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Ft. Huachuca soldiers to conduct live-fire training on newest range

Ft. Huachuca soldiers (Source: U.S. Army/Ft. Huachuca Public Affairs Office) Ft. Huachuca soldiers (Source: U.S. Army/Ft. Huachuca Public Affairs Office)
FORT HUACHUCA, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Residents both on and off Fort Huachuca may hear a few more booms and see some more lights in the coming days as soldiers conduct live-fire exercises on the base's newest fire range. 

According to a news release from Fort Huachuca's Public Affairs Office, the 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion will be the first unit to conduct live-fire training for both day and night exercises from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m., Sept. 14-16 and Sept. 18-20. 

The new range creates an environment where units can simulate an attack and defend their perimeter.  

During the night fire events (7 p.m. to 1 a.m.), soldiers will use pyrotechnics to include tracer rounds, star clusters, parachute illumination rounds and smoke grenades.  Additionally, soldiers will fire a variety of weapons.  This type of training prepares the soldiers for potential real-world operations.

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