Joint Base Lewis-McChord will conduct day and night artillery training – using M777 155mm Howitzers – this week, from 6:30 a.m. Monday, Sep. 19, through 9 p.m. Thursday Sep. 22. Training noise will be most significant on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The purpose of the field artillery training is for large-unit evaluation and certification. This readiness training will involve Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment. This is required training, which allows military members to practice and improve skills necessary during combat.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord increases home-station training
As the U.S. military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan changes after 14 years of near-constant deployments, the Army is becoming more of a U.S.-based force, rather than a deployed one. The big difference now is that our forces must be ready all the time for a variety of missions, as evidenced by operations in the Middle East, Afghanistan, and the Pacific.
Given this increased training tempo at JBLM, we will continue to publicize scheduled nighttime training, as well as major training events that will result in significant noise for the surrounding community.
We appreciate everyone’s understanding and patience as our Soldiers train to be globally ready to deploy and fight to protect the interests of our great nation – anytime and anywhere.
Queries or comments about noise may be directed to the JBLM Public Affairs Office’s External Communication Division hotline at (253) 967-0852, daily.Print This Post