Posts Tagged: Pohakuloa

Army helicopter training enroaching on Mauna Kea

As reported previously on this site, the Army proposes to conduct High Altitude Mountainous Environmental Training (HAMET) on the slopes of Mauna Kea.    This training would take place outside of the training areas currently under Army control.   The Army has just posted the Environmental Assessment (EA), Appendices and Draft Fining of No Significant Impact on its… Read more »

Army wants more helicopter training on Mauna Kea after violating Mauna Kea Ice Age Reserve

In addition to plans to expand Army training facilities in the Pohakuloa Training Area, the Army recently issued a notice of a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for impelementation of High Altitude Mountainous Environmental Training (HAMET) on the slopes of the sacred mountain, Mauna Kea. According to Marti Townsend of KAHEA, the area that the… Read more »

Army announces Programmatic EIS for construction at Pohakuloa Training Area

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED Caveats: FOUO FOR MG TERRY / LTC NILES / USARPAC MS. NIELSEN for PTA PEIS NOI notifications Aloha ‘Okou, I hope that this email finds you well. Unfortunately time constraints preclude my ability to call all of you today.  Therefore I am sending this email to ensure that you receive this information. I… Read more »

Report on the Army’s Pohakuloa DU Presentation Aug. 31, 2010

Jim Albertini wrote the following report on the protest and Army presentation regarding it’s depleted uranium health risk assessment for the Pohakuloa Training Area.  Meanwhile, KITV reports that: The Army said it determined the majority of the 714 rounds containing radioactive waste were likely fired at Schofield barracks on Oahu, not the Big Island. So,… Read more »

Protest at Pohakuloa “By Invitation ONLY” Army meeting on Depleted Uranium hazard

Press Release: Community Press Conference OUTSIDE PTA main gate Tuesday, Aug. 31st at 1:15PM further contact: Jim Albertini 966-7622 There will be a press conference outside the Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) main gate on Tuesday, Aug. 31st at 1:15PM The press conference will raise questions about the “By Invitation ONLY” meeting inside Pohakuloa at 2PM… 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 »

Army invited to PUBLIC community forum on Depleted Uranium Monday Aug. 30th in Keaau

Aug 14, 2010 Press Release: Army invited to PUBLIC community forum on Depleted Uranium Monday Aug. 30th in Keaau further contact: Jim Albertini 966-7622 Below is a copy of a letter of invitation mailed today to Pohakuloa Commander Lt. Col. Rolland C. Niles from Malu ‘Aina. Email versions were sent to Celso Tadeo at… 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 »

“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 »