conducting air-to-ground gunnery or nap-of-the-earth flying, check with airfield operations for no-fly
zones due to noise sensitive homes or livestock. When conducting night training, comply with
nighttime curfews or seek an exception to policy in weight limits designated in installation range
b. Prevention. Use the following guidelines--
near housing, avoid unnecessary noise from revving engines or excessive speed. If an installation
has a history of noise complaints from demolition training or explosive ordnance disposal (EOD),
avoid detonating under the following conditions:
Days of steady wind (8 to 16 kilometers per hour) with gusts of greater velocity in
the direction of nearby residences.
Days that are clear with a layering of smoke or fog.
Mornings that are cold, hazy, or foggy.
Days following a day with extremes of temperature between day and night.
Days with high barometer readings and low temperatures.
(2) If a site for mock skirmishes with simulators and blank ammunition is within 500 meters
of homes, use the forest as a buffer. Avoid open fields and water. Aim firearms away from homes.
2-12. Summary. The Army and the American people believe that soldiers have a professional
responsibility to protect the environment. Soldiers can do that by making smart environmental
decisions, which is not difficult to do. Performing a job in an environmentally smart manner protects
the environment where people work and live.