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Fort Riley warns of loud training exercises in coming weeks

June 9, 2018

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Fort Riley is warning residents near the fort in Manhattan to be ready for a lot of noise on certain days up to June 19.

The fort said in news release it will be conducting a training exercise involving small arm fire, artillery and demolitions.

The exercise is known as Gauntlet and is part of the 1st Infantry Division commander’s Combat Training Center certification program.

Fort Riley says to expect significant noise June 11 through June 13, and on June 17.

More than 18,000 soldiers from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade and numerous National Guard and Army Reserve units will be part of the exercise. The fort says the Gauntlet is designed to test command and control at all levels in field conditions.

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