Hawaii Navy commands pin new chiefs

Newly appointed chief petty officers (CPO) assigned to various commands in Hawaii were recognized at this year’s CPO pinning ceremony, Sept. 15. Ceremonies were held at the Historic Hickam Officers’ Club, USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park and other venues. The chief pinning ceremony is a part of a long-standing tradition that honors and recognizes […]

Chief selectees take part in CPO Pride Week

Story and photo by William J. Blees Navy Public Affairs Support Element Detachment Hawaii Approximately 100 chief petty officer (CPO) selectees from 11 different commands stationed across Hawaii honored 124 years of Navy chief heritage by participating in the third annual island-wide CPO Pride Week at the Battleship Missouri Memorial on Ford Island, Sept. 7. […]

Battleship Missouri Memorial commemorates 72 years of peace in the Pacific

Battleship Missouri Memorial Association “Today the guns are silent. A great tragedy has ended. A great victory has been won,” were Gen. Douglas MacArthur ‘s words from Sept. 2, 1945, which rang out again across the decks of the USS Missouri on Sept. 2, 72 years later. Hundreds gathered to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of […]

USS John Paul Jones, PMRF connect

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and U.S. Navy sailors aboard USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) successfully conducted a complex missile defense flight test, resulting in the intercept of a medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM) target using Standard Missile (SM) 6 guided missiles during a test off the coast of Hawaii, Aug. 30. John Paul Jones […]

Missing Sailors identified

U.S. Navy identifies one dead, nine missing USS John S. McCain Sailors U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs After more than 80 hours of multinational search efforts, the U.S. Navy suspended search and rescue efforts for missing USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) Sailors in an approximately 2,100-square mile area east of the Straits of Malacca […]

USS Chafee crew intercepts 827 kilograms of cocaine

U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet Public Affairs The Pearl Harbor-based Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, USS Chafee (DDG 90), seized more than 800 kilograms of illicit narcotics, Aug. 2, off the coast of Central America. While conducting a routine patrol in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility, a Sikorsky MH-60R multi-mission helicopter […]