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Pōhakuloa Training Area Schedule for May 2017

April 30, 2017, 2:30 PM HST
* Updated April 19, 7:57 AM
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Military units are scheduled to conduct various types of training at the Pōhakuloa Training Area in May 2017 that may be heard or observed by the surrounding communities.

This PTA announcement is intended 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 general awareness and may not include all training activity; times and dates are subject to change.

May 1: The Army will conduct direct fire artillery with cannon fire and explosions in the impact area.

May 1–21: The Army will file machine guns.


May 5–7: The Army will conduct helicopter gunnery; noise from aircraft and weaponry; multiple aircraft will fly concurrently during these three days. The Army will conduct artillery live fire training with explosions in the impact area.


May 12–21: The  Army will conduct mortar live fire training with explosions at the southern end of the impact area.

May 21–31: The Army will fire machine guns.

May 29–31: The Army will conduct helicopter gunnery; noise from aircraft and weaponry.


The military in Hawai‘i appreciates the understanding and continued support of its local military training.

While sometimes loud, the sounds and sights of training demonstrate how the military ensures that its service members are ready to accomplish the mission and return home safely.

To report concerns related to noise or training, contact PTA Public Affairs Officer Eric Hamilton at (808) 969-1966, or email [email protected].

For monthly PTA training updates, email [email protected] with the subject line: “Subscribe Training.”

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