U.S. weighs making Hawaii missile test site operational

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    AMDR Captain Staff Member Administrator

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    AEGIS ASHORE in Hawaii

    The U.S. military has stepped up discussions on converting its Aegis missile defense test site in Hawaii into a combat-ready facility that would bolster American defenses against ballistic missile attacks, according to sources familiar with the discussions.

    The proposal, which has been discussed sporadically for several years, was given fresh impetus by North Korea's fourth nuclear test on Jan. 6 and by recent strides in China's missile technology capabilities, said current and former U.S. military officials, congressional aides and other sources.

    The rest of the article is here: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-missile-defense-hawaii-idUSKCN0V0008
     

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    Hawaii is in range of the DF-31 and could be in range of North Korean Missiles in the future.
     
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    Falcon Lieutenant Colonel Staff Member Social Media Team

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    Aegis Ashore is a must for Hawaii. Just look at the fleet stationed there!!! :0-:




    America's Strategic Presence in the Pacific


    Commander, Navy Region Hawaii is tasked to support our Navy’s ships, submarines and aircraft as well as the Sailors who operate them and their families.

    This support involves port and housekeeping services for the 29 surface ships and submarines homeported at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, as well as 36 operational aircraft stationed at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe.

    Navy Region Hawaii oversees the U.S. Navy’s largest and most strategic island base in the Pacific. The Navy region extends over 23,000 acres of land and water on Oahu and Kauai and serves as the host for the headquarters of seven major Navy commands, including the Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet. Commander Navy.

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    This page contains links to and information about the surface ships, submarines and aircraft squadrons homeported in Hawaii.

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    Commander, Naval Surface Group, Middle Pacific

    Commander Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific is a U.S. Navy command responsible for maintenance and training of the surface ships homeported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
    Commander Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific is subordinate to Commander Naval Surface Force Pacific located in San Diego, California, for administrative matters, and Commander Third Fleet for operational matters. Its mission is to prepare these ships for forward deployed fleet operations. Commander Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific also provides administrative support to the family members of our sailors.

    The COMNAVSURFGRU MIDPAC Staff commands assigned surface combatant, auxiliary, fleet support, and special warfare forces; exercises operational control of forces not assigned to other commanders; and maintains all ships, special forces, and staffs of the Group in an optimum state of training, readiness, discipline, and morale in order to maintain their maximum readiness for sustained combat operations at sea.

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    Thats like a whole navy. |Snaphappy|

    Better to protect the main pacific base. China can try Japanese style attack from WW2 but with missiles. After that they make big move in Pacific.
     
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    Patriot1776 2nd Lieutenant

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    This is just an airline map i believe, but it really shows how close Hawaii is and it is defiantly a huge strategical advantage.

    Some history on hawaii being used as a strategical base. "With annexation, the United States saw Hawaii as its most strategic military asset.... U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt expanded the military presence in Hawaii and established several key bases, some still in use today. By 1906, the entire island of Oahu was being fortified at the coastlines with the construction of a "Ring of Steel," a series of gun batteries mounted on steel coastal walls. One of the few surviving batteries completed in 1911, Battery Randolph, is today the site of the U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii.

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