SHILOH, Illinois — You may hear some unusual noises on the Metro East on Thursday, but it’s all part of a routine. Training at Scott Air Force Base will result in occasional “boom” noises in the afternoon hours.
The noises are expected Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Amemes posted The base’s Facebook page notes that the blasts are part of a training exercise. Accordingly, in 2022 it will be at least the fifth instance of such boomsFacebook postsfrom Scott Air Force Base.
These troops are active in the region and can be seen at many events in the region. They were called to help dispose of a WWII-era Japanese mortar that a Missouri family found in their yard last year.
A woman found a piece of metal in her garden. It was later identified as an old bomb. The EOD team used a robot to collect the mortar and brought it back to Scott Air Force Base where it was detonated.
CORRECTION: A previous version of this story said the booms were on Wednesday, but practice is scheduled for Thursday.
https://fox2now.com/news/illinois/booms-expected-wednesday-at-scott-air-force-base/ “Booms” are expected Thursday at Scott Air Force Base