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PTA to receive $800K upgrade to Hawaii Army National Guard facility

To provide more storage space for increased and improved military training, the Hawai‘i Army National Guard (HIARNG) will be receiving $800,000 in Capital Improvement Project funds from the state to construct a warehouse facility within the Pohakuloa Training Area.

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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

PTA training schedule for March 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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U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Alan Aleman with Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, uses the top of a Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) as a vantage point 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)

Military convoys between Hilo and PTA February 22, 23, and 25

Soldiers from the 871st Engineer Company are scheduled to convoy from the Hilo Army Reserve Forces Center to Pōhakuloa Training Area (PTA) on Feb. 22-23; convoys begin at 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 22 and at 8 a.m. on Feb. 23, 2018.

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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 scheduled from Pōhakuloa to Kawaihae Monday (Feb 19)

Soldiers are scheduled to convoy from Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) to Kawaihae Docks Feb. 19, 2018. The six-vehicle convoy plans to begin at 9 a.m. and should be completed by no later than 4 p.m.

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Military training schedule for PTA in February

Military units are scheduled to conduct various types of training here in February 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

Military convoys scheduled from Kawaihae to PTA January 15 & 17

Soldiers from the 728th Military Police Battalion and Marines from VMU-3 are scheduled to convoy from Kawaihae Docks to Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) Jan. 15 and 17, 2018. The convoy are scheduled to start at 8 a.m. on both days and should be completed by no later than 3:30 p.m.

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Pohakuloa Training Area schedule for January 2018

Hawai‘i— 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 […]

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Gov. David Ige addresses the false missile attack warning.

Gov Ige’s address on the false missile alert and investigation

I want to begin by offering my personal apology for the fear, anxiety and heartache the false alert on Saturday created for you. It was terrifying for all of us.

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A UH-1Y Huey Venom helicopter lands on a runway at Kadena Air Force Base, Okinawa, Japan, September 28, 2017. The squadron conducted aerial live-fire training in Okinawa, which is crucial to maintaining a stronger, more capable, forward deployed force in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The aircraft is assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, currently forward deployed under the unit deployment program with MAG-36, 1st MAW. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Andy Martinez)

Military reminds public that aiming a laser at aircraft is a federal crime

On Dec. 5, 2017, a UH-1Y Huey helicopter aircrew with Marine Aircraft Group 24, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, was involved in a lasing incident while flying routine operations near Marine Corps Training Area Bellows.

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Military training at PTA in December

Military units are scheduled to conduct various types of training here in December 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 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 scheduled from Pōhakuloa to Kawaihae Nov 27 and 29, 2017

Soldiers from the 2-6th Cavalry Regiment are scheduled to convoy from Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) to Kawaihae Docks Nov. 27 and 29. The convoys are scheduled to start at 8 a.m. Nov. 27, and to start at 9 a.m. Nov. 29. On both dates, all convoys should be completed by no later than 3:30 p.m.

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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 November 7 and 9

Soldiers from the 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment are scheduled to convoy from Kawaihae Docks to Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) Nov. 7 and 9. The convoys are scheduled to start at 8 a.m. and finish by 3:30 p.m. each day.

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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 to convoy from Kawaihae to Pōhakuloa Sept 29, Oct 1-4, 2017

Soldiers and Marines are scheduled to convoy from Kawaihae Docks to Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) Sept. 29, and Oct. 1 through 4. The convoys are scheduled to start between 8 and 9 a.m. and finish by 3:30 p.m. each of the five days.

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Mazie K. Hirono

Sen Hirono taking applications for military service academy nominations

Senator Mazie K. Hirono is currently accepting applications from Hawaii students who seek a military service academy nomination from her office. Each year, Senator Hirono nominates Hawaii students to the Air Force Academy, U.S. Military Academy, Naval Academy, and the Merchant Marine Academy.

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