JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Joint Base Lewis-McChord will conduct late-night firing on the following date(s):
DATE Tuesday, January 19, 2016 to Wednesday, January 20, 2016
TIME 6:30 a.m. (January 19) to Midnight (January 20)
FIRING OF M777 155mm Howitzers
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.