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Did you feel an explosion? Scott Air Force Base says it’s just a drill.

Scott Air Force Base is a big part of the metro-east

Scott Air Force Base is the home of U.S. Transportation Command and a major economic driver in the metro-east.
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Scott Air Force Base is the home of U.S. Transportation Command and a major economic driver in the metro-east.

The explosive ordnance disposal team at Scott Air Force Base was conducting drills Wednesday and that was the source of the explosions St. Clair County residents heard and felt.

Jose Ramirez of the Scott Air Force Base Public Affairs department said the training was expected to end at about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday with about half a dozen explosions expected.

Some residents reported that their homes shook.

Mike Koziatek joined the Belleville News-Democrat in 1998 as an assistant editor and is now a reporter covering the Belleville area. He graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee and grew up in St. Louis.


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