Live-Fire Tank Exercise Planned at Fort Indiantown Gap

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Fort Indiantown Gap is scheduled to host a live-fire tank exercise using 120 mm rounds between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Monday, September 29.

The exercise marks the first time in approximately 14 years that the National Guard has conducted a live-fire exercise at the installation using Abrams tanks.

Fort Indiantown Gap announces training that is expected to result in increased noise levels as a courtesy to nearby residents.

Fort Indiantown Gap is the only live-fire, maneuver military training facility in Pennsylvania. It serves as headquarters to the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and Pennsylvania National Guard, offers more than 17,000 acres and 140 training areas and facilities for year-round training. It balances one of the region’s most ecologically diverse areas with a military mission that annually supports 19,000 Pennsylvania National Guard personnel and more than 130,000 other states’ Guard, military, law enforcement, and civilian personnel each year.

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Individuals may also call the installation’s community information line at 717-861-2007 to hear a recorded message with dates and times of community activities and training events.

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