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Explosives training could make MCAS Cherry Point a noisy place on Saturday

(FILE: U.S. Marine Corps photos by Lance Cpl. Matthew Williams)
Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point will be noisier than usual on Saturday.

Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point will be noisier than usual on Saturday.

Officials said Marine Wing Support Squadron 271 Explosive Ordnance Disposal will use Marine Corps Outlying Field Atlantic for an explosive training exercise, and people near the area can expect to hear a series of loud noises throughout the early morning and afternoon.

They say those detonations may range from a few to several shots per volley.

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