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State expanding outreach

Enhanced partnerships and improvements to isle military facilities seek to preserve $8.8 billion in yearly defense expenditures

By William Cole

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 08, 2014

~~<p>A new airstrip at Poha&shy;ku&shy;loa Training Area on Hawaii island, a return to live-fire training at Makua Valley on Oahu, a stronger state-military-business partnership, and military &ldquo;liaisons&rdquo; in Hawaii and Washington, D.C., are being pursued as the state seeks to maintain $8.8 billion in annual military expenditures amid defense budget cuts.</p>
<p>Adm. Harry B. Harris, head of U.S. Pacific Fleet, called Hawaii the &ldquo;gateway&rdquo; to America&rsquo;s re-balance to the Pacific.</p>
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A new airstrip at Poha­ku­loa Training Area on Hawaii island, a return to live-fire training at Makua Valley on Oahu, a stronger state-military-business partnership, and military “liaisons” in Hawaii and Washington, D.C., are being pursued as the state seeks to maintain $8.8 billion in annual military expenditures amid defense budget cuts.

Adm. Harry B. Harris, head of U.S. Pacific Fleet, called Hawaii the “gateway” to America’s re-balance to the Pacific. Login for more...



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