JBLM says expect some noise, low-flying aircraft as soldiers conduct training exercise

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- JBLM officials want the public to know about a military readiness exercise that will be taking place in and around the base through the end of August.

Officials said the training begins Monday, Aug. 22 and will continue through the end of the month.

Soldiers from the U.S. Army Special Operations Command are conducting a routine military exercise to maintain a high level of combat readiness.

"Soldiers will use training ammunition and other training devices to make the exercise as real as possible. There will be periods of increased air traffic to include low-flying helicopters, tilt-rotor aircraft (CV-22 Osprey) and fixed-wing airplanes during hours of darkness.

This training exercise was coordinated with Joint Base Lewis-McChord and local officials. The training is closed to the public and the media.

The participating units are extremely sensitive to the impact that such military exercises have on local citizens and we intend to train safely and courteously.  Every measure will be taken to reduce the amount of noise associated with this training."