September training advisory for Army ranges on Oahu

By U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii Public AffairsAugust 31, 2023

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SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii — Local military units are scheduled to conduct various training activities in August 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:

  • September 1, 5-10, 25-29 Artillery/Mortar live fire training on Schofield Barracks
  • September 11-17 Live-fire maneuver training on Schofield Barracks involving small arms, automatic weapons and Apache and Osprey aircraft
  • September 11-29             Blank fire training (Jungle and Ranger) on East Range (Day Only)
  • September 14,19, 21        Medical evacuation with aircraft training on East Range (Day Only)
  • September 22                  Demolitions Training on Schofield Barracks (Day only)
Advanced Notice: Late October through the first two weeks of November, the Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Center (JPMRC) will conduct the annual large scale exercise on Oahu and Hawaii Island. This will involve an increase in aircraft traffic (planes and helicopters) in and around the Oahu communities. Details will be published separately.

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

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.

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.

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