We got a letter today from the Department of Army:
that states in part:
“Available information indicates military munitions may be present on or near your property . . ”
I guess if a rattlesnake or brown recluse don’t get me, a rocket might! 🙂
We’re not worried. We knew about all this when we bought the place. As much digging and tilling as we do around here, who knows what we’ll eventually discover.
Is this part of Operation Jade Helm? It’s a huge training exercise; you might want to wear bright orange for a few days.
No, it’s because our land was part of the military base back in WWII and people in the area have been finding some scary things so I guess they felt the need to warn us about what could be lurking just beneath the surface.
And because anything you find may be live and unstable – you need to not move it and notify them or the police – but I’m sure the letter probably detailed that.
My brother was Navy EOD (Explosive Ordinance Disposal) and rendering safe old munitions is a big part of the EOD mission. When he was in Rhode Island they regularly picked up stuff that the boats had hauled in with their nets. When he was out in Guam they made regular trips out to the smaller islands and gathered up old WWII munitions and would detonate them.