This is regarding The Pu'uloa Firing Range in Ewa Beach. Loud verbal commands and announcements begin as early as 6am in the Ewa Beach Community where the Firing Range is located. The volume of the PA System is louder than the gunfire. The announcer can be heard miles away and is very disruptive at such an early hour. This occurs almost daily!! I always thought the military strives to be "good neighbors" in the community where they reside. These Noise Concerns have been brought to the USMC and Neighborhood Board but with no success on finding a resolution. We understand that firearms training is imperative but its the early and overly loud start time of the announcer over the microphone and PA System that is very disruptive and negatively affects everyone in the neighborhood.
Quieter O'ahu Response:Aloha,
Yet another voice speaking up about the Pu'uloa Shooting Range.
Please visit the below two links for background on this noise issue. The range noise is top-of-mind for the Ewa Neighborhood Board (No. 23), and I'm certain they will be able to provide you with status of discussions with the USMC about the unacceptable noise there. The links below will hopefully bring you up to speed on the topic.
You can reach the Ewa Neighborhood Board No. 23 via email at the link below. Suggest an email to the Chair, Vice Chair, or any of the At-Large members to establish initial dialogue on the topic of noise at the Pu'uloa Range.
Hope this helps.