Stop Bombing Pohakuloa Protest June 2, 2021 PTA Main Gate 10AM

Stop Bombing Pohakuloa!

Stop the Desecration of our Sacred ʻAina

Protest: Wed. June 2, 2021 Pohakuloa Main Gate 10AM – 11:30 AM

Carpools from Hilo side leaving Komohana & Saddle Rd at 9AM Please join the protest and pass the word.  Mahalo.


When asked why he was traveling to Kaho’olawe in 1977, this was his reply:

“Simply … the reason is … I am a Hawaiian and I’ve inherited the soul of my kupuna. It is my moral

responsibility to attempt an ending to this desecration of our sacred ʻāina …” ~ George Helm ~

[George Helm on the boat to Kaho’olawe, 1977]

George Helm lost his life in the struggle to stop the bombing of Kaho’olawe in March of 1977. Finally in 1990, after a decades long struggle, the bombing of Kaho’olawe was stopped.

      The Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) located in the center of Hawaii Island is a 133,000-acre military live-fire training area for the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines., and foreign countries too. PTA is nearly 5 times the size of Kaho’olawe. The area has been bombed for more than 75 years, with more than 14 million live-rounds fired annually. (Current figures are secret.) Military toxins, including lead, cancer causing Depleted Uranium (DU) radiation, perchlorate, PFAS, etc. contaminate the area. Some contaminants, including DU oxide particles can be carried long distances by the wind.

      B-2 & B-52 Strategic bombers fly non-stop from Missouri, Louisiana, and Guam to bomb Pohakuloa. Where are the voices of our religious leaders, government representatives at the county, State and Federal level and ordinary citizens speaking out to say enough? Sign the petition to not renew the lease of State lands at PTA ($1 for 65 years of 23,000 acres of Public lands). Sign here:

     On June 4th there will be a PTA change of command from Lt.Col. JR Borce to Lt. Col. Kevin Kronin.We’ve been through a lot of these before.  Same old… Same old!  The bombing continues and promises are broken.

Pohakuloa is a Training Ground for Nuclear War!

Stop the Desecration! Stop the Bombing! Aloha ‘Aina!

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