Posts Tagged: Waimanalo

WWII-era munitions removed from Bellows driving range

The golfers at the Bellows Air Force Station in Waimanalo encountered a real hazard on the course; several bombs were unearthed.  The Honolulu Star Advertiser reported: Several World War II-era munitions found buried at Bellows Air Force Station’s golf driving range were removed Tuesday and today, the Air Force said. The munitions were described as… Read more »

Man dies from heart attack playing ‘paintball’ at Bellows Air Force Station

The Honolulu Star Advertiser reports: A 25-year-old man participating in a “paintball exercise” at Bellows Air Force Station in Waimanalo collapsed in cardiac arrest Saturday afternoon and later died at a hospital, police said. There were no apparent signs of foul play, police said. The case is being handled by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service,… Read more »

Pentagon Takes Aim at Asia-Pacific, and deploys mercenary social scientists

Recently, versions of the same op ed piece appeared in both Guam and Hawai’i newspapers by James A. Kent and and Eric Casino.  Kent describes himself as “an analyst of geographic-focused social and economic development in Pacific Rim countries; he is president of the JKA Group (”  Eric Casino is “a social anthropologist and freelance… 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 »

USS Arizona artifacts are sacred – so are Native Hawaiian burials

The Navy and the veterans community have rightfully rallied to stop the auctioning of artifacts salvaged from the USS Arizona after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The silver plated service set is considered ‘sacred’, and is being claimed as property of the Navy.  It is good to have a sense of history and the sacred. … Read more »

Marines plan another urban training site in Hawai’i?

The article doesn’t specify where the Marines plan to put this new facility.  They already built a new MOUT at Waimanalo (Bellows) on Hawaiian national land that was supposed to be returned.  They failed to consult with the local community, which sparked protests.   Previously, the Marines had wanted to build a MOUT on Mokapu peninsula,… Read more »

Waimanalo wants Air Force to return Bellows land

Board asked to seek Bellows land A proposed resolution claims the Air Force no longer needs 400 acres and should give it up By Kaylee Noborikawa POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 12, 2009 Some Waimanalo residents are calling for the U.S. Air Force to return about 400 acres from Bellows Air Force Station because the… Read more »

Waimanalo Wants Bellows Back

I liked this post by Kehau Watson on the community struggle to reclaim Waimanalo from military control and abuse. Waimanalo Wants Bellows Back July 9th, 2009 by Trisha Kehaulani Watson I’ve never written about the same topic twice, until now. My first blog on Bellows last week provoked a number of colorful responses on the… Read more »

Demonstration against Military Occupation of Waimanalo

Please support this action by the Waimanalo residents to resist the military build up in their c0mmunity. On 6/18/09 8:05 AM, “iwalani keliihoomalu” <> wrote: Aloha, We are organizing a peaceful demonstration of protest. We the positive re-action along with other soverign groups will be coming together to take a stand. We will be excercising… Read more »

Marines train for Afghanistan war in Waimanalo

Marines prepare for Afghanistan in Waimanalo “village” By Gregg K. Kakesako POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 15, 2009 Sgt. Michael Osburn cautiously led his squad of Kaneohe Marines into the remote village. With him was Lance Cpl. Robert Bacigalupo. Like many in his squad of 14 Marines, this was Bacigalupo’s first time in a combat… Read more »