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Proposed armed Military Special Ops planned for Mauna Kea Park violate County Regulations

Friday, November 23rd, 2018

Proposed armed Military Special Ops planned for Mauna Kea Recreation Area violate County Regulations.  Other Military Special Ops planned for shorelines and beaches, etc. on all Hawaiian islands

Press Release Friday, Nov. 23, 2018

Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action
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     “The proposed Military Special Ops planned for Mauna Kea Recreation Area violate County Regulations that prohibit “firearms” in Mauna Kea Recreation Area.  See regulations #15 below,” said Jim Albertini of Malu Aina.  Albertini also said see the Navy document that explains the Special Ops planned for Mauna Kea Recreation Area  https://drive.google.com/file/d/12fkkqJOOA8xi1DWUuejfxJBOXiO2mZGc/view?usp=sharing 

      Th e Navy document  on page two says the military mock enemy role players in the Special Ops  would have real weapons.  The Special Ops role playing is planned for “in and around the Mauna Kea Recreational Area buildings.” Albertini said “this is counter to what was told to me on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018 by Deputy Director Department of Parks & Recreation, Maurice C. Messina who put in writing: “Our cabins will be utilized for lodging purposes only.  No military exercises will be conducted at MKRA.”   Mr. Messina can be reached at 961-8311, 961-8420 and Maurice Messina@hawaiicounty.gov

     Albertini said, “Malu ‘Aina wants these military Special Ops planned for our County Mauna Kea Recreation Area stopped.  It is highly inappropriate to be conducting Military special Ops in our county parks.  These Special Ops are really assassination training missions and park users would be unsuspecting targets of military reconnaissance/surveillance personnel located in camouflaged positions on the slopes of Mauna Kea above Mauna kea Recreation Area.  The military surveillance personnel would be monitoring the mission of military role players mixing with park users..  The Military Special Ops document says “role players would present as a mock enemy conducting security patrols, meetings between role players, and have real weapons, with blanks so the training can be conducted with proper weight.  These personnel would remain in position day into night for 24 to 96 hours.”

     Albertini is appealing to County/State elected officials to cancel these Military Special Ops missions in our parks and public shoreline and beaches.  Military Maps shows Special Ops are also planned also for the North and South Kohala  beaches and shorelines.  The maps were published in the Hawaii Tribune Herald and West Hawaii Today on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018.  

   Here is the link to the Navy’s Draft Special Ops Environmental Assessment (EA) on all Hawaii Islands.  Deadline for Public comment is Dec. 10, 2018 

https://www.navfac.navy.mil/navfac_worldwide/pacific/about_us/national-environmental-policy-act–nepa–information/environmental-assessments-availble-for-public-review.html

Albertini said “these Military Special Ops are normalizing  military intrusion everywhere.  We need to stop this military madness now.   There is the potential for panic and  unintended violent clashes from frightened locals or tourists if they see someone (Special Ops enemy role player) with a gun at Mauna Kea Recreation Area, or elsewhere.  This should not be taken lightly.  The military needs to clean up its toxic messes including unexploded ordnance, Depleted Uranium (DU) radiation contamination, etc. all over Hawaii not expand its training into our parks, shorelines, and on the slopes of Sacred Mauna Kea.”

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Jim Albertini
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Big Island Video News story on Navy Special Ops planned for Mauna Kea County Park

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

Big Island Video News story on Navy Special Ops planned for Mauna Kea County Park

http://www.bigislandvideonews.com/2018/11/15/mauna-kea-rec-area-military-training-raises-concern/

Please urge Hawaii County officials to prevent such training.

Mahalo.

Jim

Document about Special Ops training in Mauna Kea Park

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

Document about Special Ops training in Mauna Kea Park

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https://drive.google.com/file/d/12fkkqJOOA8xi1DWUuejfxJBOXiO2mZGc/view?usp=sharing

Come on elected officials: Stand up, speak up against military intrusion everywhere. Stop this madness! The potential for panic and the potential for unintended violent clashes from frightened locals or tourists if they see someone (Special Ops enemy role player) with a gun at Mauna Kea Park playground, or elsewhere, should not be taken lightly.

It’s outrageous.  It appears the Navy now wants to expand operations and conduct armed covert Special Ops in our Mauna Kea county park and on the slopes of Mauna Kea above the park.  I say no way.  The military needs to clean up its toxic messes including unexploded ordnance, Depleted Uranium (DU) radiation contamination, etc. all over Hawaii not expand its training into our parks, shorelines, and on the slopes of Sacred Mauna Kea.

Jim Albertini

Military Special Ops Planned for all Hawaiian Islands

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

Come on elected officials:  Stand up, speak up against military intrusion everywhere.  Stop this madness! The potential for panic and the potential for unintended violent clashes from frightened locals or tourists if they see someone (Special Ops enemy role player) with a gun at Mauna Kea Park playground, or elsewhere, should not be taken lightly.  Jim Albertini

Military Special Ops Planned for all Hawaiian Islands

Air, land, and sea, near shore waters and shorelinesEven in County Parks, and the slopes of Sacred Mauna Kea!

      Hawaii is one of, if not, the most densely militarized places on the planet. Now the military wants to expand beyond its more than 100 military installations, and conduct secret Special Operations throughout Hawaii.

      Here is the link to the Navy’s Draft Special Ops Environmental Assessment (EA)

https://www.navfac.navy.mil/navfac_worldwide/pacific/about_us/national-environmental-policy-act–nepa–information/environmental-assessments-availble-for-public-review.html

      The public is encouraged to review and provide comments on the Draft EA through Dec. 10, 2018. Comments can be submitted by email to NFPAC-Receive@navy.mil or by mail to Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific, Attention: Project Manager, EV21.JZ, 258 Makalapa Drive, Ste 100, Pearl Harbor, Hi 96860-3134

      Jim Albertini of Malu’Aina said this Special Ops Draft EA is directly related to another Navy 106 document about Navy Special Ops proposed training in and around Mauna Kea Recreation area on Saddle Road. It’s outrageous.  It appears the Navy now wants to expand operations and conduct armed covert Special Ops in our Mauna Kea county park and on the slopes of Mauna Kea above the park.  I say no way.  The military needs to clean up its toxic messes including unexploded ordnance, Depleted Uranium (DU) radiation contamination, etc. all over Hawaii not expand its training into our parks, shorelines, and on the slopes of Sacred Mauna Kea. A map from the EA shows shoreline areas for Big island Special Ops besides the land training proposed in and around Mauna Kea Park.

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Navy wants to conduct Special OPs training on all islands, even in a Big Island County park

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Navy wants to conduct Special Ops training on all islands, even in a Big Island County Park

Here is new info about a Navy Special Ops Environmental Assessment (EA) in and around Hawaii I just received.

https://www.navfac.navy.mil/navfac_worldwide/pacific/about_us/national-environmental-policy-act–nepa–information/environmental-assessments-availble-for-public-review.html
 
This is directly related to another Navy 106 document I received in the US mail about Navy Special Ops proposed training in and around Mauna Kea Recreation area.  It’s outrageous.  It appears the Navy now wants to expand operations and conduct armed covert Special Ops in our Mauna Kea county park and on the slopes of Mauna Kea.  I say no way.  The military needs to clean up the toxic messes all over Hawaii not expand their training into our parks and on the slopes of Sacred Mauna kea.
 
I haven’t yet thoroughly reviewed the 200 plus pages of the EA but the executive summary says some form of Special Ops training is planed on every island.  Below is a map showing near shore areas for Big island Special Ops besides the land training in and around Mauna Kea Park.

Jim Albertini

https://hawaii.newsengin.com/gps2/uploads/7800646/navy-training-sites.jpg

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