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Military explosives training is source of 'booms' heard in Anchorage

Concussive 'booms' that shook windows across East Anchorage, Airport Heights and Rogers Park Tuesday morning were caused by explosives training being conducted on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.

JBER spokesperson Jim Hart said that the loud booms are the result of a training exercise for the base explosives ordnance disposal unit. Hart said the unit was detonating the explosives -- 106-pound charges consisting of small ammo and grenades -- on the base's Explosive Ordnance Disposal pad.

Training was expected to be finished between 3 and 4 p.m. Hart said updates would be posted on the base's Facebook page.

Sean Doogan

Sean Doogan is a former reporter for Alaska Dispatch and Alaska Dispatch News.