JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Joint Base Lewis-McChord will conduct late-night firing on the following date(s):
DATE February 24, 2015
TIME 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
FIRING OF M77 155mm Howitzer
The purpose of the late-night training is for unit proficiency training on this weapon system.
One of the field artillery battalions on JBLM will conduct day- and night-time firing of the unit’s M777 155mm towed Howitzers Tuesday. Increased levels of activity will be noticed during the day, evening and nighttime hours, and firing will be conducted from several ranges on base.
This is required training, which allows military members to practice and improve skills necessary during combat. As often as possible, JBLM conducts larger scale demolition training and artillery firing at the JBLM Yakima Training Center in an effort to minimize inconvenience for the surrounding communities. However, some training must take place on base.
Queries or comments about noise may be directed to the JBLM Public Affairs Office’s External Communication Division hotline at (253) 967-0852, daily.