Military conducts ‘explosive training operations’ out of Homestead

FILE PHOTO - An F-16 fighter jet, similar to the one pictured, crashed into a safety barrier Monday at the Homestead Air Reserve Base.

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – If you heard explosions on Tuesday morning in southeastern Miami-Dade County, do not despair.

The Homestead Air Reserve Base announced the 482nd Fighter Wing conducted “explosive training operations” from 8:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.

“There will be a maximum of four detonations on the [Explosive Ordinance Disposal] Range. There is no cause for alarm,” the military announced on Monday.

The 482nd Fighter Wing, Air Force Reserve Command, operates the Homestead Air Reserve Base for short-notice worldwide deployment with more than 2,500 members, including more than 1,700 traditional reservists.

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