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Beach cleaners find military training flare in Kahuku

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 03:08 a.m. HST, Nov 11, 2012

Volunteers cleaning up a beach Saturday morning near the Kahuku Golf Course found what appeared to be unexploded ordnance in the bushes, a spokesman for the Honolulu Fire Department said.

A military explosive ordnance disposal team investigated the item and determined it to be a type of flare used during military exercises that had not gone off, Capt. Gary Lum said.

The suspicious item was found around 9:30 a.m. near the golf course. The person that found the object immediately called 911, and the area was closed off while firefighters, military and police investigated.

Lum said his personnel reported that the flare is typically used as a marker on the ocean that burns a very bright white light during military drills or nighttime exercises.

“When the military EOD (team) evaluated it, it appeared to be still alive and they took it away to Schofield to the firing range, and they’re going to destroy it out there,” he said.

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8082062424 wrote:
This is the very reason folk have a problem with military training on the island
on November 10,2012 | 03:07PM
mrluke wrote:
DUH? A flare?! Pretty scary! I guess you've never been around here on New Year's Eve! Just the civilian population practicing THEIR war games!
on November 11,2012 | 07:41AM
8082062424 wrote:
Huge difference we do it in our own yards, not on public lands and beaches DUH
on November 11,2012 | 09:02AM
jomama wrote:
Guess you haven't been around for New Years
on November 11,2012 | 11:31AM
8082062424 wrote:
Born and raised here. and it part of local culture. the military should have higher standards to clean up after them selves
on November 11,2012 | 03:47PM
mrluke wrote:
How can you debate the logic of a genius?
on November 12,2012 | 03:01PM
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