U.S. Army Rangers practicing airfield seizure tactics in Pendleton.

The 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, a U.S. Army unit…

The 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, a U.S. Army unit stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, returns Monday through Thursday to Pendleton, where it staged a similar exercise 10 years ago, said Ranger spokeswoman Tracy A. Bailey of Fort Benning, Ga. Expect plenty of noise, particularly aircraft noise, during the two nights the 800-member contingent is practicing its airfield seizure tactics, Bailey said. The Rangers use noisy simulated munitions and pyrotechnics as well.

She said the Army knows the exercise makes a racket and it appreciates the city’s indulgence those two nights.

“It’s your American Rangers training in your backyard,” Bailey said Wednesday.

She said most activity will take place Monday and Wednesday night. Troops will parachute into the area while aircraft circle the skies above. The exercise may be noisy but there won’t be much to see, according to Bailey and Pendleton Police Chief Stuart Roberts.

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