/ Modified feb 2, 2018 4:20 p.m.

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base to Conduct Base-Wide Exercise

Sounds of explosions and gunfire will likely audible near the base.

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base will be conducting training exercises using a blast simulator, meaning sounds that imitate battle-like situations may be audible near the base for the next two weeks.

Staff Sgt. Eric Flores says the team uses propane and oxygen to produce the sounds of explosions and weapon fire.

"Training in stressful environment gives exercise participants the most beneficial experience and strengthens their capability to complete the mission," Flores said.

He said explosive sounds will likely be easy to pick up in the area of south Golf Links Road, between Alvernon and Craycroft roads. He said there will also be an increased number of flights in the area.

Follow Brandon Mejia on Twitter or contact him via email at BMejia@azpm.org.

By posting comments, you agree to our
AZPM encourages comments, but comments that contain profanity, unrelated information, threats, libel, defamatory statements, obscenities, pornography or that violate the law are not allowed. Comments that promote commercial products or services are not allowed. Comments in violation of this policy will be removed. Continued posting of comments that violate this policy will result in the commenter being banned from the site.

By submitting your comments, you hereby give AZPM the right to post your comments and potentially use them in any other form of media operated by this institution.
AZPM is a service of the University of Arizona and our broadcast stations are licensed to the Arizona Board of Regents who hold the trademarks for Arizona Public Media and AZPM. We respectfully acknowledge the University of Arizona is on the land and territories of Indigenous peoples.
The University of Arizona