Release Number: 040113
1/9/2013 - NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. --
Rangers from 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., will conduct a military exercise at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Tonopah Test Range, Tonopah, Nev., and the surrounding communities Jan. 6 - 21. In addition, elements from U.S. Special Operations Command based out of Tampa, Fla., will also be participating in this exercise.
This training has been fully coordinated with Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Tonopah Test Range officials.
Rangers are being tested on their combat skills in a simulated urban environment similar to those they may find during combat missions. This is a routine military exercise conducted periodically to maintain a high level of combat readiness for the Rangers.
To make the exercise as realistic as possible, it will be conducted during hours of darkness during which residents may hear increased air traffic. Rangers will use simulated munitions and small pyrotechnics, which may cause loud noises. The unit is extremely sensitive to the impact that such military exercises has 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.
As with all training, safety is the first priority. Rangers will receive up-to-date safety briefings and safety standards must be observed at all times during training. The 75th Ranger Regiment is a lethal, agile and versatile special operations force that conducts forcible entry operations and special operations raids across the entire spectrum of combat. Therefore, tough, realistic military exercises conducted regularly give the Rangers a decisive edge for real-world missions. Exercises such as this are the best method to test their readiness capabilities.
The 75th Ranger Regiment and U.S. Army Special Operations Command would like to thank Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Tonopah Test Range, and the surrounding community for their support during the exercise and their understanding of any inconveniences this training may cause.
Residents or media seeking additional information may contact 75th Ranger Regiment officials at 706-545-4260 or 706-604-5114 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.