Posts Categorized: Hawai’i

Army settles Hawaii culture lawsuit

The Associated Press Posted : Tuesday Nov 18, 2008 6:09:54 EST HONOLULU — The Office of Hawaiian Affairs and the Army announced Monday that they have settled an OHA lawsuit filed in 2006 over the establishment of a Stryker brigade and its impact on Native Hawaiian cultural resources. OHA representatives and a neutral archaeologist accompanied… Read more »

Mauna Kea plan blasted

The University of Hawai’i (UH) has overdeveloped Mauna Kea in violation of previous management plans and Kanaka Maoli religious beliefs.  Now it seeks to build the Pan-STARRS, an Air Force telescope, and a giant Thirty Meter Telescope.  Furthermore, UH is seeking to become the managing entity for Mauna Kea, which would be the proverbial fox… Read more »

Marines seek expansion in Pohakuloa

The Hawaii Tribune Herald reports that the Marine Corps seeks expanded training facilities in Pohakuloa: The proposed upgrades are designed to simulate conditions that Marines face in Iraq and Afghanistan, and other trouble spots around the world. A draft environmental assessment set for release Sunday, prepared by the Marine Corps, proposes that the Marines develop… Read more »

Call to Stop the Bombing of Pohakuloa

Jim Albertini of Malu ‘Aina issued the following statement calling on the military to honor the Hawai’i County Council resolution for a moratorium on live fire training at Pohakuloa, a site contaminated with depleted uranium. A CITIZEN CALL TO ACTION The military officially confirmed radiation contamination from weapons training at The Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA)… Read more »

Air Force won’t fly low over Big Isle Posted on: Saturday, April 26, 2008 Air Force won’t fly low over Big Isle Advertiser Staff The Air Force has dropped a plan to establish a low-altitude flight path over the Big Island as a training route for C-17 cargo transport planes, U.S. Rep. Mazie K. Hirono said yesterday. The decision came after Big… Read more »

Budget crunch hits C-17 training…./LOCALNEWSFRONT Budget crunch hits C-17 training Air Force needs new Kona practice strip but lacks money to build it The Air Force is falling short of the C-17 cargo plane training it needs in Hawai’i for combat landings and takeoff practice and low-altitude terrain flying, an official said. Already, an approximately 4,200-foot “assault landing zone”… Read more »

Stryker brigade expansion will force realignment of Saddle Road

Posted on: Monday, October 15, 2007 Hawaii Saddle Road faces realignment By Eloise Aguiar Advertiser Staff Writer The state must realign a part of its Saddle Road highway improvement project after the Army acquired 24,000 acres of land near Pohakuloa Training Area that sits on part of the newly aligned highway. The $220 million Big… 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 »