JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – With most of the Army units assigned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord now returned from deployment, the units have begun using the training areas at JBLM and Yakima Training Center (YTC) more extensively as they prepare for future operations.
Many units will conduct convoys to and from YTC, and we ask for the public’s help to ensure those convoys are successfully completed in as
safe a manner as possible.
Military convoys will generally travel on Interstate 5 and I-90 to YTC, and convoys will be properly marked “Military Convoy Ahead.”
* Civilian motorists should use caution when approaching or passing convoys of military vehicles.
* Civilian drivers should keep a safe distance from the convoys and not insert themselves into the middle of a military convoy.
* Military drivers have passed an extensive drivers training program and are well versed in safety procedures and safety measures to include maintaining proper intervals between vehicles, proper speed, and rotation of drivers.
JBLM units will conduct military convoys in groups of approximately 25 vehicles and will be on the highways during non-peak traffic hours to
minimize the impact on commuters and travelers.
Beginning next week, units from JBLM’s 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team will convoy to YTC for scheduled training.