NSWC Dahlgren Division

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 Advisory for NSWC Dahlgren range testing, April 17-18,2019

NSWC Dahlgren will conduct range testing Wednesday – Thursday, April 17-18, 2019 from 8a.m. – 5p.m. Testing has potential to produce very loud noise in communities surrounding NSF Dahlgren. Access to the Potomac River Middle Danger Zone (MDZ), as described in 33 CFR 334.230, will be restricted during testing.

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 April 29 – May 3, 2019

Monday, April 29

Testing at EEA/Testing at Missile Test Range

* 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, Higley Road, Shock Tube Road

* Barricades Closed on Station: Middle Gate, Building 1470 Gate, Tisdale Road barricades near Building 1180

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

* Main Range Shelter Condition: None

* Other Notifications: None


Tuesday, April 30

Testing at EEA/Testing at Missile Test Range

* 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, Higley Road, Shock Tube Road

* Barricades Closed on Station: Middle Gate, Building 1470 Gate, Tisdale Road barricades near Building 1180

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

* Main Range Shelter Condition: None

* Other Notifications: None


Wednesday, May 1

Testing at EEA/Testing at Missile Test Range

* 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, Higley Road, Shock Tube Road

* Barricades Closed on Station: Middle Gate, Building 1470 Gate, Tisdale Road barricades near Building 1180

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

* Main Range Shelter Condition: None

* Other Notifications: None

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Thursday, May 2

Testing at EEA/Testing at Missile Test Range

* 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, Higley Road, Shock Tube Road

* Barricades Closed on Station: Middle Gate, Building 1470 Gate, Tisdale Road barricades near Building 1180

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

* Main Range Shelter Condition: None

* Other Notifications: None


Friday, May 3

Testing at EEA/Testing at Missile Test Range

* 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, Higley Road, Shock Tube Road

* Barricades Closed on Station: Middle Gate, Building 1470 Gate, Tisdale Road barricades near Building 1180

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

* Main Range Shelter Condition: None

* Other Notifications: None

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