Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Army Ranger battalion plans to spend 11 days practicing intense, overnight exercises that might be audible to civilian communities in the South Sound beginning next week, the Army said Friday.
Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment will be training from Monday, Nov. 11 to Nov. 18 at Lewis-McChord. Afterward, they will head to Moses Lake in Central Washington for several days.
The exercise will involve soldiers from the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment and Air Force Special Operations Command.
A mix of aircraft also will be involved, including AH-6 Little Birds, MH-60 Black Hawks, MH-47 Chinooks, AC-130 Hercules gunships, CV-22 Osprey and C-17 Globemaster III Cargo jets.
"Every measure will be taken to reduce the amount of noise associated with this training," the Army said in announcing the exercise.
The Ranger battalion recently completed its 16th combat deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan since the wars began in 2001.
Residents with questions can call the 75th Ranger Regiment at 706-545-4260 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.