SCHOFIELD BARRACKS (HawaiiNewsNow) - Schofield Barracks in April issued a noise advisory for nearby residents. Now we have an idea why!
The Army provided video and images of the recent intense training exercise at Schofield.
It's called "Bronco Rumble" and soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division spent three intense days of live fire drills that closely mirror a real combat situation.
"The exercise is a culmination of the last six months of training," said Col. Brian Eifler, commander, 3rd BCT, 25th ID. "We started at individual, to squad level training, to platoon level training, to a company level live fire where a company commander has maneuver his unit to take an objective."
The Army says Bronco Rumble increases future interoperability with America's Pacific partners while sustaining combat readiness, enabling the brigade to answer the Army's call whenever and wherever it is.
"This is their Super Bowl," said Eifler. "Bronco Rumble brings that extra factor of combat simulation to really put our soldiers to the test, but everything they've trained for has prepared them for this."
Now that this training is over nearby residents can expect things to return to normal.