PTA Convoy & Training Advisory for November 2018

November 5, 2018, 12:52 PM HST
* Updated November 18, 7:37 AM
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U.S. Marines from O‘ahu are scheduled to convoy to Pōhakuloa Training Area and complete training in the first week of November 2018 and then redeploy back to O‘ahu from Kawaihae Harbor. PC: Renee Collins

Military units from O‘ahu (U.S. Marines) are scheduled to complete training at Pōhakuloa Training Area (PTA) in the first week of November 2018 and then redeploy their equipment back to O‘ahu from Kawaihae Harbor.

Upcoming convoy movements:

  • Nov. 5–9, PTA to Kawaihae Harbor, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hawai‘i Army National Guard and active duty Army units based on O‘ahu are also scheduled to conduct various types of training here over several weeks in November that may be heard or observed by surrounding communities.

Training is scheduled during the following dates:

  • Nov. 6–20       Aerial gunnery, small arms and anti-tank gunnery
  • Nov. 28–29     Close air support (jets and helicopters)

Training dates are subject to change based on environmental and other factors. Weather, such as overcast conditions, can increase noise and vibrations, making them sound louder (mortars, artillery, close air support and small arms fire). Should individuals hear noise, there is no immediate danger.


Additionally, as an early notification, PTA will not conduct any live fire from Dec. 15 to Jan. 5, 2019.


The military appreciates the understanding and continued support of local Hawai‘i Island communities. While sometimes loud, this training is critical to ensure military units and service members are ready to accomplish their mission and return home safely.

To report concerns related to noise or training, contact the PTA Community Liaison Mike Donnelly by calling (808) 969-2411 or via email to [email protected].


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