The U.S. Navy will attend a public meeting on Wednesday, November 19th in Pacific Beach to discuss it’s Northwest Electromagnetic Radiation Warfare training program. Grays Harbor County Commissioner Wes Cormier is hosting the public meeting to discuss the program, which seeks to use airspace over the Olympic National Forest to conduct thousands of low-flight, high radiation radar jamming exercises.
The wargames would place 14 RV-sized trucks with electromagnetic equipment on sites in the Olympic National Forest, with a base in Pacific Beach. Jets would fly from Naval Air Station at Whidbey Island and “attack” the dummy trailers with EA-18G “Growler” supersonic jet warplanes.
The public scoping meeting on November 19th will begin at 5PM in the Pacific Beach Elementary gym.