Joint Base Lewis-McChord will conduct late-night firing on February 24, 2015 (7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.) using M77 155mm Howitzer. The purpose of the late-night training is for unit proficiency training on this weapon system.
One of the field artillery battalions on JBLM will conduct day- and night-time firing of the unit’s M777 155mm towed Howitzers Tuesday. 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.