Vermont National Guard Public Affairs
The Vermont National Guard has created a new web page to help inform residents surrounding Camp Ethan Allen Training Site (CEATS) in Jericho, Vt. of scheduled range use.
The web page, http://www.vtguard.com/CEATS, includes the anticipated range schedule, updated monthly, as well as a contact form to leave questions or comments for the Vermont National Guard Public Affairs Office.
“As a result of feedback from the community we have been sharing the range schedule with town clerks, who have posted it on their town websites,” said Lt. Col. David Fabricius, chief of plans, operations and training. “We will continue to do this but we wanted to provide an additional resource to the community that contains a simple way for them to reach out to us as well.”
Of note, the range schedule currently posted for June includes indirect fire from M777A2 howitzers firing 155mm rounds June 16-20, which may last until about 8 p.m. each evening.
CEATS is a subordinate unit of the Garrison Support Command. Plans, operations, range safety, and all operations at the range are run by a dedicated full-time and part-time staff. Range staff has also led multiple efforts to mitigate the impact of noise on the local community. The range schedule, as it stands, is posted on http://www.vtguard.com/CEATS. Range operations are subject to change.