Fort Benning heavy weapons fire on post

FORT BENNING, Ga. - Fort Benning will be firing the M1A2 Abrams tank as part of the Gainey Cup competition on Thursday, April 27 and Monday, May 1 on Red Cloud Range, located off Dixie Road on Main Post.

On Thursday, the M1A2 tanks will be firing during a rehearsal for the main event on Monday. Firing on Thursday is expected to occur between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. On Monday, May 1, the tanks will fire several rounds as part of the Scouts in Action portion of the Gainey Cup competition, from approximately 4:30 - 7 p.m. During the time these weapons will be fired, Dixie Road will be closed as a safety precaution.