We at FOX 44 have received questions and concerns about loud explosions coming from the Fort Hood area.

Air Force F-16s from the 457th Fighter Squadron, 301st Fighter Wing, in Dallas/Fort Worth are conducting live munitions release training at Fort Hood.

The training will last until January 19, with assistance from Fort Hood’s 11th Air Support Operations Squadron joint terminal attack controllers and air liaison officers.

Large explosions have already been heard in the late afternoon and early evening hours, and will continue to be heard throughout training.

The training is being conducted in conjunction with Fort Hood’s 3rd Cavalry Regiment Soldiers, who are training for their upcoming National Training Center this February in Fort Irwin, California.

This training will also facilitate efforts to increase #FortHood range usage by Texas and other U.S. based Air Force flying units.