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JBLM continues HIMARS testing

The Army continued its testing of the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System on Wednesday at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Four series of tests took place Wednesday, with each test seeing three rockets fired, the same as Tuesday’s tests. A single series of test firings is scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday.

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JBLM to start HIMARS tests Tuesday morning

Joint Base Lewis-McChord is planning a three-day rocket test starting Tuesday (Sept. 27), and it’s sure to be a blast — or 27. Army soldiers will be firing 27 practice rockets from the High-Mobility Artillery Rocket System, or HIMARS, from Tuesday through Thursday, according to a JBLM news release.

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JBLM airshow features Thunderbirds, Golden Knights, ‘old warbirds,’ too

The Air Force Thunderbirds flight team and the Army Golden Knights parachutists are headlining the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Airshow and Warrior Expo this weekend. This year’s airshow, the first in four years, is to feature an entirely military aerial display, unlike years past. Performances will also include the FA-18 fighter jet, the C-17 Globemaster cargo plane, a Coast Guard helicopter, and World War II-era planes including the B-17 and B-25 bombers.

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JBLM will be booming with 3 weeks of drills

Infantry, artillery and special operations units will be conducting three weeks’ worth of mortar and howitzer training at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Day and night trainings are scheduled weekdays through Aug. 31, though some drills could also take place Saturday or Aug. 27, according to a news release. The mandatory readiness training is designed to evaluate and certify the participating infantry, artillery and special operations units, the release states.

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Rocket test rattles nerves on Nisqually Reservation

Chris Olin, vice chairman of the Nisqually Tribe, listens on a bluff near the Nisqually River as the first test of the HIMARS Reduced Range Practice Rocket system occurred at 10:10 a.m. Tuesday. Tribal officials say the blast's noise reached 120 decibels at the fish hatchery.
Drew Perine dperine@thenewstribune.com
Rocket test rattles nerves on Nisqually Reservation 2:18

Rocket test rattles nerves on Nisqually Reservation

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Women military veterans gather for the 2016 Women Veterans Summit

Undersecretary of the Army does physical training at JBLM 1:57

Undersecretary of the Army does physical training at JBLM

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Take a leap with Army Golden Knights parachuting team