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MCINCR - Marine Corps Base Quantico


MCINCR - Marine Corps Base Quantico

"Crossroads of the Marine Corps"

Noise Advisory

Training Advisory for February 15 through February 29, 2019  


Marine Corps Base Quantico (MCBQ) has provided military, federal, state and local organizations robust training services since 1917.  Today, 54 ranges support live-fire and demolition training for more than 40 Federal organizations, the Department of Defense, and multiple regional and local law enforcement agencies.


Very loud noise and noticeable ground vibrations may occur in the surrounding areas as follows: 

Feb 20 - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Live Fire of 155MM Howitzer
Feb 20 - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Live Fire of 81MM HE Mortars
Feb 21 - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Demo 30 lb. and below
Feb 21 - 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Live Fire of 155MM Howitzer
Feb 21 - 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Live Fire of 81MM HE Mortars
Feb 22 - 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Live Fire of 155MM Howitzer
Feb 22 - 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Live Fire of 81MM HE Mortars

Please Note: Aircraft supporting training or support to other agencies from the Marine Corps Air Facility at Quantico can also generate noise. The frequency and number of aircraft supporting training can occasionally generate higher volumes of noise. Additionally, atmospheric conditions can amplify aircraft noise volume and the distance sound travels.


Community members wishing to comment on the impact of training should visit http://www.quantico.marines.mil/Advisories/Noise-Advisories/Noise-Complaint/


All questions regarding training should be directed to the Community Relations Office at (703) 784-3699. 


Public notices can also be found on Marine Corps Base Quantico's official website at www.quantico.marines.mil and the official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/OfficialMarineCorpsBaseQuantico


For information on how to file training related damage claims please visit our legal services page and look for "Claims".

Impulse Blast Noise Analysis Report
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The adjacent image is a link to the "Impulse Blast Noise Analysis Technical Report". This document is the result of recommendations made during the Joint Land Use Study (JLUS). Implementation of several JLUS recommendations are partially dependent on the completion of this Blast Noise analysis.

The Technical Report is suitable for government staff and anyone who would like to dig deeper into the subject of military training noise at Marine Corps Base Quantico. This document is designed to allow government staff to make better informed land use decisions with regard to rezoning, special use permits, site plan reviews, etc. The report can also be used to provide land owners with a tool to help them make better choices regarding the highest and best use of their property.

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Quantico Federal Job Opportunities

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