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Joint military wargames begin in waters off Kauai

  • Gunners Mate 2nd Class David Manis simulates firing a crew-served weapon aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) during a small boat attack exercise in Hawaii waters on March 30.

    Gunners Mate 2nd Class David Manis simulates firing a crew-served weapon aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) during a small boat attack exercise in Hawaii waters on March 30.

Military wargames will generate aircraft noise near Lihue and Barking Sands on Kauai through Friday, the Army has announced.

The drills, called Koa Kai 14-1, began today and are scheduled to end at 11 p.m. Friday, but the Army said those dates could to change. Flight operations begin at 6 a.m. each day.

Overcast skies could increase noise and vibrations, the Army warmed.

While the Army said in a statement it “appreciates the community’s understanding,” it also said complaints can be filed via the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii noise concern line at 656-3487. The garrison’s public affairs office will respond during regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Koa Kai is a semiannual exercise designed to prepare units for deployment and provide training in a multi-ship environment. The participants include the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, part of the 25th Infantry Division, the Pearl Harbor-based guided missile cruisers Port Royal, Lake Erie and Chosin, the guided missile destroyers Michael Murphy, Halsey, Chung-Hoon and O’Kane, the Hawaii Air National Guard, and various submarines and patrol aircraft.

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