Military uses Chehalis-Centralia Airport for training


The joint operation between the Military and Air Drive to coach on refueling Black Hawk, Chinook and Apache helicopters sometimes happen at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Troopers mentioned shifting to an unfamiliar location breaks up the routing and helps put together them for working in numerous areas and below completely different circumstances.

“We’re used to doing most missions on a cushty space on JBLM, however being right here in Chehalis, it presents us a possibility to conduct these missions in an uncomfortable and unfamiliar territory,” one army member mentioned. 

The army has used the runway in Lewis County earlier than. Nevertheless, that hasn’t occurred because the COVID-19 pandemic began.