Loud booms heard from Wright Patt Air Force Base: What we know now

Clark County high school students participating in the Johns Hopkins Engineering Innovation Program at Clark State Community College got the chance to control the robot used by the Wright Patterson Air Force Base EOD team or “bomb squad” Tuesday, July 19, 2016. Guiding the students with the robot is StSgt. Nicholas Scheer. The Dayton Police Department’s bomb squad was also on hand demonstrating their robots for the students. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

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Clark County high school students participating in the Johns Hopkins Engineering Innovation Program at Clark State Community College got the chance to control the robot used by the Wright Patterson Air Force Base EOD team or “bomb squad” Tuesday, July 19, 2016. Guiding the students with the robot is StSgt. Nicholas Scheer. The Dayton Police Department’s bomb squad was also on hand demonstrating their robots for the students. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

If you are hearing loud noises coming from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base today, you aren’t the only one.

Airmen from the Explosives Ordnance Disposal, also sometimes referred to as the “bomb squad,” are conducting activities on the base today, a spokesman from the WPAFB told this news organization.

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There is an explosives testing field on the base that EOD personnel were scheduled to use today from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

EOD personnel notify the base on the day they use the field for testing or disposal, according to the WPAFB public affairs office.

They may be testing or disposing some explosive devices, according to the base public affairs office.

The loud booms from the explosives reportedly could be heard on base as well as nearby areas.

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Along with the noises from explosives, some area residents may also hear or see F-16 fighter jets overhead this week as the Ohio Air National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing conducts night training flights.

The unit, based in Toledo, is expected to conduct night operations through Thursday. A spokeswoman for the Ohio Air National Guard said the flights could potentially use airspace across southwest Ohio, including the Springfield area.

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