Military: Getting to Know Your Neighbors
What's That Noise?
Sounds from training and artillery practice at Fort Bragg, a critical component in the nation's defense, sometimes disturb people living in surrounding communities. Some noises can resemble thunder.
To minimize the impact and reduce noise levels, several policies are in place.
There is no massed artillery fire between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. daily.
Artillery and tank cannon firing and bombing from jet aircraft are not permitted between 10 p.m. aturday and noon Sunday.
During times of heavy overcast skies, Army Range Control will impose additional restrictions on firing activity to reduce noise levels.
Who Goes There?
Access to Fort Bragg is restricted, and entry often requires military decals or identification.
The following unmanned gates onto the reservation are the only ones open 24 hours a day, seven days a week:
Plank Road at King, on the extreme west side of the post.
Wayside Road entrance to Plank, on the south border of the post.
Morrison Bridge Road, on the north side of the post.
Motorists will subsequently need to go through a checkpoint to enter other parts of Fort Bragg. Visitors should use marked gates and be prepared for guards to search their vehicles.
The Long Street Gate is probably the most convenient for most Moore County residents.
For a full list of gates and entry requirements, visit this Web site:
Additional information is available by phone from the Access Control Section at (910) 396-1272.
Fort Bragg Information: (910) 396-0011.ȫ
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