Noise levels may increase in the vicinity of Camp Pendleton

CAMP PENDLETON – Camp Pendleton artillery units will be conducting a live fire exercise with High Mobility Artillery Rockets (HIMARS) in the Whiskey and Zulu impact areas from Sunday, Aug. 3, to Monday, Aug. 4, from 6 a.m. to midnight, and on Tuesday, Aug. 5, from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Marines will also conduct an exercise that involves the detonation of Mine Clearing Line Charges (MCLIC) on Sunday, Aug. 2.

Mine Clearing Line Charges are 1,750 pounds of linked C-4 (Composition C) explosives used to create a breach in minefields under combat conditions.

In addition, Camp Pendleton units will conduct mortar fire training exercises Tuesday, Aug. 5, to Friday, Aug. 8.

Depending on atmospheric conditions, the sound of the explosions may be amplified and heard up to 50 miles away.

Detailed information regarding increased noise levels may be found in the weekly noise advisories posted on the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton website at:

15 Responses to "Noise levels may increase in the vicinity of Camp Pendleton"

  1. Freedom   August 1, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Ahhhhhh! The sound of freedom!

  2. really   August 2, 2014 at 1:24 am

    Sunday is august 3rd.

  3. Proud Marine Mom   August 2, 2014 at 10:52 am

    Love our Marines!!! OOH RAH!!!

  4. wizard of fallbrook   August 3, 2014 at 7:00 am

    well at least we got a little rain…..keep them from catching the base on fire…

  5. Me   August 3, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    Sound of Freedom…how original.

  6. Not Proud US Taxpayer   August 4, 2014 at 8:02 am

    The sound of overage children and their expensive toys. I get to tell my 6 year old no more toys this month. We need to give the same message to the Pentagon.

  7. D   August 4, 2014 at 11:12 am

    New management, same amount of noise. I genuinely don’t understand why they can’t load 1/2 the explosives in to the rounds. You’d think it would save $ as well.

  8. Nick   August 4, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    Wow…. cant believe the whiners. Let’s move nearby an active military base and then complain about the noise. Absoluetly amazing. That’s ok though, the Marines will continue to protect your right to voice your whiny opinion.

  9. Me   August 4, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    Nick….I didn’t move nearby an active military base…I moved 20 miles from an active military base….and even then my house nearly shakes off it’s foundation at times.

    And the marines do squat for me.

  10. wizard of fallbrook   August 5, 2014 at 3:49 am

    as much trouble the base is having w killings, rapes, stabbings, stealing…..

    kinda seems their not even protecting their own freedom….

  11. Me   August 5, 2014 at 5:09 am

    Is there a venue where we can worn prospective buyers who are ignorant to all the noise.

  12. DR DR   August 5, 2014 at 6:38 am

    That wasn’t so bad last night!! I suppose if you live in the Midwest you complainers complain of the thunder – same sound!!

  13. Pink   August 5, 2014 at 8:56 am

    @Me: Actually your Realtor should have told you about the noise when you bought your home. A 50 mile radius is the average for hearing the "sound of freedom" depending, of course, on location and the direction in which the wind is blowing. I live quite a bit closer to the base then you do and it is barely noticeable.

    @Wizard: The average number of crimes being committed by civilians is quite a bit higher than at the base.

    @DRDR & Nick: I agree.

  14. Me (the real one)   August 5, 2014 at 10:14 am

    @DR DR.

    No, you see there is a difference between naturally occurring events like "thunder" and man-made explosives being detonated on purpose.

    And for the record…it’s not the "noise" that is the problem….it’s the actual shaking of the house…including the windows….and sometimes even the concussion….that is annoying…and probably damaging to the structure including cracking the stucco.

    @Pink…Those of you who do not live on elevated canyons probably don’t feel it much….that doesn’t mean that people other than you don’t feel it.

    (Me #11…was not Me.)

  15. Pink   August 5, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    LOL sorry Me, assumed it was you, and yes, location is everything…. (-: But your Realtor should have informed you, because, unless things have changes, a 50 mile radius is about par for the course. I grew up about 60 miles from Camp Pendleton, well to the east of Temecula, and on some days it felt like they were shooting off bombs in our back yard!! Such is life. Never seemed to bother us, but I also wonder about structural damage.


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