Hickam apologizes for reference to Hawaiians in terror exercise

The commander of Hickam Air Force Base apologized for depicting a fictitious terrorist group as a “Hawaiian Sovereignty Group” during a recent base drill.  She says it was an “error”. But this is not the first time that the military has conducted exercises with Hawaiian activists depicted as the enemy.  It reveals the perceptions and… Read more »

Marines drop plans to train at Makua

February 10, 1998 Honolulu Star Bulletin Marine unit drops plans to train at Hawaii base A contingent of California Marines will skip a planned visit to the islands this month on its way to the Persian Gulf. Some 2,000 Marines from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit based at Camp Pendleton, Calif., were supposed to train… Read more »

Marines Swarm Bellows

Swarm of Marines hits Bellows beach The exercise spares Makua Beach, but protesters rally to oppose live ammunition in Makua Valley By Harold Morse Star-Bulletin Hundreds of Marines hit the beach at Bellows Air Force Station shortly after 6 a.m. today, and joined convoys headed for exercises at Kahuku and Schofield Barracks. About 250 other… Read more »

Wai’anae community urges CINCPAC to cancel Marines training in Makua

Military sizes up Makua landing About 70 people, many of whom oppose the exercise, meet with Admiral Prueher, who will decide whether to cancel By Kulani Mahikoa Star-Bulletin A decision on whether to cancel the military’s plans for a Sept. 4 amphibious landing exercise at Makua Beach will be made in a few days, according… Read more »

Neighborhood board opposes Marines landing at Makua

Board opposes Marines landing at Makua Residents speak out against a military exercise at that beach By Harold Morse Star-Bulletin After hearing emotional discussion, the Waianae Neighborhood Board voted 13-0 last night to oppose an amphibious landing of Marines at Makua Beach. The landing, involving about 590 California Marines, would take place as part of… Read more »

Israel “Bruddah Iz” Kamakawiwo’ole (May 20, 1959 – June 26, 1997)

Hawai’i mourned the death of Bruddah Iz, the beloved and gifted musician and supporter of Hawaiian sovereignty.  Iz had spent many years living at Makua beach.   On July 12, 1997, his ashes were scattered from the Hokule’a into the warm blue waters of Makua, with ten thousand on the beach and in the water to… Read more »

Kauai at odds over missile tests

U.S. Navy photo A Vandal, which simulates a supersonic cruise missile, is launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility at Nohili. Kauai at odds over missile tests Officials like the economic contributions,but protesters have a bevy of concerns By Gregg K. Kakesako Star-Bulletin BARKING SANDS, Kauai — The sand-swept dunes and vast ocean waters of… Read more »

Makua ‘open house’ tries to win over public

By Kathryn Bender, Star-Bulletin David Hauhio, 11, holds an M60 machine gun weighing 23 pounds at the open house. Army opens house at Makua to try to win over public The military is hoping to win approval to land troops there for exercises By Jim Witty Star-Bulletin There aren’t many places like Makua Valley left… Read more »

Soldier charged with beating of transgender

http://archives.starbulletin.com/96/08/22/news/briefs.html Soldier charged in beating death Police charged Anthony T. Biscoe, 22, a Schofield soldier, with second-degree murder yesterday in the bludgeoning of a transvestite with a brick Aug. 14. He was held on $100,000 bail. Biscoe, of 1546B McGaha Lane, was stopped by police two hours before the beating for a traffic violation. He… Read more »

Makua Beach supporters cheer defendant in court

http://archives.starbulletin.com/96/08/22/news/briefs.html Makua Beach supporters cheer defendant in court District Judge Ambrose Rosehill will issue a written decision in the next several weeks in the first Makua Beach eviction case to go to trial. Richard Kinney, 57, was among more than a dozen people arrested for refusing to leave Makua Beach when the state cleared the… Read more »