TigerSwan says nighttime firing this week part of military training exercise

Fort Bragg soldiers will be shooting weapons at night through…

Fort Bragg soldiers will be shooting weapons at night through Thursday at TigerSwan Training Collaboration Center off Doe Hill Road.

More than 30 soldiers from the 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 82nd Airborne Division will participate in a five-day tactical pistol and carbine course. The course emphasizes safety, awareness and surgical marksmanship.

The firing starts about 5:30 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m.

“We look forward to the training event but also want to let our surrounding communities know about the night firing … which is a commitment we made to the residents when we opened the range last year,” said Billy J. Buckner, TigerSwan’s public relations manager.

“Although the noise level should be minimal, we don’t want families or their guests to be surprised by the firing,” Buckner said. “We don’t anticipate any other night fire training to be conducted on the facility for the remainder of the year.”

Source: The Associated Press via Fayobserver.com.

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