Posts Tagged: Waimanalo

Military threatening permanent closure of Bellows

Tuesday, June 2, 2009 Marines close Bellows for June Illegal activities cited, but some say military seeks permanent ban By Eloise Aguiar Advertiser Staff Writer The Marine Corps said yesterday it is temporarily closing weekend public beach access at Bellows Air Force Station to curtail illegal activities, but residents contend the military is trying to… Read more »

Marines to close Bellows beach until July

Bellows beach closure plan upsets neighbors By Gary T. Kubota POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 02, 2009 The Marine Corps has decided to close its beaches at Bellows Air Force Station to the public starting this weekend and through June due to what it called “persistent unsafe and environmentally destructive activities.” But at least a… Read more »

Appeal to Protect Waimanalo

From: Ryan Kalama Sent: Friday, May 15, 2009 11:15 PM Subject: Waimanalo needs your Kokua Aloha Kakou; “WE THE KAILUA HAWAIIAN CIVIC CLUB, HAWAIIAN CIVIC CLUB OF WAIMANALO AND THE COMMUNITY NEEDS EVERYONE’S HELP TO SAVE WAIMANALO AND TO GET BACK THEIR LAND” Waimanalo and Kailua have been having our hands full dealing with Bellows… Read more »

Bellows Landfill cleaned up?

Waimanalo community leaders invite supporters to attend the ceremony for the blessing of the fishpond: Saturday, February 21, 2009, Meet up at 8:45 am at the Jack in the Box in Waimanalo. Then proceed to the Bellows gate.  Hawaiian flags and signs encouraged.  Bring cameras.  Urge the return of the fishpond to Kanaka Maoli. Contact:… Read more »

Amphibious Assault Vehicle Sinking off Waimanalo

Here are several archived news stories about the Marine Corps Amphibious Assault vehicle that sank off Waimanalo. The original URLs and videos are no longer available for two of the stories: POSTED: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 Marines look into vehicle’s sinking The Marines are investigating what caused a $2 million amphibious vehicle to sink… Read more »

Amphibious vehicle sinks off Waimanalo

Military Vehicle Sinks During Exercise Written by KGMB9 News – January 13, 2009 07:10 PM Strong surf is being blamed for a Marine Assault Amphibian Vehicle sinking off the Bellows Training area. The AAV, similar to this one sunk just after 6:30 Monday night. Military officials say no one was hurt, and that a… Read more »

Nonstop war duty tests Marines

Nonstop war duty tests Marines By William Cole Advertiser Military Writer KANE’OHE BAY – Less than four months ago, Lt. Col. Norm Cooling and his 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines were getting ready to leave Afghanistan after a seven-month deployment. Many of the 1,000 Hawai’i Marines humped heavy loads through remote mountain valleys, camping for days… Read more »