Naval special warfare command proposal opposed

I strongly oppose any and all land-ocean and air-based training activities for naval special operations personnel within the County of Maui, which includes Maui, Molokai and Lanai.

These practices for war, inclusive and not limited to active explosives, would devastate our island home, cause danger to our natural resources and put our culture, families and children in harm’s way.

This is a repeat of our opposition to all that took place on our island of Kahoolawe. It is the same same mindset, just using three more of our islands as a war zone!

We live here. We work here. We are trying to grow our families here. Not start wars here!

When is the military going to stop terrorizing Hawaii and respect this land the way we do?

Enough is enough. Stop, now before there are none of us left to preserve our way of life, our culture and our legacy.

If you agree with me, send your comments to NF-PAC-Receive@navy.mil by Jan. 7.

My life motto: Never forget who you are and where you come from!

Sheron Leihuanani Bissen

Wailuku