Military exercise at JBLM July 17 – 22


JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Rangers from 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord will conduct a military exercise July 17-22 at JBLM followed by training at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, California, from July 22-Aug. 2.

The Ranger battalion will use training ammunition and other training devises to make the exercise as real as possible. There will be periods of increased air traffic to include low-flying helicopters, tilt-rotar aircraft (CV-22 Osprey) and airplanes during hours of darkness. On one evening this week there will be air traffic and noise associated with a large airborne operation on base involving the Rangers.

The 75th Ranger Regiment is a lethal, agile and versatile special operations force that conducts forcible entry operations and special operations raids across the entire spectrum of combat. Tough realistic military exercises conducted regularly provide the Rangers a unique edge for real-world missions.

This is routine training conducted periodically to maintain a high level of readiness for the military personnel involved. Every measure to reduce the amount of noise associated with the training will be taken. We appreciate the support of the residents and community in the surrounding areas during this training.

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