9/5/2012 - GRISSOM AIR RESERVE BASE, Ind. -- Grissom's Emergency Management Office will be testing two new propane cannons on base today starting at 10:30 a.m.
The cannons, which produce a loud noise and don't use any projectiles, are used to scare birds away from the airfield and simulate explosions for exercises.
While the testing will be conducted on Grissom, some of its activities may be noticeable to the general public. Members of the public should not be alarmed by the planned testing as it isn't part of a real-world situation.
Grissom is home to the 434th Air Refueling Wing, the largest KC-135R Stratotanker unit in the Air Force Reserve Command, as well as three Army Reserve units and a Marine Corps Reserve communications detachment.