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The front gate at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington.
The front gate at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington. (Megan McCloskey/Stars and Stripes)

YAKIMA, Wash. (Tribune News Service) — You might see more military aircraft flying between Joint Base Lewis-McChord and the Yakima Training Center over the next month as part of a training exercise.

Army units from Joint Base Lewis-McChord will conduct combined aviation training with AH-64D Apache helicopters from the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force in and around Western and Central Washington as part of an annual bilateral training exercise at the training center, according to a news release.

The exercise is scheduled to last through Dec. 17.

Public queries or comments about noise can be directed to JBLM Public Affairs through its website.

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