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Early morning Fort Lewis boom boom

Post by News Tribune Staff on April 24, 2008 at 1:38 pm with No Comments »
April 24, 2008 1:38 pm

Heads up if you were planning to sleep in over there in DuPont on Friday morning.

The 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division Strykers will be having a brigade run – builds fitness, esprit de corps, etc., etc., etc.

Beginning at about 6:50 a.m., a salute battery of 75mm pack howitzers will fire a round as each of the brigade’s battalions jogs past the I Corps headquarters building. They’ll fire eight times – once for each of the seven battalions, and once for the brigade colors.

Per a Fort Lewis press release:

Queries or comments about noise may be directed to the I Corps Public Affairs Office’s External Communication Division hot line at 253-967-0852, daily.

That said, a post spokesman says the 75mm guns don’t make that much noise.

“They fire it once every morning for reveille” – that’s 0630 – “and nobody ever complains,” he said.

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