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Public comment period closing for environmental study on Pōhakuloa Training Area

 Pohakuloa Training Area  US ARMY 2021
Staff Sgt. Alan Brutus/3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team
Soldiers assigned to 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division conduct mounted live fire exercises at Pohakuloa Training Area on April 23, 2021. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Alan Brutus)

The U.S. Army has held a lease on lands at Pōhakuloa on the Big Island for decades. The public has one more day to comment on the Army’s draft environmental impact statement regarding its proposed plans to continue training at Pōhakuloa beyond 2029. Lt. Col. Kevin Cronin, garrison commander of Pōhakuloa Training Area, spoke to The Conversation about what is on the table.

This interview aired on The Conversation on June 6, 2022. The Conversation airs weekdays at 11 a.m. on HPR-1.

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