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You might hear more low-flying aircraft at night near JBLM this month. Here’s why

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People living near Joint Base Lewis-McChord can expect to hear more noise at night from air traffic while the U.S. Army Special Operations Command conducts routine training.

The training will start Friday and continue through Dec. 17 at JBLM, the Yakima Training Center and Pendleton Airfield in Oregon, according to a news release from the base.

The large-scale, airborne training will mean periods of increased air traffic from low-flying helicopters, tilt-rotor aircraft and airplanes during hours of darkness, according to the release.

The training is conducted periodically to maintain a high level of readiness for military personnel. The base said it will take every measure to reduce noise from the training.

The training is for a part of U.S. Army Special Operations Command, described by the base as a lethal, agile and versatile special operations force that conducts forcible entry operations and special operations raids. Realistic military exercises provide the unit an edge for real-world missions, the base reported.

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