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Joint military wargames begin in waters off Kauai

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 01:05 a.m. HST, Jan 27, 2014

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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manakuke wrote:
Real time war skills practiced on the rough Hawaiian winter seas.
on January 26,2014 | 03:24AM
HD36 wrote:
We must prepare for a sea attack by China. They have one aircraft carrier they bought from Ukraine on the used aircraft carrier market. A rust bucket and left over from the former Soviet Union. We have 11 super modern air craft carriers to defend us in case the Chinese decide to bomb Wal Mart stores across the nation.
on January 26,2014 | 06:48AM
kekelaward wrote:
Now why would they bomb the largest purveyor of Chinese products in out nation?
on January 26,2014 | 08:12AM
HD36 wrote:
I don't know. You have to ask someone who's very high up in the military industrial complex.
on January 26,2014 | 10:10AM
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