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 Oct. 29 – Nov. 2, 2018

Oct. 29

Testing at EEA/Testing at Terminal 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 (Terminal Range) areas of NSF Dahlgren

* Noise Down Range: Potential to create “LOUD” 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, Higley Road

* Barricades Closed on Station: Lower Gambo Creek Gate, Middle Gate

* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 948/995/1122/455

* Main Range Shelter Condition: None

* Other Notifications: None

Oct. 30

Testing at EEA/Testing at Shock Tube Road/Boat Operations on the PRTR

* Operating Times: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

* Noise on Station: Potential to create “LOUD” noise in the southern (B101) and northern (C-Gate) areas of NSF Dahlgren

* Noise Down Range: Potential to create “LOUD” 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, Higley Road, Caskey Road, Frontage Road, Shock Tube Road

* Barricades Closed on Station: Lower Gambo Creek Gate, Upper Gambo Creek Gate, Building 1470 Gate, Frontage Road Gate

* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 948/995/1122/455

* Main Range Shelter Condition: None

* Other Notifications: None

Oct. 31

Testing at EEA/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) and northern (C-Gate) areas of NSF Dahlgren

* Noise Down Range: Potential to create “LOUD” 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, Higley Road, Caskey Road, Frontage Road, Shock Tube Road, River Bank Road, Fuze Road

* Barricades Closed on Station: Lower Gambo Creek Gate, Upper Gambo Creek Gate, Building 1470 Gate, Frontage Road Gate, Main Range Barricades

* EMCON Conditions: None

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

* Other Notifications: None

Nov. 1

Testing at EEA/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 approximately 10,000 yards down range from NSF Dahlgren to yellow N and O buoys

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

* Barricades Closed on Station: Main Range Barricades

* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 948/995/1122/455

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

* Other Notifications: None

Nov. 2

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 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: None

* Barricades Closed on Station: None

* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 948/995/1122/455

* Main Range Shelter Condition: None

* Other Notifications: None