May training advisory for Army ranges on Oahu

By U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii Public AffairsMay 2, 2023

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SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii — Local military units are scheduled to conduct various training activities in May that may be heard by surrounding communities.

Training can occur during daytime and nighttime hours and is subject to change based on 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 training is as follows:

  • May 1-4, 8-10, 19-20    Artillery/Mortar live fire training on Schofield Barracks
  • May 1-5, 8-19             Blank fire training on East Range (Day Only)
  • May 11 & 18                 Helicopter training on East Range (Day Only)
  • May 15-19                    7 a.m.-5 p.m. Soldier Parking in Wahiawa Hts. at Lightning Academy. Leadership will brief Soldiers to be respectful of local neighbors near parking areas.
  • May 29-30                    Live Fire Demolitions Training on Schofield Barracks

The training above reflects the most current training schedules for the 25th Infantry Division, Lightning Academy and U.S. Army Hawaii. Other training can be scheduled in authorized training areas i.e. East Range, Makua Military Reservation and Kahuku Training Area. Contact U.S. Army Hawaii’s Noise Concern Line at (808) 656-3487 or for questions or verification of training activity.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems, or UAS, training can occur 24 hours a day, seven days a week on Wheeler Army Airfield and in the restricted approved airspace over much of Schofield Barracks and a northwestern section of the Waianae mountain range. Nearby communities may experience the UAS noise as well, including: Waialua, Haleiwa, Dillingham and Mokuleia.

The military appreciates the understanding and continued support of the local 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 Noise 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 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/UAS activities, or East Range training activities (between Wahiawa and Mililani Mauka). To receive Army training advisories directly, email with “Subscribe Training” in the subject line.