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Ohio National Guard conducting explosives training at Camp James A. Garfield

Ohio National Guard
Posted at 10:56 AM, Mar 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-22 10:56:15-04

NEWTON FALLS, Ohio — Residents who live near Camp James A. Garfield Joint Military Training Center may notice an increase in blast noise due to military training exercises on March 24 and 25, according to the Ohio National Guard.

Sounds from the explosions may be heard farther away than what happens during normal operations.

There will be intermittent explosions and gunfire at the facility during the annual training season which runs through September.

The high explosives will be used by the Ohio Army National Guard’s 147th Regiment. The training is designed specifically for soldiers taking the combat engineer course.

Camp James A. Garfield Joint Military Training Center is an Ohio Army National Guard training camp in Portage and Trumbull counties that occupies 21,000 acres, with various arms weapons and permanent facilities.

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