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

  • Author: Sean Doogan
  • Updated: September 28, 2016
  • Published September 29, 2015

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.