UXO on Hawaiian Home Lands in Former Waikoloa Maneuver Area


The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands is working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to identify all Trust lands affected with UXO.  Right now, we know that Trust Lands in the former Waikoloa Maneuver Area (WMA) include Puʻukapu; Kūhiō Village; Lālāmilo; and four lots in Kawaihae ma kai.  Lands in Makuʻu Farm Lots were the former target site known as Popoki Target Area.  Both areas were utilized by the U.S. Military during World War II.

Trust lands in the former WMA are currently being investigated by the USACE along with their civilian prime contractor, Parsons.

For more information on the unexploded ordnance (UXO) property investigation process please click here: UXO Property Investigation Process.

Upcoming UXO Open House

The USACE and Parsons will be providing updated information for DHHL lessees and other stakeholders in Waimea, Hawaiʻi on the planned investigation of portions of the former WMA at the following date and time:

Thursday, March 30, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
DHHL West Hawaiʻi District Office
64-756 Māmalahoa Hwy., Waimea, HI 96743

Here is the latest update from the USACE on current UXO scanning efforts in Waimea:

Background Information