Today, Senator Brian Schatz announced that the Department of the Army will construct and operate an Infantry Platoon Battle Course and associated infrastructure at Pohakuloa Training Area. This $29 million project will support the live-fire collective training needs of the Army, Army Reserve, and Hawaii Army National Guard units.
"I am very pleased to announce that the Department of the Army will construct an Infantry Platoon Battle Course at Pohakuloa Training Area," said Senator Brian Schatz. "This project will both create jobs in Hawaii and provide our troops with an apt training ground to ensure the safety of our state and our nation. Hawai`i has long been a strategic and imperative training ground for the U.S. Army. I'm happy to announce that our local economy and defense preparedness will both be improved with the construction of this battle course. I look forward to working with the Department of the Army in the coming months and years to make this a reality."