For people living in south Spokane you may have been hearing helicopters and jets flying over your neighborhood Tuesday night. Not to worry, though, it's just the Rangers participating in a training exercise.
Fairchild Air Force Base confirmed members of the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, based at JBLM, is participating in a training exercise this week between JBLM and Fairchild Air Force Base.
As for the aircraft involved, the units supporting the Rangers include the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment ? whose 4th Battalion is also based at JBLM and flies Chinook and MH-6 Little Bird helicopters ? and the Air Force's 1st Special Operations Wing, based out of Hurlburt Field, Florida and flies CV-22 Ospreys and AC-130 gunships. JBLM-based C-17 transports are also participating in the training.