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Residents near Ga. base warned of weapons training

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FORT BENNING, Ga. (AP) - Residents who live near Fort Benning are being warned about upcoming training with heavy weapons and the loud noises that accompany the firing.

The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports that with two major holidays approaching, residents in the Midland, Upatoi and the northeast part of Muscogee County are being told about the training, which can scare pets.

Soldiers are scheduled to be training until Nov. 27, before taking a break for Thanksgiving. Firing resumes on Dec. 2 and continues until Dec. 19, before training is suspended for the Christmas holidays.

Retired Army Lt. Col. Terry Gumbert of Midland says he's notified about 2,000 residents in the region through his neighborhood email alert system. The training is expected to include M1 Abrams tanks, guns and demolitions with C-4 plastic explosives.

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