Military bases have a high propensity for loud noises during training exercises, including artillery and aircrafts. While this can be frustrating to neighbors, it is necessary to train for all situations and conditions, which means being prepared for all times of day, weather, etc.
Pope AAF stays busy throughout the year, serving planes and helicopters from all over the world with few actually calling Pope home - approximately 90% are from off base.
Regardless of where the aircraft originates, there are regulations that must be followed. Noise concerns can be filed here - include the day of the situation, time, address, type of aircraft, if it occurred before, and if you prefer to be contacted. Each concern is carefully investigated to assure all regulations are followed.