Be prepared for booms near Naval Weapons Station Earle on May 10 and 11. Navy crews will be sharpening their harbor security skills with blank ammo.

Naval Weapons Station Earle (Credit: NWS Earle,
Naval Weapons Station Earle (Credit: NWS Earle,

The training is regularly-scheduled, base officials said, not a response to any specific threat. Noise is likely to be most noticeable in Sandy Hook National Park, Middletown, Atlantic Highlands, Belford and Leonardo.

Navy harbor patrol vessels will prowl Sandy Hook Bay in the area of the restricted Earle waterfront zone, conducting maneuvers that also involve laser-designating devices.

And if you're hoping for a close look - nah, you don't want to do that. The Marine Security Zone is patrolled by Navy security details, and crossing into it means arrest and prosecution.

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