| Main |

Rural Yelm to be relieved of JBLM copters

“We were wrong to route helicopters over civilian areas, commander says”

By Christian Hill and Adam Ashton in The Olympian,
“Joint Base Lewis-McChord commanders broke federal law when they allowed new-arriving helicopter crews to fly regular routes over civilian communities last year. They failed to follow requirements to reach out to neighbors and study the full impacts of the noisy, after-hours training.

In interviews with The News Tribune, The Olympians sister paper, leaders at the base south of Tacoma say their actions were inadvertent. It took a flood of public complaints and consultation with attorneys before they realized they had violated federal environmental laws.

‘We found out after (that) we were wrong,’ said 7th Infantry Division Deputy Commander Col. William Gayler.”
Read more

Posted by Steve on August 6, 2013 at 4:11 am | Permalink

Post a comment

No comments yet. You should be kind and add one!

The comments are closed.

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.



Social Media Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com