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News Release, 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 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 June 3-7, 2019

Monday, June 3
Testing at EEA/Testing on Shock Tube Road
* Operating Times: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
* Noise on Station: Potential to create “MODERATE” noise in the southern (Building 101) and 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, Higley Road, Shock Tube Road, River Bank Road, Fuze Road
* Barricades Closed on Station: Lower Gambo Creek gate, Building 1470 gate, Tisdale Road barricades
* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 948/995/1122/455, Condition 1 in Building 1180, Condition 4 EMCON in Building 102
* Main Range Shelter Condition: None
* Other Notifications: None

Tuesday, June 4
Testing at EEA
* Operating Times: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
* Noise on Station: Potential to create “MODERATE” noise in the southern (B101) area of NSF Dahlgren
* Noise Down Range: Potential to create “MODERATE” 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 B948/995/1122/455, Condition 1 in Building 1180
* Main Range Shelter Condition: None
* Other Notifications: None

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Wednesday, June 5
Testing at EEA/ AA Fuze Range
* Operating Times: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
* Noise on Station: Potential to create “MODERATE” noise in the eastern (AA Fuze Range) areas 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: River Bank Road, Fuze Road
* Barricades Closed on Station: AA Fuze Range barricades
* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 948/995/1122/455
* Main Range Shelter Condition: None
* Other Notifications: None

Thursday, June 6
Testing at EEA
* Operating Times: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
* Noise on Station: Potential to create “MODERATE” noise in the southern (B101) area of NSF Dahlgren
* Noise Down Range: Potential to create “MODERATE” 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 B948/995/1122/455
* Main Range Shelter Condition: None

Friday, June 7
Testing at EEA
* Operating Times: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
* Noise on Station: Potential to create “MODERATE” noise in the southern (B101) area of NSF Dahlgren
* Noise Down Range: Potential to create “MODERATE” 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 B948/995/1122/455
* Main Range Shelter Condition: 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...