Thursday, February 4, 2016

More Noise

Date: Feb. 4, 2016

Increased aircraft activity at MCB Hawaii

MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII, Kaneohe Bay - Residents on Oahu should anticipate an increase in military aircraft and ground operations due to multiple training events occurring in February 2016 at all Marine Corps Base (MCB) Hawaii locations, which include the base at Kaneohe Bay and Marine Corps Training Area Bellows (MCTAB).  

Oahu residents may see and hear increased aircraft activity surrounding the base during the hours listed below. F/A-18 Hornet aircraft will be temporarily based at MCB Hawaii for approximately 30 days starting mid-February; these aircraft will follow normal airfield hours.  Additionally, there will be periods of 24-hour airfield operations, and maintenance may occur overnight to ensure the safe operation of all aircraft. 

Expected Airfield Hours, February 2016     
Normal Operations: 
Monday - Thursday, 7 a.m. to midnight  
Friday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.  
Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.   
Exceptions: Feb. 8 - 10 and Feb. 15-19, 24-hour operations
Note: Airfield hours may change without notice due to operational commitments.  Aircraft maintenance will occur 24 hours a day as required to maintain aircraft safety.

Bellows Beach Park located at MCTAB will be closed due to amphibious operations from Feb. 19 to 22, and is expected to reopen at noon on Feb. 26. The City and County of Honolulu's notification is available here: 

Marine Corps Base Hawaii sincerely appreciates the community's support and understanding as service members train to defend this great nation and prepare for overseas contingencies. The exercises and real-world military operations sometimes generate an increase in aircraft and weapon noise.  Community members can report noise concerns through our website at or call us at 808-257-8832. The Noise Concern phone number is monitored Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily; we are closed all federal holidays and may close at other times due to operational or training commitments.  

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