Sounds of artillery may be heard near Naval Weapons Station

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — If you live near the Naval Weapons Station, you shouldn't be alarmed if you hear loud noises that sound like artillery fire or explosions.

Joint Base Charleston is conducting what's described as "routine anti-terrorism and force protection force-on-force exercises."

The exercises include the firing of blank ammunition between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. on the Cooper River near the weapons station. Testing and exercises are expected to happen each day through Thursday, May 4.

Those with Joint Base Charleston say in addition to live fire and other noises, those living in the area may also hear sirens.

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