No Bystanders

Adm. John Richardson Chief of Naval Operations Editors note: The following message was sent by Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson to all commanders fleetwide. Team, we have a problem and we need to solve it. Really solve it—not put a band-aid on it, not whitewash over it, not look the other way. The […]

From sea to shore: Sailor of the year

MC2 Jeff Troutman Navy Public Affairs Support Element Hawaii MC2 Brian Wilbur PACFLT Public Affairs First-class petty officers selected as finalists from around Pacific Fleet (PACFLT) gathered at Pearl Harbor for the 2016 Pacific Fleet Sea And Shore Sailor of the Year (SOY), March 4-10. Throughout the week, the 14 finalists visited historical sites such […]

USS Michael Murphy completes OMSI mission

Story and photos by MC3 Danny Kelley Navy Public Affairs Support West The U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy completed an 18-day joint mission in the Central and South Pacific under the Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) to combat transnational crimes, enforce fisheries laws and enhance regional security, Feb. 18. A Coast Guard law enforcement […]

USS Hopper returns to Pearl Harbor

Commander, U.S. Third Fleet Public Affairs The guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) returned from a 180-day independent deployment to the Arabian Gulf, western Pacific, and Indian Ocean, Feb. 21. While deployed to the U.S. 5th and 7th fleets, the ship and crew of more than 330 Sailors, assigned to Destroyer Squadron (CDS) 9, conducted […]

Hawaiian culture shared

Navy Public Affairs Support Element Detachment Hawaii The Department of Defense (DoD) along with Native Hawaiian Organizations (NHO) held a three-day DoD Native Hawaiian Cultural Communications and Consultation Course (NHCCCC) at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam beginning Feb 7. The course focused on how to provide DoD employees awareness of Hawaiian history and culture, as […]

Success! U.S., Japan conduct intercept test

Missile Defense Agency The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA), the Japan Ministry of Defense, and U.S. Navy Sailors aboard USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) successfully conducted a flight test Feb. 3 (Hawaii Standard Time), resulting in the first intercept of a ballistic missile target using the Standard Missile-3 (SM-3). The SM-3 Block IIA is […]