his 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 July 1-8, 2019

Monday, July 1
Operations in Building 1180/Testing at AA Fuze Range/Testing at Building 213/Aircraft and Boat Operations on the Potomac River

  • Operating Times: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
  • Noise on Station: No noise expected
  • Noise Down Range: No noise expected
  • River Restrictions: Upper Machodoc Creek area will be restricted
  • Roads Closed on Station: River Bank Road, Fuze Road, Tisdale Road
  • Barricades Closed on Station: AA Fuze Range barricades, Building 213 barricades, Tisdale Road barricades in the vicinity of Building 1180
  • EMCON Conditions: Frequency-specific EMCON for UAV operations, Condition 1 in Building 1180, Condition 4 in Building 102 and 200
  • Main Range Shelter Condition: None
  • Other Notifications: Unmanned Aircraft launch and recovery operations scheduled on the NSF Dahlgren airfield

Tuesday, July 2
Operations in Building 1180/Testing at AA Fuze Range/Testing at Building 213/Aircraft and Boat Operations on the Potomac River

  • Operating Times: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
  • Noise on Station: No noise expected
  • Noise Down Range: No noise expected
  • River Restrictions: Upper Machodoc Creek area will be restricted
  • Roads Closed on Station: River Bank Road, Fuze Road, Tisdale Road
  • Barricades Closed on Station: AA Fuze Range barricades, Building 213 barricades, Tisdale Road barricades in the vicinity of Building 1180
  • EMCON Conditions: Frequency-specific EMCON for UAV operations, Condition 1 in Building 1180, Condition 4 in Building 102 and 200
  • Main Range Shelter Condition: None
  • Other Notifications: Unmanned Aircraft launch and recovery operations scheduled on the NSF Dahlgren airfield

Wednesday, July 3
Operations in Building 1180/Testing at AA Fuze Range/Testing at Building 213/Aircraft and Boat Operations on the Potomac River

  • Operating Times: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
  • Noise on Station: No noise expected
  • Noise Down Range: No noise expected
  • River Restrictions: Upper Machodoc Creek area will be restricted
  • Roads Closed on Station: River Bank Road, Fuze Road, Tisdale Road
  • Barricades Closed on Station: AA Fuze Range barricades, Building 213 barricades, Tisdale Road barricades in the vicinity of Building 1180
  • EMCON Conditions: Frequency-specific EMCON for UAV operations, Condition 1 in Building 1180, Condition 4 in Building 102 and 200
  • Main Range Shelter Condition: None
  • Other Notifications: Unmanned Aircraft launch and recovery operations scheduled on the NSF Dahlgren airfield
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Thursday, July 4
Operations in Building 1180

  • 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 1180
  • EMCON Conditions: Condition 1 in Building 1180
  • Main Range Shelter Condition: None
  • Other Notifications: None

Friday, July 5
Operations in Building 1180

  • 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 1180
  • EMCON Conditions: Condition 1 in Building 1180
  • Main Range Shelter Condition: None
  • Other Notifications: None

Saturday, July 6
Operations in Building 1180

  • 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 1180
  • EMCON Conditions: Condition 1 in Building 1180
  • Main Range Shelter Condition: NoneOther Notifications: None

Sunday, July 8
Operations in Building 1180

  • 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 1180
  • EMCON Conditions: Condition 1 in Building 1180
  • Main Range Shelter Condition: None
  • Other Notifications: None

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