Posts Categorized: DMZ-Hawai’i / Aloha ‘Aina In the News

Army pre-decides to station Strykers in Hawai’i – again

February 23, 2008 Critics claim politics steers Stryker plans By Gregg K. Kakesako Opponents of the Army’s plan to base its fifth Stryker Brigade Combat Team at Schofield Barracks disagree with the Pentagon’s conclusion that the move would fill strategic and national security needs. The Pentagon’s reasoning is outlined in the final version of… Read more »

Conrow: Pumping up PMRF

Pumping up PMRF Kaua’i is being taken by air, land and sea by Joan Conrow / 10-31-07 Surrounded by security fences, with armed guards at the gates, the high-tech enclave of Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) stands in sharp contrast to the largely deserted beaches and agricultural fields that surround it on Kaua‘i’s rural westside…. Read more »

UH-Navy Corruption Flies Under the Radar

Under the Radar On September 27, 2007, the University of Hawai‘i (UH) Board of Regents approved a new contract for a University Affiliated Research Center (UARC), a classified Navy-sponsored research center at the University of Hawai‘i (UH). The UARC resurfaced two years after a coalition of students, faculty and community allies occupied the UH President’s… Read more »

Wahiawa speaks out on Strykers

Posted on: Wednesday, October 3, 2007 Hawaii Stryker plan gets wary welcome By Will Hoover Advertiser Staff Writer WAHIAWA – An Army proposal to permanently base a $1.5 billion Stryker brigade combat team in Hawai’i received a somewhat warmer reception last night in Wahiawa than it had in several previous meetings. Last night’s hearing was… Read more »

Anti-UARC coalition delivers scathing report on corrupt origins of the UARC

HONOLULU ADVERTISER September 26, 2007 Military Research on Hawaii Campus Opposed By William Cole Opponents of a U.S. Navy-affiliated research center proposed for the University of Hawai’i yesterday decried the center, which would conduct research for the military, as “rotten to the core” ahead of an expected final vote by the Board of Regents tomorrow… Read more »

Moku o Keawe blasts Stryker expansion

September 26, 2007 ROD THOMPSON / RTHOMPSON@STARBULLETIN.COM Former Office of Hawaiian Affairs Trustee Moanikeala Akaka forcefully expressed an opinion to Army public affairs officer Howard Sugai, back to camera, before last night’s hearing on stationing a Stryker brigade in Hawaii. Opponents dominate forum By Rod Thompson HILO » About 60 Big Island residents attended… Read more »

Thanks, But No Tanks

Thanks but no tanks — Stryker draft EIS ready for comment Public hearings set for September 25 & 26 Wednesday, September 19, 2007 8:44 AM HST As long as Senator Daniel Inouye has been representing Hawai`i in congress, the islands have received more than their fair share of military pork. With the recent discovery of… Read more »

Military recruitment in Hawaii public schools

Military recruitment in Hawaii’s public high schools Kylie Wager, Haleakala August 14, 2007 When it comes to military recruitment in public schools, no child’s information is left inaccessible. According to a brief section of the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act(NCLB), any school receiving federal funding is required to provide military recruiters with middle and… Read more »

Sexual misconduct unbecoming an officer

Sexual misconduct unbecoming an officer JROTC teacher investigated at Kealakehe High By Shawn James Leavy Wednesday, August 8, 2007 9:35 AM HST A Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) teacher is awaiting disciplinary judgment from the DOE and undergoing investigation by county prosecutors for allegedly having sexual relations with a Kealakehe High School student. The… Read more »

Hawaiian Activists Fight US Military Bases Hawaiian Activists Fight US Military Bases June 29 2007 Two Hawaiian land rights activists visited Sydney in June and spoke to The Guardian about their struggles against US militarization of Hawaii and their support for protests against the Talisman Sabre war games in Shoalwater Bay, Queensland. Terri Keko’olani and Leimaile Quitevis are Indigenous leaders… Read more »