2011 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2011 15:20:37 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS: "Army ends live-fire training at Makua [HI]"
Army ends live-fire training at Makua

After decades of opposition to bombing the valley, real ordnance will be used only at Schofield and Pohakuloa

By William Cole
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
January 13, 2011

The last company of soldiers may have stormed the
hills of Makua Valley with M-4 rifles blazing, artillery
whistling overhead, mortars pounding mock enemy
positions and helicopters firing from above.

After battling environmentalists and Hawaiian cultural
practitioners since at least the late 1980s, the Army
said this week it is acceding to community concerns
and no longer will use the heavy firepower in Makua
that started multiple fires in the 4,190-acre Waianae
Coast valley and fueled a number of lawsuits.

In place of the company Combined Arms Live-Fire
Exercises, known as CALFEXes, the Army said it is
moving ahead with a plan to turn Makua into a "world
class" roadside-bomb and counterinsurgency training
center with convoys along hillside roads, simulated
explosions and multiple "villages" to replicate


For the entire article, see

See the accompanying editorial at


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545
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