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Late night demolitons set May 19 and 20 at Lewis-McChord

Post by Kris Sherman / The News Tribune on May 11, 2010 at 11:36 am |
May 11, 2010 11:36 am

You may hear explosions coming from Joint Base Lewis-McChord on May 19 and 20.

Demolitions training is scheduled both day and night on those days, according to a news release.

Firing of artillery and demolitions training is periodically conducted on the base.

If you have comments about the nose, call Lewis-McChord’s public affairs office hot line at 253-967-0852.

Here’s a copy of the news release issued this morning:

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Joint Base Lewis-McChord will be conducting late night firing on the following dates:

19-20 May 2010 Day & Night Demolitions and C4

Increased levels of activity will be noticed during the evening hours, and firing will be conducted from numerous firing points 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.

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