Wake-up call comes half an hour earlier

Associated PressAugust 25, 2012 

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON -- Soldiers at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson -- and some nearby Anchorage residents -- are getting an earlier wake-up call.

Starting Monday, the old military song "Reveille" will be played at 6:30 a.m. instead of 7 a.m.

Military officials say the change will synchronize playing of the song across the base and ensure that physical training for soldiers starts sharply at 6:30 a.m.

When the call is played, it can be heard from the loudspeakers in neighborhoods adjoining the base and even in downtown Anchorage.

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