On Wednesday, a number of people began asking Channel 6 about loud noises in Central Texas.

Suspecting it was military-related, we reached out to Fort Hood and confirmed the sounds were coming from post.

The 3rd Cavalry Regiment is conducting a live fire exercise this week using artillery and mortar fire.

In fact, extra loud explosions were expected to be heard Thursday between noon and 2:45 p.m. when two U.S. Air Force B-1 "Lancer" bombers from Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana are expected to fly through our area and drop 500 and 2,000 lb high explosive ordnance, as part of the exercise, if weather permits, according to Fort Hood officials.