Hearing loud booms? Navy dropping bombs as training continues in Ocala

Live bomb training takes place at Pinecastle Range Complex Tuesday-Thursday

U.S. Navy bombing range in Ocala (National Forest Service)

OCALA, Fla. – The U.S. Navy is dropping bombs during training in Central Florida this week.

Loud bombing sounds will ring through areas nearby the Pinecastle Range Complex in the Ocala National Forest from Monday to Thursday, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

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Forest officials said the gates surrounding the area will be closed to enforce the Range Boundary Safety Zone.

According to a social media post issued by the USDA, wildlife may be displaced and drivers are urged to use extra caution when traveling in the area.

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