DPAA hosts National POW/MIA Recognition Day

Tech. Sgt. Kathrine Dodd Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency Service members and civilians gathered to honor former American prisoners of war (POW) and those who are still missing in action (MIA) from past-armed conflicts during the National POW/ MIA Recognition Day ceremony, Sept. 16. Hosted by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), the ceremony took place […]

Citadel Pacific 16: PMRF always ready, always vigilant

Robert Purdy Pacific Missile Range Facility Public Affairs Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) security forces and Navy first responders refined their emergency response skills during an active shooter drill held at PMRF, Aug. 30. The exercise which was part of Citadel Pacific 16 (CP-16) focused on an active shooter incident occurring in one of the […]

Navy, Air Force participate in Conservation Congress

Story and photo by MC2 Katarzyna Kobiljak Navy Public Affairs Support Element Detachment Hawaii Approximately 8,000 attendees from 170 countries joined the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu Sept. 1-10. The IUCN is a membership union uniquely composed of both government and civil society […]

President addresses environment in Honolulu

President Barack Obama waves before exiting Air Force One after arriving on the flightline at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Aug. 31. Obama was in Hawaii to speak to leaders at the Pacific Islands Conference of Leaders and the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources World Conservation Congress. He visited Midway Atoll Sept. […]

USS Port Royal and USS Hopper deploy

Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs Guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73), with an embarked detachment from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 37 (HSM-37), and guided-missile destroyer USS Ho pper (DDG 70) departed their homeport of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for an independent deployment to the U.S. 7th and 5th Fleet areas of operation, Aug. 25. […]

PMRF holds change of command

Robert Purdy PMRF Public Affairs Capt. Vincent R. Johnson relieved Capt. Bruce W. Hay Jr. as commanding officer of Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) at a change of command and retirement ceremony held at the base air operations hangar, Aug. 12. Hay retired from 26 years of naval service during the ceremony. Hay assumed command […]