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Engineers conduct explosives breach training Fort Lewis Range 57

Fort Lewis, WA – Fort Lewis will conduct explosives demolitions firing Thursday April 2 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Fort Lewis’ Range 57, southwest of the main post cantonment area. This training will result in several loud explosions throughout the day which are likely to be heard off post.

The 38th Engineer Company, 4th Stryker Brigade, will conduct this training using C4 explosives and detonation chord. There will be about nine detonations, each consisting of approximately 10 pounds of explosives.

This is required training for the Stryker Brigade Engineers as they prepare for their upcoming deployment to Iraq. Fort Lewis conducts larger scale demolition training and artillery firing at the Yakima Training Center in an effort to minimize inconvenience for the surrounding communities. However, some training must take place on the Fort Lewis military reservation.

Queries or comments about noise may be directed to the I Corps Public Affairs Office’s External Communication Division hot line at (253) 967-0852, daily.

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