Those nighttime booms are a friendly hello from Fort Carson’s 3rd Brigade

If you’re hearing booms that aren’t thunder in the middle of the night, that’s probably the sound of freedom.Fort Carson’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team and the 4th Infantry Division’s artillery brigade will be practicing with tanks and cannons on training areas on the southern side of the post through mid- August.“Field training includes day and night live-fire exercises incorporating artillery, aerial gunnery and other heavy weapons,” Fort Carson said in an email. Community partnership is key, says Fort Carson’s newest garrison commanderIt is a continuation of months of training for 3rd Brigade, which returned this year from nine months of military exercises in Europe. Leaders at the post say the armored brigade is one of the Army’s best trained units — readiness that could be crucial amid tensions with Iran and North Korea.The push to have tanks ready at a moment’s notice also reflects a Pentagon shift this year that changed focus from insurgent fights in Iraq and Afghanistan to all-out war with major powers such as China and Russia.The kind or readiness, though, means a lot of things that go boom in the night.“We will continue to listen to our community and work through any noise issues that arise,”… Read full this story

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