Explosives to be used at military training center in Newton Falls
Residents and businesses near Camp James A. Garfield in Newton Falls, Ohio may be experiencing some noise disruptions soon.
The James A. Garfield Joint Military Training Center will be using explosives during training by the Ohio Army National Guard's 147th Regiment starting Wednesday, September 15, until Thursday, September 16.
High explosives will be used by the soldiers in training during exercises for soldiers taking the combat engineer course. This is an important part of the soldier's training and will simulate real life battlefield situations.
The James A. Garfield Training Center warns that explosions may be heard farther away that what normally occurs during daily operations. There will be sporadic explosions and gunfire throughout the facility during annual training season, which runs through September.
Camp James A. Garfield is a n Ohio Army National Guard training site in Portage and Trumbull counties that consists of about 21,000 acres, with many small arms weapons ranges and permanent facilities to support individual and collective training.
The training center is undergoing major infrastructure improvements to become a world-class training center for Army and other Department of Defense units in the Midwestern United States. Among the recent improvements are a fire and movement range and a new automated record fire range. Camp James A. Garfield also features TADSS, or Training Aids, Devices, Simulators and Simulations, which is state-of-the-art digital training equipment that allows for realistic combat training without the logistical challenges of live-fire ranges.