PTA announces training, convoys

Training for the month of July will gradually increase following the Fourth of July holiday, with several hundred soldiers and marines on base at Pohakuloa Training Area, the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii reports.

The training includes rifle marksmanship, helicopter gunnery, artillery and mortar gunnery, convoy live-fire and aviation training. Due to the increase of training, residents of Hawaii Island can expect to see or hear military aircraft supporting this training including Army helicopters, and Marine tilt-rotor aircraft (MV-22) commonly known as Osprey.

Military convoys from Kawaihae to PTA are scheduled from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Convoy leaders are reminded to be on the lookout for several motorists trailing behind the convoy and to pull over to a safe location in order to allow residents to pass safely.

For more information or questions, call PTA Public Affairs at (808) 824-1474.

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