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Camp Lejeune: Loud booms the result of training

Published On: Jan 16 2014 06:36:29 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 16 2014 05:44:31 PM CST
JACKSONVILLE, ONSLOW COUNTY -

Camp Lejeune officials said loud booms that were heard in parts of Eastern Carolina Wednesday night came from training on the base.

Residents in Craven County reported hearing the booms several times each hour Wednesday night.

Camp Lejeune officials said the sounds were made by mortars and artillery as Marines trained for an upcoming deployment.

According to base officials, the booming sounds traveled farther than usual because of Wednesday night’s atmosphere and clouds.