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Friday, June 14, 2024

Bomb tests continuing at Ocala National Forest next week

The United States Navy will continue testing bombs next week at the Pinecastle Range Complex within the Ocala National Forest.

The Navy will conduct inert bombing exercises from Tuesday through Thursday, May 21 to 23. Tests will run on Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to noon, on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., and on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

During the exercises, residents may hear noises emanating from the forest and may see wildlife that is temporarily displaced.

Any motorists driving near or through the Ocala National Forest are advised to proceed with extreme caution.

All those who live nearby are advised to secure items that could attract wildlife.

For noise complaints, email nasjax.noisecomplaints@us.navy.mil.