Calhoun County EMA
July 14, 2016 at 06:00pm
Noise Advisory for Fort McClellan
FORT McCLELLAN, Alabama - Residents in the vicinity of Fort McClellan and Pelham Range may experience periodic increases of noise due to mortar live fire during the periods of July 08-09, 2016 and July 15, 2016. "Quiet time" when all firing is suspended will be observed between the hours of 10:00 pm through 7:00 am on Friday and Saturday in accordance with the Fort McClellan Range Regulations.
Atmospheric conditions may increase the noise level. Atmospheric conditions such as wind speed and direction, cloud cover, temperature and relative humidity all contribute to how far and with what intensity that sounds travels. Depending on atmospheric conditions the sound of mortar firing may be amplified and heard up to 5 miles away. The current long-range forecast indicates favorable conditions for keeping noise to a minimum, but those conditions are always subject to change.
The Alabama Army National Guard and the Fort McClellan Army National Guard Training Center appreciate the community's understanding and continued support of local Soldiers and their families. While sometimes loud, the sounds of artillery represent how the Army ensures our nation's Soldiers are ready to accomplish their mission.
To report concerns related to mortar noise, please call Range Control at the Fort McClellan Army National Guard Training Center at 256-847-3037. A member of the Range Control staff will contact you regarding your concern during regular business hours, Tuesday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.
COL Christopher J. Morgan
Training Center Director