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Hawaii is used to train island-hopping military

  • COURTESY U.S. ARMY
                                Schofield Barracks soldiers prepare for an artillery piece to be dropped off at the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai during exercise Steel Crucible.

    COURTESY U.S. ARMY

    Schofield Barracks soldiers prepare for an artillery piece to be dropped off at the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai during exercise Steel Crucible.

  • COURTESY U.S. ARMY
                                A soldier arms artillery rounds during a Steel Crucible exercise.

    COURTESY U.S. ARMY

    A soldier arms artillery rounds during a Steel Crucible exercise.

A recent two-week Schofield Barracks exercise run by the 3rd Battalion, 7th Field Artillery called “Steel Crucible” is a case in point. A total of 587 troops took part in the Jan. 18-31 training, with about 60 Hawaii Marines within the total. Read more

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