Posts Tagged: Mokapu

Man held on $1M bail in alleged assault of infant in Kailua

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported (“Man held on $1M bail in alleged assault of infant in Kailua”, February 16, 2013) that a 21-year-old man, a resident of the Marine Corps Base Hawaii Kāneʻohe Bay (probably the spouse of a Marine), was arrested and charged with the assault of a 3-month-old infant this past week: Billy Groce… Read more »

Legislators step in on military aircraft noise

As the Marine Corps proposes to expand in Hawaiʻi, the Honolulu Star Advertiser reports that even the military communities in Kailua and Kāneʻohe are already complaining about aircraft noise and safety.  William Cole writes “Legislators step in on military noise” (August 12, 2012): Resident complaints about noise from close-flying military planes and helicopters using the… Read more »

Osprey crashes, Japanese city rejects Osprey, and Marines want to bring Osprey to Hawai’i?

The Honolulu Star Advertiser reported that”Marines’ copter plan raises fear of noise” (June 12, 2012): The public has nearly a month to weigh in on Marine Corps plans to station MV-22 tiltrotor Osprey and H-1 Cobra and Huey attack-utility helicopter squadrons at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, but any community opposition likely will boil down to… Read more »

Send in the Choppers?

Here’s a report from recent hearings for proposed Marine Corps helicopter expansion plans that were held on Hawai’i island: Send in the Choppers? Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 Marines unveil EIS for more helicopters here. By Alan D. McNarie The Marines were back in town last week, holding meetings in Waimea and Hilo to get… Read more »

Japanese military official fired for comparing base construction to ‘rape’ as Yanbaru forest comes under new attack

Ten Thousand Things blog just published an excellent update on the firing of a Japan Defense Ministry representative who compared the U.S. military construction in Okinawa to “rape.”  There is good background information links on the page for the tense situation in Takae, a forest area in northern Okinawa threatened with expansion of helicopter landing… Read more »

Coming Soon? V-22 Osprey “extremely noisy with a horrific racket”

Coming soon to Mokapu and Pohakuloa? Thanks to Satoko Norimatsu of the Peace Philosophy Centre for sharing these articles. >><< V-22 Osprey “extremely noisy with a horrific racket” Link: Okinawan newspapers on January 27 reported that the residents of Brewton, Alabama complained about the noise caused by the V-22 Osprey used in the US… Read more »

Marines expansion threatens to “radically change” aircraft stationing and training in Hawai’i

The Marine Corps is threatening a major expansion in Hawai’i including basing of new aircraft, an increase in troops and dependents and expanded training.  The Navy/Marine Corps is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement for this expansion.  There will be public scoping meetings held in Aug 24-30. From the project website Public Scoping Open Houses… Read more »

Pearl Harbor submariner died in waters of Mokapu-Marine Base

The missing boater, whose body was found in waters off the Marine Corps Base Hawaii Kaneohe was identified as a submariner based at Pearl Harbor.  He was found near Kuau, what the military calls Pyramid Rock. >><< Updated at 1:24 p.m., Monday, March 8, 2010 Boater who died off of Marine base identified as… Read more »

Marine commander says U.S. troops are a benefit not a burden to Okinawa

The AP reported  (“US Marine general says Okinawa troops not a burden“) that the commander of the U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific  argued that the military presence in Okinawa was a blessing, not a burden to the Japanese.  The U.S. troop presence on Okinawa should not be seen as a burden but as a benefit,… Read more »

Kaua’i: Burial council rejects treatment plan for Haena home built over iwi

The Kaua’i Burial council rejected the state’s burial treatment plan for iwi kupuna (Native Hawaiian burials) on a lot in Naue, where wealthy California developer Joseph Brescia is building a multimillion dollar home.  The burial treatment plan is supposed to be approved before permits are issued and construction can begin. But the Kaua’i county has… Read more »