Posts Categorized: Kaua’i & Ni’ihau

Navy plans expansion of range and training activities in the Pacific

Hawaii-Southern California Traning and Testing Environmental Impact Statement and Overseas Environmental Impact Statement Here is the link to the Navy website for the project. The Navy proposes to expand its Hawaii Range Complex to the International Date Line.  It already encompasses 2.1 million square miles of sea, air and land.  The new proposal also includes… Read more »

Documentary about Afghanistan war has Hawai’i connections

“Restrepo” is a critically aclaimed documentary about a military unit deployed to the Korangal valley in Afghanistan in 2007-2008.   The film is now showing on O’ahu at the Mililani Stadium 14 theaters until Tuesday, August 17.  Here’s a short excerpt from the Honolulu Star Advertiser review: Clinard and Sgt. Mitchell Raeon, who were both on… Read more »

“Area Unsafe”: Depleted Uranium in Hawai’i ranges Report: Area unsafe PTA visitors speak up about having to sign a safety waiver By Alan D. Mcnarie Wednesday, August 11, 2010 10:38 AM HST U. S. Army sources have often contended that the depleted uranium left by spent shells on its firing ranges at O’ahu’s Schofield Barracks and Hawai’i Island’s Pohakuloa Training Area… Read more »

Army paid Native Hawaiian liaison $742,392

Through the Freedom of Information Act, the AFSC Hawai’i recently obtained the contract between the Army Garrison Hawai’i and Annelle Amaral (W912CN-08-C-0051), the Army’s Native Hawaiian liaison in Hawai’i.  The original contract and its eight modifications are worth $742,392 until August 15, 2010. Download the contract and modifications here. The statement of work states: (a)… Read more »

Strykers: Following public outcry, OHA calls on Army to honor 2008 agreement

The Hawaii Independent published another piece on the Army’s failure to conduct cultural surveys for the areas affected by its Stryker brigade expansion and the follow up action by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs calling on the Army to honor terms of a 2008 settlement agreement. The Hawaii Independent reports: “According to the settlement, OHA… Read more »

OHA ‘drops the ball’ in protecting cultural sites from Stryker brigade

The Hawaii Independent has published an exclusive article about a formerly secret archaeological and cultural report contracted jointly by the Army and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) for areas affected by the Army’s Stryker Brigade expansion. The article states: The report, written by independently contracted archaeologist Christopher Monahan, comments on the Army’s numerous shortcomings… Read more »

TONIGHT: OHA to hold informational meeting on cultural study of Kūkaniloko

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 19, 2010 COMMUNITY INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN UPCOMING OHA MEETING ON KŪKANILOKO OHA to hold informational meeting on cultural study of Kūkaniloko WAHIAWĀ – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) is conducting a study of Kūkaniloko, and is encouraging and welcoming the surrounding communities of Wahiawā and central O‘ahu to attend… Read more »

“The Army has no plans for the removal of the legacy DU”

Mahalo to Big Island Weekly for continuing to track the Depleted Uranium contamination in Hawai’i. >><< Army official: We never meant to clean up DU By Alan D. Mcnarie Wednesday, June 30, 2010 11:08 AM HST According to a high Army official, the Army never intended to remove depleted uranium ammunition remnants from Pohakuloa… Read more »

Army tries, but fails to pacify Native Hawaiians in Makua, Lihu’e and Pohakuloa Army seeks better ties with Native Hawaiians By Audrey McAvoy – The Associated Press Posted : Sunday Jun 20, 2010 14:14:17 EDT HONOLULU — The people of Waianae believe the first Hawaiians were created in Makua, a lush valley about 30 miles from downtown Honolulu. The valley is also home to three large heiau,… Read more »

14 militaries invade Hawai’i for RIMPAC

The exercises include sinking ships off Kaua’i and amphibious invasion in Waimanalo. >><< War games return to isle waters Ships, planes and people from 14 nations will be participating in the biennial RIMPAC By William Cole POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 20, 2010 Every two years, a unique tide surges into Hawaii. This week,… Read more »