All heck — but not warfare — breaking out in Comox Valley from March 9 to 11

Soldiers will conduct amphibious warfare training at Air Force Beach, Goose Spit (HMCS Quadra) and the waters between, from March 9 to 11.

Soldiers from 41 Canadian Brigade Group (CBG) will conduct amphibious warfare training at Air Force Beach, Goose Spit (HMCS Quadra) and the waters between, from March 9 to 11. Residents in these areas can expect to see soldiers wearing green camouflage uniforms and carrying weapons as they operate from boats and patrol in coastal areas throughout the weekend. They will use blank ammunition that produces gunfire-like noise and pyrotechnics that create coloured smoke.On Sunday morning, people in the vicinity of Air Force Beach can expect to hear considerable noise from simulated gunfire.No live ammunition will be used during this training. Blank ammunition and pyrotechnics can be dangerous if mishandled. Although the area will be swept at the conclusion of the exercise, residents who find anything resembling military ammunition or ordnance are asked to call the 19 Wing Operations Centre at 1-866-488-0889.Safety for the public and military personnel is paramount to any military exercise and all activities will be carried out within approved Canadian Forces training safety regulations. 19 Wing and 41 CBG thank residents for their understanding and continued co-operation as soldiers conduct this important exercise.— CFB Comox