(BIVN) – The U.S. Army Garrison Pohakuloa announced a late-breaking development on Friday of particular interest to the Waikii Ranch community.
U.S. Marine Corps Osprey aircraft are scheduled to make use of Landing Zone Turkey in Keamuku on Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 20-21, from 4-5:30 p.m. and 7:30-9 p.m. and again on Wednesday, Nov. 22, from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Residents can expect increased noise, as a result.
The day before the latest training announcement was made, federal lawmakers announced a $25 million dollar allocation for future construction at Pohakuloa, part of the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act that passed the U.S. Senate on Thursday.
Recently, the U.S. Army Garrison Pohakuloa published a draft Integrated Cultural Resources Management Plan.
The Army says the plan will provide PTA managers with a guide to ensure compliance with applicable cultural resource management laws and regulations.
That includes identification and evaluation of cultural resources, consultation with concerned parties, consideration of impacts, and decisions about how to treat the resources.
The document comes with an Environmental Assessment and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact. The public comment deadline for the EA is Dec. 7, 2017.
Peace activist Jim Ablertini wants to see public meetings held on plan. None are currently scheduled.
Those who share Albertini’s view on the training at Pohakuloa spoke out during a public hearing on a different military topic – the U.S. Navy EIS for training in the Pacific, held November 10 in Hilo.