Forging the Future

National Park Service The National Park Service and the United States Navy will host the National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 77th Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony, today, to honor and remember the 2,390 American casualties lost during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the island of Oahu Dec. 7, 1941. The ceremony will begin at 7:50 […]

‘Day of infamy’ remembered

Dec. 7, 2018 will mark 77 years since America was launched into World War II with the attack on Oahu, including Pearl Harbor. These are some commemorative events taking place this year, Dec. 1-7. Dec. 1 • A Pearl Harbor History Day will be held at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center from 8 a.m. to […]

HPD promotes off-duty safety

Story and photo by MC2 Charles Oki Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs Officers from the Honolulu Police Department (HPD) spoke to Sailors assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1 as part of a holiday safety stand down at the Ford Island Conference Center on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Nov. 15. The HPD officers […]

Honoring Veterans

Battleship Missouri Memorial This year’s Veterans Day observances included a sunset ceremony aboard the Battleship Missouri Memorial at Ford Island, Nov. 11. All veterans were honored, both past and present, who have served our country with valor and heroism, and with many making the ultimate sacrifice. A special tribute was paid to “Korean War Veterans […]

Celebrating Makahiki

MCC Donald W. Randall Navy Region Hawaii Regional Operations Center The annual Makahiki was celebrated at Rainbow Bay Marina, Nov. 3. The Makahiki, or Thanksgiving festival, featured ho‘okupu (gift) presentations, cultural demonstrations and ancient traditional games. The event was free and open to the public. Guests from Native Hawaiian organizations included the Royal Order of […]

Interception

Story and photo by Mark Wright Missile Defense Agency The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA), and Sailors aboard USS John Finn (DDG-113) successfully conducted an intercept of a medium-range ballistic missile target with a Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA missile during a flight test off the west coast of Hawaii. The SM-3 Block IIA is […]