Joint military special ops exercises planned

  • A Navy Landing Craft Air Cushion lands at Kawaihae Harbor for RIMPAC 2018, which ran June 27 to Aug. 2 in the Hawaiian Islands. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • A Navy Landing Craft Air Cushion sits at Kawaihae Harbor for RIMPAC 2018, which ran June 27 to Aug. 2 in the Hawaiian Islands. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • A Navy soldier guides a Navy Landing Craft Air Cushion onto the sand at Kawaihae Harbor as part of RIMPAC 2018. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Proposed Navy training sites. (courtesy Naval Special Warfare Command environmental assessment)

HILO — There could soon be marine life of a different sort off the West Hawaii coast, as military units prepare to train by air, land and sea next year.