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Get Ready for Some Early Morning Noise

by ARLnow.com June 14, 2011 at 5:09 pm 1,988 6 Comments

It may be a long night if you’re a light sleeper. Two separate training exercises are threatening to make some noise in the Arlington area during the wee hours of the morning.

First, a “series of training flights” is planned between 3:00 and 5:00 a.m.

In a series of training flights held in coordination with the FAA, an exercise will take place between 3 and 5 a.m. Wednesday morning in the National Capital Region. Depending on flight patterns some Arlington residents may be affected.

Then, the Presidential Salute Battery will once again be conducting cannon firing drills in Arlington National Cemetery, starting at 6:30 a.m.

The Presidential Salute Battery will be conducting firing drills in Arlington National Cemetery June 15 from 6:30 to 8:00 a.m. The training is being conducted before the cemetery opens to not interfere with ongoing memorial services. This training ensures the unit maintains the highest level of ceremonial proficiency necessary to render proper honors to our nation’s fallen servicemembers and veterans.

  • CW

    I have read this text over and over to try and make sure I’m not crazy (I may still be) and I cannot for the life of me figure out who is conducting the training flights and to whom the first section of italicized text is attributed. Am I missing something?

    • MayorOfWestover

      The text is from the Arlington Alert email message sent out earlier today.

      They are far from specific about who is going to be flying around.

  • Hikin’ the Pike

    I am usually a very light sleeper and heard nothing on the Pike. What’d I miss?

  • SD

    Didn’t hear that but had loud helicopters around 8:30.

    • MC 703

      At 7:30 the daily Army UH-60 flew over my head on 395 near Glebe Rd. I don’t think he was headed for the Pentagon tho – he broke hard right towards Pentagon City.

    • SD

      I meant last night. Is there a nightly flyover?

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