This page provides daily information about the operations and scheduling of activities at the Potomac River Test Range and the Explosive Experimental Area (Pumpkin Neck). These facilities are used by our military to conduct munitions testing and should be avoided while testing is in progress. Click on any of the areas of interest to the right for additional information.

Range / Weapons Testing Hotline: 877-845-5656 (toll free) for daily updates on range operation and test schedules.

Noise Questions & Comments:866-359-5540 (toll free) to comment or ask a question about noise or vibrations you think are being caused by operations at Dahlgren.

For more information on NSWC Dahlgren’s range schedule, contact the NSWCDD Public Affairs Office, (540) 653-8152.

Range Schedule for the week of May 21-25, 2018

Monday, May 21

Testing at AA Fuze Range/Operations in B1180/Boat Operations on the PRTR

* Operating Times: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

* Noise on Station: Potential to create “LOUD” noise in the eastern (AA Fuze Range) areas of NSF Dahlgren

* Noise Down Range: Potential to create “LOUD” noise down range and in communities surrounding NSF Dahlgren

* River Restrictions: Restricted down range between the yellow “J” and “K” buoys on the Virginia and Maryland sides of the Potomac River

* Roads Closed on Station: River Bank Road, Fuze Road, Tisdale Road

* Barricades Closed on Station: Main Range and AA Fuze Range barricades, Tisdale Road barricades near B1180

* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in B995, B948, B1122, B455 and Condition 4 at Main Range

* Main Range Shelter Condition: None

* Other Notifications: None

Tuesday, May 22

Operations in B1180/Testing at Terminal Range/Testing at Main Range/Boat Operations on the PRTR

* Operating Times: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

* Noise on Station: Potential to create “LOUD” noise in the eastern (Main Range) areas of NSF Dahlgren

* Noise Down Range: Potential to create “LOUD” noise down range and in communities surrounding NSF Dahlgren

* River Restrictions: Restricted down range between the yellow “J” and “K” buoys on the Virginia and Maryland sides of the Potomac River

* Roads Closed on Station: Tisdale Road, Caskey Road, Higley Road, Shock Tube Road, River Bank Road, Fuze Road

* Barricades Closed on Station: Upper Gambo Creek Gate, Lower Gambo Creek Gate, B1470 Gate, Main Range barricades

* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in B995, B948, B1122, B455 and Condition 4 at Main Range

* Main Range Shelter Condition: Main Range Local Shelter – South

* Other Notifications: None

Wednesday, May 23

Testing at Shock Tube Road/Testing at Main Range/Boat Operations on the PRTR

* Operating Times: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

* Noise on Station: Potential to create “LOUD” noise in the eastern (Main Range) areas of NSF Dahlgren

* Noise Down Range: Potential to create “LOUD” noise down range and in communities surrounding NSF Dahlgren

* River Restrictions: Restricted down range between the yellow “J” and “K” buoys on the Virginia and Maryland sides of the Potomac River

* Roads Closed on Station: Tisdale Road, Caskey Road, Higley Road, Shock Tube Road, River Bank Road, Fuze Road

* Barricades Closed on Station: Upper Gambo Creek Gate, Lower Gambo Creek Gate, B1470 Gate, Main Range barricades

* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in B995, B948, B1122, B455 and Condition 4 at Main Range

* Main Range Shelter Condition: Main Range Local Shelter – South

* Other Notifications: None

Thursday, May 24

Testing at Shock Tube Road/Testing at Main Range/Boat Operations on the PRTR

* Operating Times: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

* Noise on Station: Potential to create “LOUD” noise in the eastern (Main Range) areas of NSF Dahlgren

* Noise Down Range: Potential to create “LOUD” noise down range and in communities surrounding NSF Dahlgren

* River Restrictions: Restricted down range between the yellow “J” and “K” buoys on the Virginia and Maryland sides of the Potomac River

* Roads Closed on Station: Tisdale Road, Caskey Road, Higley Road, Shock Tube Road, River Bank Road, Fuze Road

*Barricades Closed on Station:Upper Gambo Creek Gate, Lower Gambo Creek Gate, B1470 Gate, Main Range barricades

* EMCON Conditions: None

* Main Range Shelter Condition: Main Range Local Shelter – South

* Other Notifications: None

Friday, May 25

No Testing Scheduled