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February PTA Training Schedule Released

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February training, convoy and hunting advisory for Pōhakuloa Training Area Pōhakuloa Training Area,

Military units are scheduled to conduct essential training activities at Pōhakuloa Training Area in February 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:

  • Feb. 2-27 Army and Marine Helicopter Gunnery
  • Feb. 4-6 Hawaii Army National Guard Small Arms Training
  • Feb. 21 No Training; Federal holiday
  • Feb. 22-March 18 Army and Marine Small Arms Training
  • Feb. 22-March 31 Unmanned Aerial Systems Training
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Convoys from Kawaihae Harbor to PTA are scheduled from Feb. 11-16 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There are no hunting opportunities currently planned for February.

UAS training can occur 24 hours a day, seven days a week on PTA in the restricted airspace. Protecting the health of the force and the community continue to be the Army’s top priority as Hawaiʻi 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.

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“The military appreciates the understanding and continued support of the Hawaiʻi Island community,” PTA officials stated. “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 U.S. Army Hawaii’s Community Concern Line
at 808-656-3487 or [email protected]. Concerns are responded to during regular
business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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