25th Infantry Division Training Advisory – Convoys Begin October 28

27 10 2016

Motorist are advised that there will be movement of military vehicles leaving Wheeler Army Airfield headed north along Kamehameha Highway toward North Shore, October 28, 2016 as a part of the Lighting Forge exercise.

Movement times are schedule between 12:30 a.m. and 4 a.m. along the route to minimize any interference. However, there may also be periodic movement’s through-out the day as military convoys prepare for exercise operations.

There will be a second convoy at 7 p.m., headed towards Kahuku Training Area. Please be advised soldiers will be in the area walking along the route. Expect traffic delays by exception.

Aviation Activities:
Additionally, there will be an increase in aviation flights from Wheeler Army Airfield to Dillingham Airfield, and the Kahuku Training Area from Oct. 27-31 between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.

To report concerns related to the aviation noise, please call the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) Noise Concern Line at (808) 656-3487. A Public Affairs Office representative will contact you about your concern during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Army appreciates your understanding and support of Lightning Forge to train and prepare our Soldiers to safeguard our freedoms.

25th Infantry Division Large- Scale Training – Lightning Forge October 27 – November 8

20 10 2016

The 25th Infantry Division will be conducting a large-scale training exercise called Lightning Forge, October 27 – November 8.

Training with blank ammunition and explosive simulators will occur during daytime and nighttime hours at various Army training areas across Oahu, to include: East Range, Dillingham Army Airfield and Kahuku Training Area.

Residents can expect an increase in helicopter flights, vehicle convoys, as well as more contact with Soldiers during this time period. Updated announcements regarding exercise-related training noise and convoys will be published closer to the actual training events.

Increased military traffic will occur during the exercise on Kamehameha Highway from Schofield Barracks to Kahuku Training Area; and on H2 / H1 / H3 and Kamehameha Highway to Marine Corps Training Area Bellows.  Convoy times will be scheduled during non-peak daytime hours or at night to avoid traffic issues.

Due to road damage Drum Road to Kahuku Training Area is not fully accessible for the Lightning Forge exercise.  The damage has created a significant safety concern which could result in damage or loss of equipment and more importantly risk for loss of life.  A repair contract has been awarded with completion scheduled for July 2017.

The Army appreciates your understanding and support of Lightning Forge to train and prepare our Soldiers and units to safeguard our freedoms.

For additional information, please call 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office at 808-655-4756.