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Military alerts nearby residents of loud firearms training exercises


Residents in the vicinity of Schofield Barracks may experience periodic increases in noise Dec.9-12, from approximately 5 p.m. to 6 a.m. as a result of scheduled night training.

The training consists of small arms and mortar fire conducted by the Army and the U.S. Marine Corps to certify crews on their weapon systems.

Military officials want residents to note that training dates are subject to change, and the effects of training can vary depending on weather conditions. Overcast conditions may increase noise and vibrations. Smoke may be visible for a short time; however, there is no immediate danger, according to the military.

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

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