Hail to the Chiefs

Rear Adm. Brian Fort, commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific, congratulates newly-pinned Chief Information Systems Technician Shericka Brantley at the conclusion of the regional chief petty officer pinning ceremony at the Hickam Chapel Center on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Sept. 14. Photo by MC2 Jessica O. Blackwell

Aloha O’Kane and Wayne E. Meyer

Aloha means hello and goodbye: Navy Region Hawaii welcomes USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108), which arrived this week to its new homeport at JBPHH, and bids farewell to USS O’Kane (DDG 77). O’Kane was commissioned in Pearl Harbor Oct. 23, 1999 and has been homeported here for nearly 19 years. It has departed for […]

Services, community band together for awareness

Story and photos by MC1 Corwin Colbert Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs Navy Region Hawaii hosted a Joint Services Suicide Prevention Proclamation signing at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Sept. 5 in support of National Suicide Awareness Month. Hawaii Gov. David Ige, service members from every branch of service, Department of Defense (DoD) personnel as well […]

CPO Legacy Academy tours USS bowfin

USS Missouri Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Legacy Academy Class 019 members tour the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, Aug. 28. The CPO Legacy Academy is a six-day course in which the chief petty officers and selectees live aboard the Battleship Missouri Memorial and participate in preservation activities, leadership […]

Ray Emory In Memoriam (1921-2018)

Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs Pearl Harbor survivor, former Chief Boatswain’s Mate Ray Emory, 97, passed away Aug. 20 in Boise, Idaho. Emory dedicated his life to identifying the remains of hundreds of service members killed on Dec. 7, 1941 and buried as “unknowns” in Hawaii. He helped identify the remains of more than 100 […]

Traditions continues

Story and photos by Randy Dela Cruz Sports Editor, Ho‘okele Twenty-one years ago, Sen. Daniel Akaka had a vision to introduce local businesses and products into the vast chain of military commissaries and exchanges. The concept would not only serve local businesses with an outlet to share their products with the military community in Hawaii, […]