HILO, Hawaii: The public weighed-in on U.S. Army’s plan to upgrade facilities at the Pohakuloa training Area on Tuesday night.
At this hearing held at Aunty Sally’s Luau Hale in Hilo, residents had plenty to say about the proposed project – which will construct new ranges and Soldier support facilities, new roads and utilities at PTA.
The document specifically evaluates constructing and operating an Infantry Platoon Battle Area that would include a Battle Course, Live-fire Shoothouse, and Military Operations on Urban Terrain facility.
The Army says there is no proposed expansion or use above historic levels, but it is clear that the public has a different impression. Many of those testifying in opposition were passionate advocates for the environment and for Hawaiian sovereignty.