Personnel commemorate 74th annual West Loch disaster remembrance ceremony

Story and photos by MC2 Somers Steelman Navy Public Affairs Support Element Detachment Hawaii Afloat Training Group Middle Pacific, with support from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) and the service Navy association hosted the 74th annual West Loch disaster remembrance ceremony May 18. On May 21, 1944, while preparing for Operation Forager, a World War […]

U.S. Pacific Fleet conducts change of command

MC1 Phillip Pavlovich U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs Adm. John C. Aquilino relieved Adm. Scott Swift as commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet (PACFLT) during a change of command ceremony on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam May 17. During his remarks, Swift reflected on his time in the Navy and thanked the Sailors and civilians at […]

Service members recognized

In honor and recognition of active duty service members stationed in Hawaii, Gov. David Ige officially proclaimed May 2018 as Hawaii Military Appreciation Month. Seven military service members were recognized for their outstanding community service during an opening ceremony May 4 at the Governor’s Office, Hawaii State Capitol. Among the recipients was Quartermaster 2nd Class […]

Dewey, Sterett visit Hawaii

Story and photo by MC2 Richard L.J. Gourley USS Sterett Public Affairs The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Dewey (DDG 105) and USS Sterett (DDG 104) arrived in Pearl Harbor May 1 and 2 for a final port visit before completing a three-month deployment. The visit will allow the ships to resupply before finishing their […]

USS Preble returns

Story and photo by MC3 Morgan K. Nall Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group Public Affairs The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) is scheduled to return to its homeport, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH), after a successful seven-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility (AOR) April 27. While […]

PMRF assists with Kauai relief

Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs The U.S. Navy in Hawaii is part of a multi-agency team providing relief to hundreds of isolated or displaced residents on Kauai this week after a devastating storm caused several landslides and massive flooding. The Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF), Barking Sands, is conducting the relief effort in coordination with […]