September training, convoy and hunting for Pōhakuloa Training Area (PTA)

By U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii Public AffairsAugust 31, 2022

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PŌHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, HILO, Hawaii — Military units are scheduled to conduct training at PTA in September that may be heard by surrounding communities.

Essential training is subject to change based on safety, weather and other environmental factors. Weather, such as overcast conditions can increase noise and vibrations. Should individuals hear noise, there is no immediate danger.

For the community’s awareness, the planned training for September is as follows:

  • Sept 19-23 Army combined arms live fire. Training will occur during daytime and nighttime hours.
  • Sept 26-30 Marine combined arms live fire. Training will occur during daytime and nighttime hours.
  • Sept 28-30 Army demolitions training. Training will occur during daytime and nighttime hours.

There are no convoys currently planned for September.

The following hunting opportunities are planned for September:

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) training can occur 24 hours a day, seven days a week on PTA in the restricted airspace.

The military appreciates the understanding and continued support of the Hawaii Island community. While sometimes loud, this training is critical to ensure military units and service members are ready to accomplish their mission and return home safely.

To report concerns related to noise or training, contact U.S. Army Hawaii’s Community Concern Line at (808) 656-3487 or  Concerns are responded to during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

The U.S. Army produces this monthly schedule to alert neighbors of upcoming training activities that are louder in nature and may be heard outside the military installation. This schedule is subject to change and is not inclusive of all Army aviation/unmanned aircraft system (UAS) activities. To receive Army training advisories directly, email with “Subscribe Training” in the subject line.