10 female cadets of Youth Challenge Academy plant native trees at Pōhakuloa Training Area

The National Guard Youth Challenge Academy is a community-based program that leads, trains and mentors 16- to 18-year-old high school dropouts so that they may become productive citizens in America’s future.

U.S. Army Secretary tours Pōhakuloa Training Area on Big Island

Christine E. Wormuth, the U.S. Secretary of the Army, toured Pōhakuloa Training Area, which wants to extend its lease that expires in 2029 with the State of Hawaiʻi.

3 visitors from Kazakhstan cited for hiking in closed area of Mauna Loa Forest Reserve

Three men from Kazakhstan were cited on Wednesday after being seen by three different law enforcement agencies, in the closed area of the Mauna Loa Forest Reserve.

Mauna Loa Eruption Day 8: Creeping lava unlikely to cross Saddle Road for a week plus, if ever

“The [Mauna Loa] lava flow is advancing sideways to the west and east about as fast as it is moving forward,” said Ken Hon, Scientist-in-Charge of Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

Emergency crews respond to 3 car crashes on Daniel K. Inouye Highway since Mauna Loa eruption

County leaders are urging caution to the public coming to see the Mauna Loa eruption after emergency crews have responded to three car crashes on Daniel K. Inouye Highway since the flow began.

Leilani Fire Now 90% Contained on State, PTA Lands

The Leilani Fire has reached 90% containment, state officials reported Wednesday, Aug. 17.

Formal Aerial Mapping of Leilani Wildfire Reduces Acreage to 16,400

The size of the Leilani wildfire has been reduced to 16,400 acres, following formal aerial mapping today.

Photo Gallery: BIN Readers Capture Images of Brush Fire Burning in S. Kohala

Jordan Hetrick submitted a photo to Big Island Now of the brush fire burning in South Kohala from the Ocean Club Restaurant in Waikōloa Village.

Update: Large Brush Fire Ignites in PTA

Crews are battling a a large brush fire in the Pōhakuloa Training Area that started Wednesday morning.

Crews Continue to Battle Brush Fires in S. Kohala, PTA

State and local fire crews are battling two brush fires that ignited Thursday, July 21, in South Kohala and Pōhakuloa Training Area.

PTA Brush Fire Closes Portion of Daniel K. Inouye Highway

Daniel K. Inouye Highway between Route 190 and the Old Saddle Road is closed for several hours due to a brush fire in the Pōhakuloa range complex and training area near mile marker 50.

Brush Fire Reported in PTA Area of S. Kohala

Pōhakuloa Training Area reports a brush fire in the South Kohala area of PTA between Daniel K. Inouye Highway and Highway 190.

PTA Firefighters Respond to Vehicle Fire at Gilbert Kahele Rest Area

U.S. Army firefighters from Pohakuloa Training Area responded to a 911 call Tuesday after a local motorist coasted into Gilbert Kahele Rest Area

Army Teaming up to Help Nēnē Take Flight

Natural Resources Program staff has successfully completed the fifth year of the Hawaiian Goose Conservation Project managed in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at the Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge at the Pōhakuloa Training Area.

Don’t Panic: PTA Sirens June 28-30 Will Only be Tests

U.S. Army Garrison Pohakuloa Training Area will be upgrading and testing its mass warning notification system June 28-30.

O‘ahu Senator Calls on PTA to Hoist Hawaiian Flag Outside Military Facility

An O‘ahu senator expressed disappointment after a site visit earlier this month to Pōhakuloa Training Area revealed only the American flag flying at the entry to the grounds.

Convoys Scheduled from Kawaihae to PTA

Military units are scheduled to conduct vehicle convoys from Kawaihae Harbor to Pōhakuloa Training Area on May 21 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Public Comment Open on Army Plan, Impact to Continue Training

The U.S. Army prepared a draft environmental impact statement regarding its proposed retention of up to approximately 23,000 acres of state-owned land to support continued military training at Pōhakuloa Training Area on the island of Hawai‘i.

WATCH: Firefighters Train at PTA

Recently the department provided two sessions of basic wildfire training for volunteer firefighters.

PTA and HVNP Partner to Conduct High-Angle Rope Training

Pōhakuloa Training Area posted pictures on social media Friday of PTA firefighters and first responders with Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park participating in high-angle rope rescue training.
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