Missile defense system tested
HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. military says it intercepted four out of five targets during a missile defense test in the Pacific this week.
The Missile Defense Agency says the five targets during Wednesday’s test at Kwajalein Atoll included one medium-range ballistic missile, two short-range ballistic missiles and two low-flying cruise missiles.
Agency spokeswoman Pamela Rogers says it was the largest and most complex test of the nation’s ballistic missile defense system. Soldiers at Kwajalein intercepted three of the missiles using two systems: the Patriot system and the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system.
Sailors aboard the USS Fitzgerald engaged one cruise missile. They attempted to shoot down a short-range missile but were unable to confirm interception.
Schools locked down on Oahu
HONOLULU (AP) — Army, state and federal officials locked down two schools at Schofield Barracks while searching for a man suspected in a domestic dispute.
Army officials on Thursday placed Solomon Elementary and Hale Kula Elementary schools on lockdown, keeping staff with students. Officials said on the Army’s Facebook page for Hawaii that the lockdown for Solomon was lifted hours later.
Multigenerational homes high here
HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau says more than 11 percent of Hawaii’s households are multigenerational.
The Census Bureau defines multigenerational as having three generations or more under one roof. That is the highest percentage of multigenerational households in the U.S. The Census Bureau — using data from 2009 to 2011 — found that demographically the highest concentration of multigenerational households is of Native Hawaiian or Pacific islander ancestry.