15th Wing welcomes new commander

Story and photo by Capt. Nicole White 15th Wing Public Affairs Members of the 15th Wing offered aloha to a new commander during a change of command ceremony June 20. During the ceremony, Col. Kevin Gordon transferred command to Col. W. Halsey Burks. Lt. Gen. Kenneth Wils-bach, 11th Air Force commander, presided over the ceremony […]

HIANG delivers airlift support

154th Wing Public Affairs More than 50 Airmen, including members of the Hawaii Air National Guard (HIANG), and civilians traveled to Ramstein Air Base, Germany to participate in a Global Response Force led multinational exercise, known as Swift Response 18 (SR18). SR18 features airborne exercises, joint forcible entry personnel and equipment drops, air assault operations, […]

USS O’Kane returns home

Lt. j.g. Lucian DuChaine USS O’Kane Public Affairs The guided missile destroyer USS O’Kane (DDG 77) returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam June 4 after a seven-month western Pacific deployment. O’Kane departed Pearl Harbor Nov. 4 to conduct ballistic missile defense operations near the American territory of Guam. O’Kane remained on station for the majority […]

USINDOPACOM renamed, changes leadership

Public Affairs Communication & Outreach Adm. Phil Davidson relieved Adm. Harry Harris as commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM), in a ceremony May 30 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis presided over the ceremony. During his remarks Mattis praised Harris’ tenure and highlighted the importance for strong leadership in the Indo-Pacific […]

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 […]