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Additional Army Downsizing Listening Session Scheduled for Oahu

Schofield Barracks

The Department of the Army is now conducting two, rather than just one, Community Listening Sessions in Hawaii regarding proposed Army personnel reductions. The U.S. Marines, Air Force and Navy are unaffected. The public is invited to attend, provide input, and learn more about the process that will be used to make Army stationing decisions.

Why Downsizing Is Good for Oahu

To learn more about how Army downsizing is a once-in-a-century opportunity for Hawaii and why the Army and its soldiers will benefit considerably from the reduction of forces, see the Oahu Council for Army Downsizing website.

Time & Location of Listening Sessions

The sessions will be at the originally scheduled location, the military's Hale Koa Hotel, DeRussy Hall, from 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. The Hale Koa's address is 2055 Kalia Road, Waikiki. Validated parking in the hotel's parking structure is available at $5 for up to 10 hours.

The newly added session will be the next evening at the same time, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m., Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at the Leilehua High School cafeteria, 1515 California Ave., Wahiawa (Oahu).

Both sessions will be hosted by Department of the Army leaders from Washington, D.C. and Maj. Gen. Charles Flynn, Commander, U.S. Army Hawaii.

Additional Information

No stationing decisions have been made yet, but Army leadership anticipates that an overall reduction of soldiers will impact most every Army post nationwide. The listening sessions give Oahu residents the opportunity to make make their voices heard on Oahu Army downsizing and how it will affect Oahu. The Army says RSVPs are appreciated, but not required.

In November 2014, the Army completed an analysis of impacts of potential force reductions on communities surrounding 30 Army installations, to include Fort Shafter and Schofield Barracks. The results are published in a final Army 2020 Force Structure Realignment, Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment (SPEA) Finding of No Significant Impact (FNSI) document, which can be found online at:

The document is also available at the following libraries: Hawaii State Library, Mililani Public Library, Kalihi-Palama Public Library, Salt Lake-Moanalua Public Library, and Wahiawa Public Library.

For further information regarding the Community Listening Sessions, contact the U.S. Army Hawaii Public Affairs Office at 808-656-3158/3159/3160 or via email.


Oahu Council for Army Downsizing website

Sign the petition in favor of Army downsizing