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October Training, Hunting and Convoy Advisory

October 3, 2021, 6:02 PM HST
* Updated October 3, 5:02 PM
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Military units, home-based on Oahu, are scheduled to conduct essential training activities at PTA in October that may be heard by surrounding communities.

Essential training is subject to change based on safety, weather and other environmental factors. Weather, such as overcast conditions can increase noise and vibrations. Should individuals hear
noise, there is no immediate danger.

For the community’s awareness, the planned training is as follows:

• Oct. 1-22 Marine Small Arms, Mortars/Artillery and Aviation Gunnery (1200 Personnel)
• Oct. 7-21 Army Unmanned Aerial Systems(UAS) (50 personnel)
• Oct. 28 Marine Osprey Tilt Rotor Aircraft Gunnery (20 personnel)

UAS training can occur 24 hours a day, seven days a week on Pohakuloa Training Area in the
restricted airspace.

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There are no convoys planned currently, however, U.S. Army Public Affairs will notify the community when convoys for the end of October (18-24) are expected to occur from PTA to Kawaihae Harbor.

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Hunting planned for the month of October 2021 is as follows:

• Oct. 23-24 Lottery, Archery, Mammal, Keamuku Maneuver Area 1, 2, and 3
• Oct. 30-31 Lottery, Archery, Mammal, Keamuku Maneuver Area 1, 2, and 3

For more information on hunting at PTA, please visit the PTA hunt Facebook page at www.facebook.com/groups/HuntPTA or e-mail Brian Leo at [email protected]

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Protecting the health of the force and the community continue to be the Army’s top priority as Hawaii service members maintain mission readiness. All mission essential training requires adherence to Department of Defense and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines regarding safety and physical distancing, to include the wearing of masks and frequent sanitization to the extent possible.

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

o report concerns related to noise or training, contact U.S. Army Garrison at Pohakuloa at (808) 969-
2411 or [email protected] Concerns are responded to during regular business hours,
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

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