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F/A-18 flights to increase noise over Windward Oahu

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 7:08 a.m. HST, Jul 9, 2013

Windward residents can expect increased jet noise though the rest of the month with the arrival today of a dozen F/A-18 Hornets from Texas for training, the Marine Corps said.

The jets will be temporarily based at Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay while supporting pre-deployment training on Hawaii island.

The 12 jets are scheduled to depart in early August. Area residents can anticipate increased aircraft activity due to day and night operations, which are scheduled to end at 11 p.m. daily, the Marine Corps said.

Maintenance may continue throughout early-morning hours to ensure aircraft readiness and safety.

The aircraft, pilots and crewmen are from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 112 in Fort Worth, Texas. The aircraft will support Marines of 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment and 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment during Exercise Lava Viper at Pohakuloa Training Area.

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