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A convoy of vehicles from 209th Aviation Support Battalion, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade is driven over Saddle Road. Photo by Sgt. Bryanna Poulin 25th CAB Public Affairs

Expect traffic delays due to military convoys this week

Oahu-based Soldiers will convoy from Kawaihae Harbor to Pohakuloa Training Area, April 2, 4 and 6, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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Students visit Pohakuloa Training Area for career day activities

More than 250 students from Kamehameha Schools along with Junior ROTC students from Hilo, Kealakehe and Konawaena High Schools participated in a Career Day event at Pōhakuloa Training Area.

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A military convoy pulls over onto the shoulder of Mamalahoa Highway (Hwy 190) to let traffic pass after exiting Saddle Road as it heads South to Waikolola Road. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Military convoys between PTA and Kawaihae, March 19-24, 2014

Military convoys will deploy from Pōhakuloa Training Area to Kawaihae Pier on March. 19 – 24, 2014 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Pohakuloa (PTA) Command Sgt. Major, Jonathan Lutgens, Mr. Aaron Carpenter, PTA, and Lt. Col. Eric P. Shwedo, Commander of PTA. Photo courtesy of PTA Public Affairs Office

Carpenter is Pohakuloa Training Area’s employee of the quarter

PTA employee Mr. Aaron Carpenter was honored in a town hall meeting as employee of the quarter for his outstanding contributions, here at PTA, on February 26, 2014.

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Sen. Schatz votes for Military Justice Improvement Act, remarks about failure of passage

The Military Justice Improvement Act failed to get the 60 votes needed to end debate with a 55-45 vote. Following the vote, Schatz pledged to continue fighting to pass the legislation.

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Rep. Gabbard disappointed Military Justice Improvement Act not passed

“Over the past year, Senator Gillibrand and I, along with a group of bipartisan members, have elevated the conversation about military sexual assault to the forefront. It is a topic that is widely misunderstood, and one that has been swept under the rug for too long. While I’m disappointed the Senate did not pass the Military Justice Improvement Act today, our fight for justice is far from over.”

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A convoy of vehicles from 209th Aviation Support Battalion, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade is driven over Saddle Road. Photo by Sgt. Bryanna Poulin 25th CAB Public Affairs

Military convoys February 26-28 and March 5 to impact traffic

Military convoys will deploy from Keaukaha Military Reserve (KMR) and Kawaihae to Pōhakuloa Training Area (PTA) on Feb. 26 – 28, 2014 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Army issued license for depleted uranium at PTA

MEDIA RELEASE The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued a license to the U.S. Army authorizing the possession of depleted uranium (DU) at two sites in Hawaii. The Army trained with the Davy Crockett weapons system at the two sites in the 1960s. This system included DU “spotting rounds,” used to assist with targeting accuracy. The [...]

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Infantry Platoon Battle Course slated for PTA

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of the Army is announcing the decision to construct and operate an Infantry Platoon Battle Course (IPBC) and associated infrastructure that meets Army training requirements at Pohakuloa Training Area. The proposed $29 million project, authorized and funded by the Fiscal Year 2013 National Defense Authorization and Fiscal Year 2013 MILCON-VA Appropriations [...]

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A convoy of vehicles from 209th Aviation Support Battalion, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade is driven over Saddle Road. Photo by Sgt. Bryanna Poulin 25th CAB Public Affairs

Military convoys from Kawaihae to PTA, beginning Monday (Aug 19)

Oahu-based Soldiers will convoy from Kawaihae Harbor to Pōhakuloa Training Area, Aug. 19-28, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

The convoys will use Akoni Pule Corridor, Queen Kaahumanu Highway, Waikoloa Road, Mamalahoa Highway and Saddle Road.

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Col. Gary L. Thomas named deputy director of Youth Challenge Academy

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii National Guard Youth Challenge Academy has named retired U.S. Air Force Col. Gary L. Thomas the deputy director of its Kulani campus on the Big Island. Col. Thomas will oversee Academy instruction and courses and will work with students to help them get through a rigorous 22-week on-site program that prepares [...]

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A convoy of vehicles from 209th Aviation Support Battalion, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade is driven over Saddle Road. Photo by Sgt. Bryanna Poulin 25th CAB Public Affairs

Military convoys to travel between PTA and Hilo Wednesday (June 19)

A local military unit will be convoying from Pōhakuloa Training Area to Keaukaha Military Reservation (Hilo), Wednesday, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

The convoys will use Hilo Airport Road, Kanoelehua Avenue (Highway 11), West Puainako Street, Komohana Avenue, Puainako Extension Route 2000 and Saddle Road Highway 200.

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