Marine Corps Base Quantico upcoming testing
*August 28, 6:00 a.m. – Midnight
*August 29, 8:00 a.m. – Midnight
*August 30, 8:00 a.m. – Midnight
*August 31, 8:00 a.m. – Midnight
September 1, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
September 9, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Ground Fire is any activity above 10 explosive pounds.
For rare updates to the range training schedule that would impact the surrounding areas during the week, please follow us on facebook.com/marinecorpsbasequantico
Marine Corps Base Quantico operates 43 live-fire ranges that support training from small arms to explosive demolitions to artillery fire to the delivery of live-aerial munitions. As a regional facility, MCBQ is a critical asset for weapons proficiency training for Marines, the Department of Defense, federal agencies, and law enforcement organizations.
The impact of noise, vibrations, and/or illuminations experienced across the area can vary greatly depending on the residential location, atmospheric conditions, time of day and reductions to naturally occurring sound barriers.
Because training on Quantico is continuous, residents can expect to always hear some noise or feel vibrations. Although we strive to provide accurate daily live-fire operations, please know schedules/live-fire activities can change due to operational conditions.
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For additional information about MCBQ, please visit our official website at https://www.quantico.marines.mil