Camp Pendleton Conducting Artillery Training

Loud booms will be heard all week from 6 a.m. to midnight.

Twitter users report booms and window rattling all over North County. 

Units on Camp Pendleton are conducting artillery and mortar training 6 a.m. to midnight every day until Friday. The training—in the Whiskey and Zulu impact areas—began Monday, according to the base noise advisory website.

Depending on atmospheric conditions, the explosions may be heard up to 50 miles away, the base reports. 

Roberto January 29, 2013 at 07:40 PM
The Marines can do as they please but why not stop blasting at 10:00 P.M.? Is keeping people up blasting until midnight necessary?
SA January 29, 2013 at 08:46 PM
Fire away ... I personally love it reminds me of my time serving this country ...
just1voice January 29, 2013 at 09:41 PM
I agree with you Roberto. I'm all for safety and practicing drills to support this effort, but I also believe in common courtesy and maintaining a decent level of noise past a cetain time of the evening so that all those who support their families and care and respect others in their community have a decent amount of sleep to do so. Not to mention the hundreds/thousands of children needing this same sleep. It's not unfair to ask that the military take on these considerations when conducting such activities. Just because we have Amendment rights does not mean we should not be considerate to others.
just1voice January 29, 2013 at 09:43 PM
Thank you for your service SA. You are greatly appreciated :)
Roberto January 29, 2013 at 10:36 PM
Semper Fi!...until 10:00 P.M.
N1smo2go January 29, 2013 at 11:01 PM
Aaah,,, I love that sound. Reminds me of the LF training we did with the Cobra's and Huey's on the base when I was on active duty there. For those that don't know, Camp Pendleton is owned by the U.S. Marine Corps, it is the only base that is not leased for Marine use. It has been normal for the last 50+ years, that live fire training is conducted on the bases impact ranges so that the Marines can continue to train and put their necks on the line for those that do not serve. I get tired of hearing people complain about noise from a base, or an airport or from traffic. Real common sense dictates that the "person", research on their own what kind of environment they are moving into. Blame the local city officials, interested in your property and tax revenues, for allowing homes to be built around military installations all over the country,and then complain that they didn't know the military was going to bomb, fly, shoot and blow stuff up in their TRAINING areas. Americans are becoming more and more, a complete whiny population that needs a quick kick in the pants because civility and common sense is coming up real short these days.
Lance January 29, 2013 at 11:23 PM
Totally agree. People have to work the nest day. What happens if a school bus driver is up all night because of the bombing and has to drive kids around the next day?
N1smo2go January 29, 2013 at 11:29 PM
That is the individual's responsibility. Everyone wants a baby sitter to do the job they need to be doing themselves. Camp Pendleton has been there doing the same thing since it was first opened. The base is owned, NOT LEASED, by the Marine Corps and the live fire day and night training is necessary training for artillery Marines. If people didn't know that, hmmm Marines train, with explosives, fly helicopters, shoot and blow things up on their OWN base and it can be heard miles away, has no common sense and lacks ability to figure out things independently. Bang away my fellow Marines, may you continue to train so that you never had to use your training on your home soil. OOORAH
Christopher Jost January 30, 2013 at 12:17 AM
Because wars stop at 10pm everywhere... We train how we fight and we fight how we train.
Constant Comment January 30, 2013 at 03:25 AM
I agree N1smo2go, very well said. I don't know of ANY real estate company that supplies any of the above info. It is indeed up to the individual to do their own homework when making this or any other purchase. Unfortunately, you will always have those people who are too lazy to get all the facts. They are also the ones that whine the loudest when something goes wrong. I think they want to make it a realtors responsibility just so they can have someone to sue to supplement their poor retirement days.......}~)
all-c-ing-eye January 30, 2013 at 04:03 AM
Just be happy those big guns are pointed the other way, just ask our enemies thy dont complain about the noise, they do complain about the bright light that happens just before they are blown to bits-its the price of freedom folks.
goey ruiz January 30, 2013 at 04:25 AM
these American National Militaries have done enough world damages. they need to stop this already.
Kris January 30, 2013 at 06:40 AM
God bless the Marines! Thank you for protecting our country!
Christine January 30, 2013 at 07:04 AM
small price to pay for living in one of the world's oldest democracies. I'll take the occaisonal boom any day. BTW, I live in La Costa and the jets are much louder, but you don't hear me complaining about it.
JW January 30, 2013 at 05:07 PM
Really, you need someone to tell you that it might be noisy if you live by an airport?
LB January 30, 2013 at 06:14 PM
Amen! My husband is a Corpsman and we are stationed up north.. It's the sound of freedom. Don't like it, get out of 'Merica.
myowncompass January 30, 2013 at 10:26 PM
This began on the weekend and you are just posting this now? LOL! Yes, I live on the border of East Vista and Fallbrook and my whole house has been shaking and my windows are rattling. I'd have to say that this is one of the biggest and loudest live fire exercises ever. Mostly they are smaller and it appears to happen every other week, or even every week. I'd love to tell you that you get used to it, but you don't. I have Myoclonic jerks & twitches which respond to loud noises and it's very difficult for me sometimes. After a bit I look like one big never ending seizure. We NEED our Marines to be well trained, the more so they are, perhaps the fewer will die over there in the sandbox. One can only hope. Having been in both the Army and the Air Force I understand that training exercises and base alert exercises can go on overnight and all week. Trust me people, you do not want an untrained and unready military force. My suggestion to those who cannot sleep through the bombing and live fire, is to move. Yep, that's all you can do. I can sleep through it. When your barracks has been a mile away from the flightline and there are B-52s taking off, you get to learn to sleep through everything. It was my husband that woke up with the kids all those years, not me.
Constant Comment January 31, 2013 at 01:43 AM
Some people are just too lazy to do any research on their own, to use their brain & logic, and expect things to be handed to them on a silver platter! Then when it is not, they point their fingers at everyone else for their own failings. They're the ones that don't have a true grasp of how things really are because they live blindly in the cynical bubble that they've created for themselves. Sad really....}~)
Kathy Noyes January 31, 2013 at 02:36 PM
I don't mind at all. As a dear friend and "senior" once told me, "That's the sound of freedom!"
Domenica Petrusa January 31, 2013 at 07:03 PM
That is definitely the sound of freedom...and if people do not like it, then they should not live in the vicnity of a military base. It's simple.
Carol February 01, 2013 at 02:10 AM
What is your definition of 'the vicinity"? My friend in Aliso Viejo heard the booming a few nights ago. Is everyone within a fifty mile radius supposed to move so they can sleep at night? I cannot imagine a rational excuse for carrying on these exercises past 10 PM or before 7AM. Do them for an extra day if you need more time, and let people who actually need to sleep at night do so. The sound of freedom.... please! What kind of freedom is it to be forced to listen to war games at unreasonable hours?
myowncompass February 01, 2013 at 09:10 PM
Was the base there before you? I rest my case.
Roberto February 01, 2013 at 09:24 PM
10:00 P.M. vs. midnite? How is this a an issue about patriotism? It's an issue about common sense and courtesy.
myowncompass February 01, 2013 at 09:39 PM
I don't know of any wars that run on schedule; do you? The training needs to simulate the conditions of war, one of these things will be a fatigue factor. Tired Marines being forced to continue giving it their best, because if they don't in a war situation, lives will be lost. And really, how important is your sleep when weighed against the lives of our Marines? You know why you don't get it? Because you are a civilian. You never had the balls to serve. We did and We get it.
Roberto February 01, 2013 at 10:06 PM
myowncompass 1:39 pm on Friday, February 1, 2013 I don't know of any wars that run on schedule; do you? REPLY: Remids me of the ole tactic of "It's for the Children" to raise taxes. War might not run on a schedule but we know for a fact training does. Yes, us dumb civilians need to mind our own business and keep our mouths closed because someone on the givernment payroll said so. Your obviously not impacted so feel free to open your piehole and release hot air.
Martha L. Bridges February 01, 2013 at 11:20 PM
Those disclosures I mentioned along with many more are required by law with any California real estate transaction, and they have been required for years. As the old saying goes, you can lead a horse to water but can make it drink. If people insist on making one of the most important purchase they will ever invest in without reading the disclosures in their purchase contract and doing their own research, shame on them. Personally, I'm mightty grateful to have our marines there at Pendleton training to protect us if necessary. If they have to make some noise to do that, so be it.
myowncompass February 01, 2013 at 11:45 PM
it's quite obvious that you do not understand the reason for training at all. a civilian never would. i'm NOT impacted? please, i can sit on my porch and SEE Pendleton. normal bombing exercises shake my house and rattle my windows. being Myoclonic means i spend most of the training exercise in seizures and you don't see me crying about it. you are just a baby about the whole thing. and do try to remember that those who serve in the military pays taxes as well, you foolish thing. *insert eye roll*
myowncompass February 01, 2013 at 11:48 PM
and i'm hardly a punk, i may be twice your age. punk. see, you can delete comments here, but they still come in my email.
Roberto February 02, 2013 at 12:04 AM
Sure you are, what does a 2 hour difference in time have to do with patiotism? Just because you don't have a job doesn't mean we are not patriots punk.
DB February 02, 2013 at 12:11 AM
Train like you fight, fight like you train.....war does not end at 10:00.....That Marine Base was there long before any of you were old enough to buy a home....If you were not smart enough to know that you can hear Military training exercises for up to 50 miles away when you purchased your home and CHOOSE to live with that range....sucks to be you.......sell your house and move where there are no Marines


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