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Public Comment Deadline Extended On Proposed Navy Training Expansion

Lance Cpl. Luke Kuennen
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Last week we heard concerns about the Military’s expanded training area and an Environmental Assessment that is currently open for public comment.

Some questioned the expansion of activity from the Pohakaloa Training Area used  by various branches of the military.

The military was not able to provide anyone to talk to last week, but we were able to connect with Michael Smith the Director of Training and Naval Exercises at Navy Region Hawaii who underscored that the Navy training involved in the EA will have a very small footprint even though the ask is for five areas across the state and could include hundreds of  military “events” a year. 

Click here to read the Environmental Assessment Open for Public Review  The deadline to comment on the military’s plan to expand its training area  has been extended to January 7th.  

Catherine Cruz is the host of The Conversation. Originally from Guam, she spent more than 30 years at KITV, covering beats from government to education. Contact her at ccruz@hawaiipublicradio.org.
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