Press Release: Military Cancels Strategic Bombing of Pohakuloa for Oct. 16 and 18

Press Release: Military Cancels Strategic Bombing of Pohakuloa for Oct. 16 and 18

The Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) Public Affairs Officer, Mike Donnelly, confirmed to me by phone this morning (Oct. 11, 2019) that the Strategic aircraft bombing of Pohakuloa announced in an Oct. 1, 2019 PTA media release for Oct. 16th and 18th at PTA has been cancelled.  The protest of bombing at PTA scheduled for 10AM at the PTA main gate on Oct. 16th will go forward since other heavy live firing is taking place at PTA.  Word of the Oct. 16 PTA  protest of strategic bombing was spreading like wild fire on social media.

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Strategic aircraft to bomb Pohakuloa Oct. 16 and 18. See military media release below. Stop Bombing Pohakuloa gathering Wed. Oct. 16, 2019 at PTA main gate 10AM
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Strategic aircraft generally refer to B-2 , B-1 and B-52 bombers. While these bombers can carry conventional weapons, they are also known to be the strategic nuclear weapon bombers. Photo of a B-2 bomber below.

On 10/9/2019 10:35 AM, Jim Albertini wrote:

Aloha ‘Aina

Protect Pohakuloa, Mauna Kea & All Sacred Sites

Stop Bombing Pohakuloa!

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019

Pohakuloa Main gate 10AM till Noon

b2          stealth    

      A military press release of October 1, 2019 said that on Oct. 16 and 18, strategic aircraft will bomb Pohakuloa. The B-2 stealth strategic nuclear bomber (shown above) may be the strategic aircraft involved. Three B-2s are deployed from Joint Base Pearl Harbor – Hickam. Other B-2s from Louisiana, Missouri, and Guam have also bombed Pohakuloa flying non-stop from their respective bases. Each B-2 bomber costs in excess of $2 Billion. The military media release also said that Oct. 2019 training at the Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) will involve small and heavy weapons, artillery and mortar training, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), and helicopter gunnery.

Stop the Bombing!  Stop the Wars!  Enough already!

Stop Bombing our sacred sites!

Stop bombing our water source -Kaohe!

Stop Bombing Mauna Kea!   Kapu Aloha!

      The military Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) located in the center of Hawaii island is 133,000-acres in size. That is 4-5 times the size of Kaho’olawe and bigger than the island of Guam. PTA has been used as a war training ground since WWII, more than 75 years. Today, all branches of the U.S. military, conduct live-fire war training at PTA. Virtually every kind of weapon – from small arms, artillery, rockets, bombs, etc. are fired at PTA. PTA is now contaminated with a wide range of military toxins, including lead, perchlorate, Depleted Uranium (DU) radiation, etc.

Malama I Ka ‘Aina – Take care of the Land!

Please pass on this information to ohana and friends. Mahalo.

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