Hawaii welcomes USS Preble, USS John Paul Jones

Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific Public Affairs Two guided-missile destroyers are arriving at their new homeport of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam this week — USS Preble (DDG 88) arrived Thursday and the USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) is scheduled to arrive today. The John Paul Jones is an exchange for the guided-missile cruiser USS […]

Storms pose’ one two punch’ for islands

Island residents cautioned to be prepared Karen S. Spangler Managing Editor, Ho`okele With two storms poised to deliver a “one-two punch” to the islands, residents are cautioned to get their emergency kits ready and prepare to batten down the hatches. It’s a rare event for Hawaii to be threatened by two tropical disturbances bearing down […]

RIMPAC 2014 Goal!

Photo illustration Photos by SrAirman James Richardson, MC1 Shannon E. Renfroe, MC2 Amanda R. Gray MC2 Taylor Smith, MC2 Jacob Estes

SECNAV launches Navy’s largest solar project in Hawaii

Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific Public Affairs Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus, along with Navy and Marine Corps senior leaders, announced the launch of the Navy’s largest solar power generation system project in Hawaii during a ground-breaking and blessing ceremony July 24 at Hospital Point at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH). Naval Facilities […]

Green energy powers humanitarian training

Brandon Bosworth Assistant Editor, Ho`okele Task Force Energy and Environment (TFEE), Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, utilized green “energy” renewable to fuel the humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR) training held last week on Ford Island as part of the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014. Renewable energy sources were the sole source of power […]

JBPHH holds change of command today

Karen S. Spangler Managing Editor, Ho`okele Capt. Jeffrey W. James is relinquishing command of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) to Capt. Stanley Keeve Jr. during a change of command ceremony today on Ford Island. James took command of JBPHH on June 3, 2011. James is retiring from the U.S. Navy after 30 years of service […]