Hundreds of paratroopers to jump Tuesday for Pōhakuloa training exercise
The U.S. Army 11th Airborne Division will be conducting mass-tactical jump operations the morning of Oct. 31, which includes hundreds of paratroopers jumping out of C17s in the Pōhakuloa Training’s Keamuku Maneuver Area.
The area is located adjacent to and southeast of Waikoloa Village in Hawai’i, and is part of joint training exercises happening this month between the 25th Infantry Division’s Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Center and the 11th Airborne Division’s Artic Aloha.
Units from Alaska and Hawai’i are training together to build jump proficiency and enhance joint partnership.
On Sunday, the U.S. Air Force Special Tactics Squad based at Fort Liberty, N. Carolina,
conducted a High Altitude, Low Opening (HALO) jump with soldier insertion into the training area.
On Nov. 4, vehicles and equipment will also be dropped into the this area.
There will be increased air traffic and noise from training activities.
The training activities will be visible from Saddle Road, Daniel K. Inouye Highway and Highway 190.
Officials advise caution and that training may be subject to delays or cancellations.