SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii – The 25th Infantry Division will conduct a large-scale training exercise called Joint Pacific Multinational Training Center (JPMRC) 22-01, Oct. 12–28, on the island of Oahu and the island of Hawaii. JPMRC 22-01 is a Home-station Combat Training Center (HS-CTC) rotation that will build combat readiness in America’s Pacific Division.
Supported by the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) and the Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Capability (JPMRC), 25th ID will set a new precedent by hosting the first HS-CTC in the U.S. Army. This rotation will save significant resources and time while maximizing training in the challenging jungle and maritime environment with joint and multinational partners.
The 25th Infantry Division’s 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team along with elements of the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Division Artillery, and 25th Division Sustainment Brigade will conduct JPMRC 22-01 to train on critical skills.
Training will include use of blank ammunition and explosive simulators during daytime and nighttime hours in the following Army training areas: Dillingham Army Airfield, Kahuku Training Area, Kawailoa Mountain Ranges, Helemanu Plantation and Schofield Barracks East Range.
Intermittent military vehicle convoys will travel between training areas. Exact times and routes will vary based on the training scenario. However, military units will schedule the majority of the convoys from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and 7 p.m.-5 a.m. in an effort to minimize traffic impacts to the greatest extent possible.
It’s important to note that the State of Hawaii considers convoys as military movements of more than six military vehicles. Military vehicles traveling together as five or less will be mission essential only and on the road at various times.
There will be increased military traffic during the exercise in the evening hours Oct. 18-20 on Kunia Road and Kaukonahua Road, to include on Kamehameha Highway between 11 p.m.–midnight on Oct. 24. Additionally, an overall increase in military traffic can be expected Oct. 29 as training units will be moving back to Schofield Barracks.
Also, residents can expect an increase in helicopter and unmanned aircraft systems flights. The UAS will fly from Wheeler Army Airfield and transition to the skies over the Kahuku Training Area in the north east of Oahu any time from Oct. 12-28.
Training dates are subject to change based on environmental and other unforeseen factors. Weather, such as overcast conditions, can increase noise and vibrations. Should individuals hear noise, there is no immediate danger.
The 25th Infantry Division appreciates the community's understanding and continued support for local military training. While sometimes loud, the sounds of training represent how the military ensures the nation's service members are ready to accomplish the mission and return home safely.
To report concerns related to noise or training, community members can call the 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office at (808) 655-4756 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office responds to all reported concerns during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
The 25th Infantry Division, ‘Tropic Lightning’, is America’s Pacific Division. Tropic Lightning provides the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command a uniquely tailorable force with the ability to rapidly respond to contingencies across the Pacific. Tropic Lightning Soldiers, a reliable, credible, and disciplined force, continuously works with partners and allies to prepare for shared challenges.