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PTA Issues March Training And Convoy Schedule

March 1, 2022, 5:00 PM HST
* Updated March 1, 2:54 PM
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Residents of communities surrounding Pōhakuloa Training Area could hear more noise coming from the U.S. Army garrison in March

PTA announced Tuesday, March 1, in a news release that military units are scheduled to conduct essential training activities at the garrison throughout March that might be heard by surrounding 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.

Weather, such as overcast conditions, can increase noise and vibrations. Should residents hear noise, there is no immediate danger.

The planned training is as follows:

  • March 1-18: Army and Marine small arms training.
  • March 1-18: Army and Marine artillery training.
  • March 1-25: Unmanned aerial systems training
  • March 3, 14-17: Army and Marine helicopter gunnery training.

The following military convoys are planned:

  • 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, March 2: Keaukaha Military Reservation in Hilo to PTA.
  • 7-9 a.m. Thursday, March 3: Keaukaha Military Reservation to PTA.
  • 8-9 a.m. Saturday, March 5: Keaukaha Military Reservation to PTA.
  • 10 a.m.-noon Sunday, March 6: PTA to Keaukaha Military Reservation.
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. March 7: PTA to Keaukaha Military Reservation.
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There are no hunting opportunities currently planned for March. If the situation changes, an additional advisory will be issued.

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Unmanned aerial systems training can occur 24 hours a day, seven days a week at PTA in the restricted airspace.

Protecting the health of the force and the community continue to be the Army’s top priority as Hawai‘i service members maintain mission readiness.

The military appreciates the understanding and continued support of the Big Island community.

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To report concerns related to noise or training, call the U.S. Army Hawai‘i’s Community Concern Line at 808-656-3487 or email to [email protected]. Concerns are responded to during regular business hours from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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