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A convoy of military vehicles heads up Waikoloa Road Friday (May 27) on their way to Pohakuloa Training Area. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Military convoys and training for PTA in November 2018

Military units from Oahu (U.S. Marines) are scheduled to complete training in the first week of November and then to redeploy their equipment back to Oahu from Kawaihae Harbor.

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A 154th Wing Hawaii Air National Guard F-22 Raptor flies behind a 434th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker from Grissom Air Reserve Base, Indiana, near Hawaii during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise, July 17, 2018. DOD Photo

Hawaii Air National Guard F-22 Raptor jets operating out of Hilo, public viewing available November 1-2, 2018

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) informs Hawaii Island residents of an increase in air activity over the Hilo area from Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, through Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, as the Hawaii Air National Guard (HIANG) will be operating and repositioning four F-22 Raptors at the Hilo International Airport. HIANG will be continuing their […]

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An MV-22B Osprey from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 166 Reinforced, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), lands at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, during sustainment training exercise, July 21, 2018. This training allowed Marines and Sailors to sustain skills developed during a comprehensive six-month predeployment training cycle, and included planning and executing ship-to-shore operations, company-sized helicopter and amphibious raids, combat marksmanship and convoy operations. The Essex Amphibious Ready Group/MEU team is a strong, flexible, responsive and consistent force capable of maneuver warfare across all domains; it is equipped and scalable to respond to any crisis from humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to contingency operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. A. J. Van Fredenberg)

Army and Marines to support Waimea Fall Festival Saturday (Oct 13)

The U.S. Army’s Pohakuloa Training Area and the U.S. Marine Corps’ Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 363 will team-up at this year’s Waimea Fall Festival by bringing an MV-22B Osprey aircraft and tactical Army vehicles for the public to experience first-hand. The Marine aviation squadron, known as the “Lucky Red Lions,” falls under the command […]

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A convoy of military vehicles heads up Waikoloa Road Friday (May 27) on their way to Pohakuloa Training Area. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Military convoys in West Hawaii between PTA, Kawaihae and Kona International Airport

U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps units from Oahu are scheduled to conduct various types of training here in October that will require equipment be convoyed to Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) from Kawaihae Harbor and Kona International Airport.

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Army holding public meetings in August addressing responsibilities at PTA

The public is invited to attend several informational sessions the Army is holding to build awareness and understanding of its cultural resource responsibilities. U.S. Army Garrison-Pōhakuloa Training Area will host two meetings on the National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 process and solicit additional feedback on its draft Hawai‘i Island programmatic agreement (PA) for routine […]

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U.S. Marines with Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, prepare to emplace M777A2 Lightweight Towed Howitzers during Spartan Fury at the Pohakuloa Training Area, on the big island of Hawaii, March 21, 2017. Spartan Fury is a Battalion level pre-deployment training exercise designed to improve sustainment training for future deployments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alex Kouns/Released)

PTA military convoy and training advisory for August 2018

PŌHAKULOA TRAINING AREA (PTA), Hawai‘i — Motorists are asked to be alert and drive with care as military units are scheduled to convoy in August on the following dates and times: Aug. 1 PTA to Kawaihae Docks 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Aug. 2 PTA to Kawaihae Docks 8 a.m. – noon Aug. 9 PTA […]

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A convoy of military vehicles heads up Waikoloa Road Friday (May 27) on their way to Pohakuloa Training Area. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Military convoys scheduled from Kawaihae to Pōhakuloa, July 1, 2018

Motorists are asked to be alert and drive with care as military units are scheduled to convoy from the Kawaihae Docks to here, July 1, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Additionally, during July, community members may notice an increase in convoys and military training, to include aviation activities, at and around Pōhakuloa as a […]

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.Spc. Heidy Silvia, an U.S. Army Reserve dental technician X-rays a patient's teeth during Operation Tropic Care 2017 on the Island of Kauai.

The U.S. Army will be providing free medical care at Kea‘au High School June 18-28, 2018

The 1984th U.S. Army Hospital- Pacific, 9th Mission Support Command, will host Exercise Tropic Care 2018, a U.S. Army Reserve medical outreach exercise June 18 – 28 at Kea‘au High School, Hawaii. The Oahu-based 1984th USAH-P will conduct an Innovative Readiness Training Mission to provide medical care to the underserved communities of Hawaii.

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Gov. Ige forms Dual-Status Command to streamline military response to Kilauea eruption

Gov. David Y. Ige has announced the formation of a Dual-Status Command, Joint Task Force 50 (JTF) in response to the Kilauea lava flow on Hawai‘i Island. Gov. Ige’s formal request to appoint Brig. Gen. Kenneth Hara was submitted on Tuesday, May 15 and approved by Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis earlier today.

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A field artilleryman with Alpha Battery, 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, pulls the lanyard on a M327 120 mm mortar system during Operation Spartan Fury at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Feb. 21, 2013. The Alpha Battery Marines used the mortar system for the first time during the training exercise and were mentored by Marines from Bravo Battery to become familiar with the new weaponry. Photo courtesy USMC

Increased military training scheduled in May at PTA

Army units are scheduled to conduct various types of training here in May that may be heard or observed by the surrounding communities. For the community’s awareness, there will be increased helicopter, artillery and mortar training, May 2-23, 2018. This advisory is produced to alert neighbors of upcoming training activities that are louder in nature […]

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Goodfellow Bros. is awarded Pōhakuloa quarry contract

The U.S. Army has awarded Goodfellow Bros. Inc. a $34.9 million contract for the production of blue rock basalt, here, covering a five-year period. Goodfellow Bros. Inc. will be responsible for the crushing and production of rock from the Pōhakuloa quarry to support Army engineering requirements.

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Figure 2: The first wave of LVT(A)s move toward the invasion beaches, passing through the inshore bombardment line of LCI gunboats, 15 September 1944. Cruisers and battleships are bombarding from the distance. The landing area is hidden bu dust and smoke. Photographed from a USS Honolulu (CL-48) plane. NARA 80-G-283533

UH-Hilo team to research historic World War II Pacific battlefield

A postdoctoral researcher and a graduate student from the University of Hawai’i at Hilo embark on an expedition in early April to study a forgotten World War II battlefield in the Western Pacific.

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U.S. Marines assigned to Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, prepare an M777A2 Lightweight Towed Howitzer during Spartan Fury at the Pohakuloa Training Area, on the big island of Hawaii, March 22, 2017. Spartan Fury is a Battalion level pre-deployment training exercise designed to improve sustainment training for future deployments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alex Kouns/Released)

PTA training schedule for April-May 2018

Military units are scheduled to conduct various types of training here in January that may be heard or observed by the surrounding communities. This monthly schedule is produced to alert neighbors of upcoming training activities that are louder in nature and may be heard or noticed outside the military installation. This information is provided for […]

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A convoy of military vehicles heads up Waikoloa Road Friday (May 27) on their way to Pohakuloa Training Area. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Marines to convoy from Kawaihae to PTA March 12-14, 2018

Marines are scheduled to convoy from the Kawaihae Pier to Pōhakuloa Training Area (PTA) March 12-14, 2018. The convoys will be escorted by lead and trail vehicles with rotating amber lights and signs. Motorists are asked to be alert and drive with care around convoy vehicles. For questions, contact the U.S. Army Garrison-Pohakuloa Public Affairs […]

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