This short video shows the beautiful Yanbaru rainforest in northern Okinawa that is impacted by U.S. helicopter and jungle warfare training. The residents are fighting against the expansion of the helicopter activities, including the stationing of Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft. They have been encamped outside the military site for several years to block construction.
The Marines have proposed to bring Osprey and other helicopters to the Marine Corps Base Hawaii – Kaneohe Bay and to train with these aircraft at Pohakuloa, Waimanalo, Kahuku, and numerous other sites in the islands. The comment period on the draft EIS has just closed.