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Ranger training alert

Post by News Tribune Staff on Dec. 3, 2007 at 12:03 pm with No Comments »
December 3, 2007 12:03 pm

The 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment wants you to know that a training exercise Tuesday through Dec. 14 may result in a little more racket than usual in the immediate vicinity of Fort Lewis.

They’ll “use training ammunition and other training devices to make the exercise as realistic as possible” at Lewis and at Fallon Naval Air Station in Nevada. Helicopters from the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment and Air Force special ops aircraft will be in on the gig.

Says the Rangers press release: “There will be periods of increased air traffic to include low-flying aircraft, both helicopters and airplanes, during hours of darkness. Increased air traffic and noise may be associated with a large airborne operation involving the Rangers as well as training activities that does not include the Rangers but involves the 160th SOAR and U.S. AFSOC conducting nape-of-the-earth flights (flying low to the ground) and aerial refueling.

“This is routine training conducted periodically to maintain a high level of readiness for the military personnel involved. Every measure to reduce the amount of noise associated with the training will be taken.”

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