Marine Corps Base Quantico training advisory
*Please note overnight training operations
August 26, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Live Fire Demo 50LBS
August 30, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Live Fire 155MM Howitzer, 81MM Mortars, 60MM Mortars, Small Arms
August 31, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Live Fire 155MM Howitzer, 81MM Mortars, Small Arms
September 8, 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Live Fire Mortars, Missiles, Rockets, small Arms
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Marine Corps Base Quantico operates 43 live-fire ranges that support training from small arms to explosive demolitions to artillery fire to the delivery of live-aerial munitions. As a regional facility, MCBQ is a critical asset for weapons proficiency training for Marines, the Department of Defense, federal agencies, and law enforcement organizations.
The impact of noise, vibrations, and/or illuminations experienced across the area can vary greatly depending on the residential location, atmospheric conditions, time of day and reductions to naturally occurring sound barriers.
Because training on Quantico is continuous, residents can expect to always hear some noise or feel vibrations. Although we strive to provide accurate daily live-fire operations, please know schedules/live-fire activities can change due to operational conditions.
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For additional information about MCBQ, please visit our official website at https://www.quantico.marines.mil