The Navy hires biologists and oceanographers to assess and document its environmental impact, but many of those impacts remain unknown.
The USS Halsey returned to its homeport Monday after operations in the Arabian Gulf supporting the withdrawal from Afghanistan and in the South China Sea.
West Oahu residents and lawmakers have expressed concern about the military’s approach to outreach and facilities planning in their communities.
The Hawaii Democrat said the Biden administration’s budget doesn’t reflect its promises to shift focus to the Pacific after ending America’s longest war.
After two decades of secretive drone operations in the Middle East and Africa, the military wants to use drones as scouts in the Pacific.
It was reintroduced by Hawaii’s Democratic Sen. Brian Schatz on the 10th anniversary of the repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.
The exercise runs through Oct. 8, but the Marines are preparing for the eventual permanent stationing of the remote weapon system on Oahu.
Chinese and Russian ships have moved closer to America’s Pacific territories amid increasing tension in the region.
As the pandemic has kept more people home, noisy military training has become more noticeable.