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Army division announced change to one training exercise after air drop incident last week

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The army 25th infantry division announced a change to one of its training exercises in response to an incident last week, when an air-drop bundle missed its mark and landed in Waimanalo Elementary and Intermediate School

The intended target was the Bellows Air force Station. 

The 25th infantry division spokesperson told the Waimanalo neighborhood board they're suspending air drop training exercises there, and are looking for a new location.  

"The best thing we can do to prevent this type of thing from happening again is look for a different location for equipment bundle drop training," Lt. Col. Curt Kellogg, PIO 25th Infantry Division said.

Kellogg says the air drop training is important and so is working with the community. 

"We have other alternatives we can use and understand the community's concerns so we're going to try to address that and work together with our community partners so we can still meet our training needs and address some of their concerns," Kellogg said. 

Other concerns that were brought up by residents at Monday's meeting included noise from the base that could be heard at the school and in their homes. The army representative said they were aware of their concerns.