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Joint Base San Antonio to fire cannons at Fort Sam Houston, warns residents of loud booms

The main entrance to the Quadrangle April 11, 2018, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas. The Fort Sam Houston Quadrangle, built by George Henry Griebel, is the oldest structure on the base and was originally a supply depot. The Quadrangle now serves as the headquarters for U.S. Army North. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sean M. Worrell)

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — If you’re in the neighborhood of Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Thursday morning you may hear some loud booms.

The base is celebrating the U.S Army North change of command from Lt. General Laura Richardson to Major General John Evans Jr.

The ceremony will include the tradition of cannon fire. Those near Fort Sam will hear two sets of 15 volleys. The first at 8:30 A.M., the second will be at around 10 A.M.

The cannons fire blank rounds with no projectiles but will still be pretty loud.

The noise and vibrations can be heard and felt long distances away.


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