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Eglin Air Force Base wants you to know that you may hear them working next week.

Planes attached to the 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group will drop munitions over the Gulf of Mexico between April 4-7.

Each day, fighter aircraft will release munitoins between 9am and 1pm about 20 nautical miles south of Destin over the Gulf of Mexico.

Eglin says the tests will be conducted within a cleared safety range area that includes boat surveillance in the gulf. Eglin staff will release notices to mariners prior to the tests and hand out flyers at local marinas.

These operations are a part of the 53rd Wing’s Weapon System Evaluation Program.

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