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 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.

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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 Oct. 8-12, 2018

Oct. 8

Operations in Building 1186

* Operating Times: Continuous

* Noise on Station: None

* Noise Down Range: None

* River Restrictions: None

* Roads Closed on Station: Tisdale Road

* Barricades Closed on Station: Tisdale Road barricades in the vicinity of Building 1186

* EMCON Conditions: None

* Main Range Shelter Condition: None

* Other Notifications: None

Oct. 9

Operations in Building 1180/Testing at EEA

* Operating Times:8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

* Noise on Station: Potential to create “SOME” noise in the southern (Building 101) area of NSF Dahlgren

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

* River Restrictions: None

* Roads Closed on Station: Tisdale Road

* Barricades Closed on Station: Tisdale Road barricades in the vicinity of Building 1180

* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 948/995/1122/455, Condition 1 in Building 1180

* Main Range Shelter Condition: None

* Other Notifications: None

Oct. 10

Operations in Building 1180/Testing at Main Range/Testing at EEA/Boat Operations on the PRTR

* Operating Times: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

* Noise on Station: Potential to create “SOME” noise in the eastern (Main Range) and southern (Building 101) areas of NSF Dahlgren

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

* River Restrictions: Restricted approximately 10,000 yards down range from NSF Dahlgren to yellow N and O buoys

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

* Barricades Closed on Station: Tisdale Road barricades in the vicinity of Building 1180, Main Range and AA Fuze Range barricades

* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 948/995/1122/455, Condition 1 in Building 1180, Condition 4 at Main Range

* Main Range Shelter Condition: None

* Other Notifications: None

Oct. 11

Testing at Shock Tube Road Range/Operations in Building 1180/Boat Operations on the PRTR

* Operating Times: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

* Noise on Station: Potential to create “MODERATE” noise in the northern (C-Gate) area of NSF Dahlgren

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

* River Restrictions: Restricted approximately 15,000 yards down range from NSF Dahlgren to yellow L and M buoys

* Roads Closed on Station: Tisdale Road, Caskey Road, Higley Road, Shock Tube Road, Frontage Road

* Barricades Closed on Station: Lower Gambo Creek gate, Building 1470 gate, Upper Gambo Creek gate

* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 948/995/1122/455, Condition 1 at Building 1180

* Main Range Shelter Condition: None

* Other Notifications: None

Oct. 12

Testing at Shock Tube Road Range/Operations in Building 1180/Boat Operations on the PRTR

* Operating Times: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

* Noise on Station: Potential to create “MODERATE” noise in the northern (C-Gate) area of NSF Dahlgren

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

* River Restrictions: Restricted approximately 15,000 yards down range from NSF Dahlgren to yellow L and M buoys

* Roads Closed on Station: Tisdale Road, Caskey Road, Higley Road, Shock Tube Road, Frontage Road

* Barricades Closed on Station: Lower Gambo Creek gate, Building 1470 gate, Upper Gambo Creek gate

* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 948/995/1122/455, Condition 1 at Building 1180

* Main Range Shelter Condition: None

* Other Notifications: None

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...