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Military Training at Pohakuloa Could Elevate Sound Levels

February 17, 2016, 9:42 AM HST
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U.S. Defense Department photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Marcos T. Hernandez, U.S. Navy.

U.S. Defense Department photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Marcos T. Hernandez, U.S. Navy.

For two weeks, beginning on Friday, Feb. 19, service members will conduct training at Pohakuloa Training Area.

Sounds from the training may be heard by surrounding communities, and includes aircraft and artillery fire.

According to the United States Army Garrison, if individuals hear noise or see smoke, there is no immediate danger.

“While sometimes loud, the sounds of training represent how the military ensures the nation’s service members are ready to accomplish the mission and return home safely,” said USAG-HI officials.

To report concerns related to noise or training, community members can call the USAG-HI Noise Concern Line at (808) 656-3487 or e-mail [email protected]. All reported concerns are responded to during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Scheduled training date are subject to change, pending environmental and other factors.

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