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Army seeks comment on proposal to continue Pohakuloa land lease

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Army on Friday said it was seeking comment on its proposal to continue to use state lands on Hawaii island for training.

The Army has prepared a draft environmental impact statement regarding 23,000 acres of state land it wants to continue leasing at Pohakuloa Training Area. It’s accepting public comment on the study through June 7.

Public comment may be submitted online, by email and U.S. mail. They will be accepted in person at two meetings scheduled to be held on Hawaii island this month.

The first will be at the Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo on April 25. The second will be at Waimea District Park in Waimea on April 26.

U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii will broadcast the public meetings on its YouTube channel.