Community, government leaders meet at PTA

| March 5, 2010 | 0 Comments

POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii — More than 45 community and government leaders attended the annual community leaders day at Pohakuloa Training Area, here, Feb. 24.

Attendees at Pohakuloa Training Area’s annual community leaders day learn about PTA’s missions and facilities. Other activities included a tour of PTA. (Courtesy Photo)The event provided an overview of the training missions and facilities at PTA and an opportunity for Army leadership to thank community leaders.

“Your collegiate support and your interest here today are evident that you all care,” said Debra Zedalis, regional director for Installation Management Command-Pacific Region. “Training at PTA and in Hawaii is our service members’ life blood.

“We want to ensure our sons and daughters are as well prepared as we can provide, so they come back whole,” she said.

Big Island Mayor William Kenoi expressed his appreciation to the PTA staff.

“I thank you for the Army’s commitment to our environmental and cultural resources,” he said. “I receive letters across my desk praising your good work here, protecting the rare and endangered plant species and how you then share and beautify our communities.”

Big Island Mayor William Kenoi (right) presents Pohakuloa Training Area horticulturalist Kathleen Kawakami a certificate thanking her staff for their environmental protection programs. (Courtesy Photo)Attendees included federal congressional delegation staffs, state government representatives, legislators, county officials, the University of Hawaii-Hilo chancellor and local emergency responders.

The group received a PTA tour and briefings by U.S. Marine Forces Pacific, Federal Highway Commission, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii and PTA staff.

 

Category: Community Relations, Leadership, News, U.S. Army Garrison-Pohakuloa (USAG-Pohakuloa)

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