EDINBURGH (AP) — Mortar shells blasting at Camp Atterbury are rattling homes and businesses as National Guard soldiers undergo annual training.
About 5,000 troops from National Guard units in Indiana and nearby states arrived at the base near Edinburgh last week. Capt. Jessica Cates tells the Daily Journal that they’ve been working with 120 mm mortar shells.
Edinburgh resident David Grothkob says the noise is “like living in a war zone all summer long.”
The activity is part of annual readiness training that National Guard soldiers are required to do each year. Cates says the training includes mortar, infantry drills and logistics work.
Training will continue through the summer months, but the group that arrived last week is expected to be the largest.