Joint Base Lewis-McChord late-night firing announcement

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Joint Base Lewis-McChord will conduct late-night firing on the following date(s):

DATE               Thursday, April 23, 2015-Saturday, April 25, 2015

TIME                12:01 a.m. (April 23) to 2 a.m. (April 25)

FIRING OF        M77 155mm Howitzer

The purpose of the late-night training is for unit proficiency training on this weapon system and in support of forward operating ground forces

One of the field artillery battalions on JBLM will conduct training with the M777 155mm towed Howitzers. 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


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