guy say that once during a presentation.
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:30 PM
 
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Camp Bullis will be detonating 57,000 pounds of explosives between 8:00am and 4:30pm tomorrow, 06 June 12.
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Old 06-06-2012, 01:37 AM
 
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Camp Bullis will be detonating 57,000 pounds of explosives between 8:00am and 4:30pm tomorrow, 06 June 12.
Thanks for the warning... Luckily I am taking the kiddos over to visit the Grandparents for the day, so hopefully we will miss most of the noise...
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