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Military exercises at New Jersey airport will increase noise in Lower Bucks

Trenton-Mercer Airport (NJ) is holding 12 days of drills next month, and residents of the Yardley area have been complaining about the noise there for years.


LOWER BUCKS COUNTY, PA — The Trenton-Mercer Airport, which has drawn noise complaints from Lower Bucks County residents, will host nearly two weeks of military training exercises next month.

Mercer County (New Jersey) authorities are alerting the public that “routine, realistic military exercises will be conducted at Trenton-Mercer Airport in Ewing from June 3 to 14.”

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The operation will include air and ground mobility exercises.

“During this time, the public may hear additional aircraft as training includes increased rotary wing operations, some into the evening,” said the public notice posted on Facebook on Tuesday.

The US military has carried out planning to minimize the impact, the statement said.

For safety reasons, the training is not open to the public or the media.

Residents of Yardley and Lower Makefield Township have raised complaints and approached lawmakers about a proposed airport expansion.

The airport is served by an average of 308 aircraft daily. Frontier Airlines is the only airline with scheduled flights and carries approximately 601,000 passengers annually.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the U.S. Special Operations Command Public Affairs Office at 703-863-6715.

Anna Harden

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