Joint Base Lewis-McChord will conduct early-morning and late-night firing September 10-12, 2013, 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., using 155 mm Howitzers. The purpose of the early-morning training is to maintain unit proficiency M777, 155mm Howitzer.
Increased levels of activity will first be noticed during the morning hours and continue throughout the day and evening. Firing will be conducted from two different ranges on base.
This is normally scheduled and required training, which allows military members to practice and improve skills required during combat. As often as possible, JBLM conducts larger scale demolition training and artillery firing at 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 hot line at (253) 967-0852, daily.