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F/A 18 fighter jets arrive at Marine Corps. Base Hawaii.UPDATED 7:50 PM HST Jul 12, 2013Video Transcript
Windward Oahu residents can expect more air traffic noise for the next few weeks. 12 F/A 18 fighter jets just arrived at Marine Corp Base Hawaii. And as KITV 4's Cam Tran reports, not only are they here for training but to deter any threats from North Korea. These fighter jets have a very distinct roar when they take off. In:33:38 it's the sound of freedom And Hawaii residents could be getting an earful of that freedom. 12 F/A-18 Hornet fighter will be temporarily housed at Marine Corp Base Hawaii to conduct combat training exercises on the Big Island. LT. COL. KEVIN PAETZOLD, UNITED STATES MARINE CORP. IN:: 30:25 WE HAVE THE CAPABILITY TO DO AIR TO GROUND MISSION, WE'LL BE OUT THERE DROPPING SMART BOMBS AND GUIDED WEAPONS, WE DO AIR TO AIR TRAINING AS WELL. WHERE WE SIMULATE AS IF WE ARE FIGHTING AGAINST OTHER AIR CRAFT 30:38 Even though these planes will be carrying live rounds, the military assures Hawaii residents they will be safe. IN: 35:28 WE TOOK OFF AND HEAD OVER THE WATER, WE PROCEED TO THE RANGE AND FLY INTO THE TOWN AND DROP IN A DESIGNATED AREA, WITH OUR SYSTEMS AND OUR F18'S THEY ARE VERY PRECISE 35:48 In addition to training, the 20 pilots as well as 180 other marines based in Fort Worth, are here to maintain a presence in the Pacific IN: 29:34 JUST TO BE OUT HERE IN CASE CERTAIN THREATS ERUPT Including any from North Korea. CAM TRAN STANDUP IN: 17:48 THESE FIGHTER JETS MAY LOOK FAMILIAR TO YOU THEY ARE THE SAME ONES THE BLUE ANGELS FLY DURING THE AIR SHOW. 17:51 The jets will be stationed in Kaneohe for three weeks, which means more noise and air activity for windward residents. LT. COL. KEVIN PAETZOLD, IN:32:25 AROUND LUNCH TIME LAUNCH AND THEN AT DUSK. WE ARE NOT GOING TO BE FLYING IN THE MORNING EARLY, WE ARE GOING TO MINIMIZE OUR IMPACT ON THE COMMUNITY Reporting from Marine Corps Base Hawaii. CT KITV 4 News.