Inert bombing will take place in Ocala National Forest


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You may hear loud booms this weekend…don’t be alarmed.

Navy training schedules indicate that inert bombing will take place at the Pinecastle Range Complex located in the Ocala National Forest the following days and times:

Saturday, Jan. 18 – 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 19 – 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.


During bombing periods wildlife may be temporarily displaced. Use extra caution when driving through the Ocala National Forest and surrounding areas. Secure any items around your residence that could attract wildlife. Always be mindful of larger animals including black bears and practice bearwise measures.

The telephone number for noise complaints is 1-800-874-5059, Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility, Jacksonville, Fla. For additional information, call (904) 542-5588.