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Army to seek upgrade of Pohakuloa Training Area

Pohakuloa Training Area on the Big Island. Photo courtesy U.S. Army Pohakuloa Training Area on the Big Island. Photo courtesy U.S. Army

HONOLULU (AP) - The Army has given notice that it will seek to modernize facilities and build new ones at its Pohakuloa Training Area on the Big Island.

In a news release Thursday, the Army said it had published a notice of intent in the Federal Register that it will prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement.

That statement will evaluate environmental impacts of constructing and operating an infantry battle area, including a live-fire area and an urban terrain facility.

Public input will be sought as well.

Written comments will be accepted until Feb. 7.

At least two public meetings are planned, for Jan. 11 in Hilo and Jan. 12 in Kamuela.

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