Posts Tagged: Pohakuloa

Army halts shooting of Big Island goats

The AP reports that an Army plan to shoot goats at the Pohakuloa Training Area has been postponed due to “a dispute between state Division of Forestry and Wildlife administrators and the new training area commander, Lt. Col. Rolland Niles.” According to the article: Army Garrison-Hawaii spokesman Mike Egami says state officials expressed their concerns… 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 »

More on military expansion on Pohakuloa

The full extent of military expansion at Pohakuloa is only becoming more evident. The Army website for the Pohakuloa Training Areas Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement can be accessed here. Written comments on the proposed action and alternatives will be accepted via e-mail ( and U.S. mail until February 7, 2011 to:  PTA PEIS, P.O. Box… Read more »

Target: Pohakuloa

The graphic in the Honolulu Star Advertiser article “Upgrade in Sight” is fitting: Pohakuloa in the crosshairs of a sniper’s scope. STAR-ADVERTISER / October 2009 Pohakuloa has become the target of massive military expansion since 2001. First the Stryker brigade expansion led to a 23,000 acre land grab by the Army: In 2006 the Army… Read more »

In the wake of the Army’s Makua decision

The Honolulu Star Advertiser did a feature article on David Henkin, an attorney for EarthJustice who represents Malama Makua in its fight with the U.S. Army.  David is a friend and Makahiki brother who has done a great job as the attorney for Malama Makua.   However, I disagree with his suggestion that live fire… Read more »

Testifiers oppose Pohakuloa training plans

Source: Residents to Army: NO Testifiers oppose Pohakuloa training plans By Alan D. Mcnarie Wednesday, January 19, 2011 8:21 AM HST An army has to train if it wants to avoid unnecessary casualties. And American troops stationed in Hawai’i face a narrowing set of options for training. Kaho’olawe has been returned, much the worse… Read more »

High-Altitude Mountainous Environmental Triaing (HAMET) on Mauna Kea criticized

Hawai’i island activist Cory Harden reports that the Mauna Kea Management Board was sharply critical of the Army’s High-Altitude Mountainous Environmental Training (HAMET) environmental assessment.   Mahalo to Cory for sharing her comments on the Army’s Environmental Assessment for High-Altitude Mountainous Environmental Training on Mauna Kea: Comments Re: Environmental Assessment (EA) for High-Altitude Mountainous Environmental Triaing… Read more »

Public pans Army plan

As West Hawaii Today reports, Moku o Keawe (Hawai’i island) turned out to oppose a proposed plan to expand and renovate Army training sites at Pohakuloa.  The Army seeks to move live fire training from Makua to Pohakuloa rather than reduce the overall impacts in the islands.   On Wednesday, the Army announced that it would… Read more »

Army’s Makua move welcome

The editorial from the Honolulu Star Advertiser about the Army’s decision to end live-fire training in Makua is surprisingly favorable to the community groups.    It ends with an acknowledgment that the move of major training activities to Pohakuloa will incite other resistance:  “The decision to move live-fire training from Oahu to the Big Island will… Read more »

A partial win for Makua, but struggle far from over

Yesterday, the Army announced that it will end live fire training in Makua valley. This is a win for those who have struggled for many years to save Makua from the destructive and contaminating activities of the U.S. military. The Honolulu Star Advertiser ran a story and so did the Associated Press. However, it is… Read more »