The signs read:
Restricted Area - Unlawful to enter this area without authorization of the Installation Commander.
. . . on this Installation all personnel and the property under their control are subject to search. Use of deadly force authorized.
Barriers and warning signs have been placed along the many sand roads leading into the bombing range to protect any Pine Barrens travelers from venturing onto the bombing range and placing their lives at risk. Steve and I were two of these travelers in our search for the elusive Appleby Estates.
Over the years planes from the bombing range have proven to be both an annoyance and a danger to local residents. Low flying jets circling outside the bombing range have produced noise pollution in our peaceful Pine Barrens and some nervous moments. I can recall incidents when jets streaking low over the Bass River have passed close by my house making the glassware in our china cabinet vibrate and rattle.
The dropping of dummy bombs and flares have resulted in many forest fires throughout the years, some of which endangered nearby pineland's homes. Some of the most recent fires are listed in a Wikipedia article on the Warren Grove Gunnery Range:
PS- Sorry about the long delay since the last Blog post. Computer and health problems combined with a severe case of writer's block took their toll. I'll try to get back to a once a week schedule.