Monthly Archives: August 2009

Micronesians told treatment will not end despite change in health care plan

Updated at 4:44 p.m., Monday, August 31, 2009 Micronesians told treatment will not end despite change in health care plan By David Waite Advertiser Staff Writer Members of Gov. Linda Lingle’s Cabinet did their best this morning to assure members of the Micronesian community in Hawaii who require kidney dialysis or chemotherapy that they will… Read more »

Schofield Barracks hosting suicide awareness event

Updated at 6:25 p.m., Monday, August 31, 2009 Schofield Barracks hosting suicide awareness event Advertiser Staff and News Services The Army in Hawai’i will recognize National Suicide Prevention Month tomorrow on Sills Field at Schofield Barracks with events intended to promote awareness of the impact suicide has not only has on family members, but also… Read more »

Army’s depleted uranium application now before NRC

http://www.hawaii247.org/2009/08/27/armys-depleted-uranium-application-now-before-nrc/ Army’s depleted uranium application now before NRC Updated at 9:05 pm, Thursday, August 27, 2009. Karin Stanton/Hawaii247 Contributing Editor The Nuclear Regulatory Commission began its review of the U.S. Army’s application to possess depleted uranium this week on the Big Island. The procedure to grant a license – and establishing any conditions to that… Read more »

Recruiter misled students, a Navy investigation finds

Recruiter misled students, a Navy investigation finds Because of the Kapolei High case, students’ information will be held unless they approve By Susan Essoyan POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 31, 2009 A military recruiter accused of using false promises to lure two Kapolei students into enlisting in the Navy has been pulled off recruiting and… Read more »

Military pays company to screen reporters

Posted on: Sunday, August 30, 2009 Media, military ties rocky 3-day symposium focuses on ways to improve relationship By John Milburn Associated Press FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. – A reporter died with George Custer at the Battle of Little Big Horn, but the days of such a close kinship between journalists and military officers seem long… Read more »

Injured soldier feels ‘betrayed’

Posted on: Sunday, August 30, 2009 Injured soldier feels ‘betrayed’ By William Cole Advertiser Columnist Sgt. Kaipo Giltner has been in the Hawai’i Army National Guard for 10 years. The 28-year-old Hawai’i Kai man deployed to Iraq for a year in 2005, and was set to deploy to Kuwait last fall. That’s when his service… Read more »

Venezuelan “Peace Bases” to Counter U.S. Military Buildup in Colombia with Binational Reconciliation

Venezuelan “Peace Bases” to Counter U.S. Military Buildup in Colombia with Binational Reconciliation August 28th 2009, by James Suggett Mérida, August 28th 2009 (Venezuelanalysis.com) — In a movement to counter the expansion of the United States military presence on Colombian bases, Colombian and Venezuelan civil society organizations and government officials are collaborating to organize spaces… Read more »

NRC faced angry citizens on DU in Hawaii

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/08/28/18620043.php NRC faced angry citizens on DU in Hawaii by DLi Friday Aug 28th, 2009 11:40 AM Last night the Nuclear Regulatory Commission held a meeting in Hilo, Hawaii on the Army’s application for a license to deposit unknown amounts of Depleted Uranium(DU)at the Pohakuloa Training Area on Mauna Kea, considered by many native Hawaiians… Read more »

‘Blowing in the Wind’ – Kona speaks out against DU

http://www.bigislandchronicle.com/?p=8314 ‘The Answer My Friend Is Blowing In The Wind'; Depleted Uranium At Pohakuloa And How The U.S. Military Seeks To Further Contaminate The Island 27 Aug 2009 By Megan Magdalene A meeting with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in Kona last night, Aug. 26, 2009, brought out concerned citizens who testified before the Commission…. Read more »

Army applies for permit to ‘possess’ depleted uranium

Army applies for possession permit, says it cannot remove depleted uranium Aug 28, 2009 – 12:38 PM | by Austin Zavala | The Hawaii Independent | Ewa For years, U.S. Army has denied there being any use of depleted uranium weapons on training grounds in Hawaii, until two years ago when rounds were found dating… Read more »