FYI Newsletter from MCBH Jan 24, 2018

THE ALOHA NEWSLETTER 24 January 2018
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION AND TRAINING AREAS
 MCAS Kaneohe Bay hours of operation: Monday – Thursday: 7 a.m. – Midnight; Friday: 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.
 Saturday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Closed Sundays and holidays) *Aircraft maintenance will occur 24/7, as required to maintain aircraft safety. Exceptions on the following date: Jan. 31st – airfield hours are 8 a.m. – 1 a.m.
 Marine Corps Training Area Bellows: Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
 Ulupau Crater Range Training Facility: Monday – Sunday: 6 a.m. – 11 p.m.
 Pu’uloa Range Training Facility: Monday – Sunday: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
CURRENT EVENTS
 MCAS airfield is now open for normal operations. Regular hours of operation are posted above.
 Many of the Hawaii-based Marines are participating in an Integrated Training Exercise that simulates deployment. The training and assessments will take place in Twenty Nine Palms, California.
http://www.marines.mil/News/News-Display/Article/1415824/hawaii-marines-depart-for-itx-2-18/
 Unmanned aerial system Marines earn award for combat operations overseas. Here is a link to an article about their achievement.
http://www.mcbhawaii.marines.mil/News/News-Article-Display/Article/1399206/vmu-3-marines-awarded-for-combat-operations-overseas/

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This week’s Aloha Newsletter from MCBH

MCB Hawaii will host visiting F-18s for local training aboard the base until mid-September.
– The Fisher House will be hosting their 6th Annual 8k Hero & Remembrance Run Saturday, Sept. 9th beginning at 6 a.m. at Ford Island. The event of free and open to the public. If you would like to volunteer, call 913-217-0800.f18

MCBH Update -Aircraft Hours and Bellows Beach

The following is an excerpt from the current MCBH Aloha Newsletterf18

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS – The airfield will be conducting 24-hour operations on June 17, 2017 and June 24, 2017 – There will be increased airfield activity in Mid-July due to a visiting Marine Expeditionary Unit.

MCB Hawaii will host visiting F-18s at the end of August who are supporting local training.

Bellows Beach Park will be closed for day use and camping July 14-17th because of amphibious operations –

Windward Coalition’s February Newsletter

Please click on this link   to read the latest newsletter from the Windward Coalition.

Highlights include:

  • Osprey comments from Col Killeen, the Commanding Officer at MCBH
  • Improvements in the sewer plant neighborhood
  • Attempted expansion of Hawaii Memorial Park
  • Crime in the Kaneohe Bay area
  • Plans for new area restaurants

URGENT Message re: Kailua Bay

This is an urgent update from the Kmaxresdefaultailua Neighborhood Board about a Legislative Bill for a “slow-no-wake” zone for motorized boats in Kailua Bay.

The contents of our original bill HB803 was transferred to HB117. So now we must direct our support to HB117.  HB117 has been scheduled for a hearing this Tuesday, February 14. This is a low profile bill so we need to show that there is extensive support for it by attending the hearing, or submitting testimony. Testimony should include reference to such things as the very numerous recreational activities that occur in Kailua Bay, the congestion in the water, and the accidental death and injury that has already occurred, etc.

Sending in testimony is very simple. Go to www.capitol.hawaii.gov click on “submit testimony.” Sign in or sign up and go to “submit testimony” for HB117.

I think this bill has a good chance of passing, and we need it to provide the necessary safety in Kailua Bay for our residents and visitors. Please take the time to testify, and let me know if you have any questions. Feel free to forward this email.