SECNAV launches Navy’s largest solar project in Hawaii

Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific Public Affairs Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus, along with Navy and Marine Corps senior leaders, announced the launch of the Navy’s largest solar power generation system project in Hawaii during a ground-breaking and blessing ceremony July 24 at Hospital Point at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH). Naval Facilities […]

Green energy powers humanitarian training

Brandon Bosworth Assistant Editor, Ho`okele Task Force Energy and Environment (TFEE), Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, utilized green “energy” renewable to fuel the humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR) training held last week on Ford Island as part of the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014. Renewable energy sources were the sole source of power […]

JBPHH holds change of command today

Karen S. Spangler Managing Editor, Ho`okele Capt. Jeffrey W. James is relinquishing command of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) to Capt. Stanley Keeve Jr. during a change of command ceremony today on Ford Island. James took command of JBPHH on June 3, 2011. James is retiring from the U.S. Navy after 30 years of service […]

NASA launches LDSD on Kauai

NASA’s low density supersonic decelerator (LDSD) technology demonstration hardware is readied for shipping at Jet Propulsion Laboratory to the test site at the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) on Kauai, Hawaii. (Editor’s note: The LDSD was launched on June 28 on Kauai.) U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Mathew J. Diendorf

RIMPAC 2014 Underway

Coverage of RIMPAC 2014 will be featured in Ho`okele over the next few weeks. Photo illustration | U.S. Navy photos by MC2 Tiarra Fulgham, MC3 Pyoung K. Yi, MC3 Johans Chavarro

Welcome back USS Lake Erie

Story and photos by MC2 Diana Quinlan Navy Public Affairs Support Element West, Detachment Hawaii The Hawaii-based, Ticonderoga-class, guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70) returned June 16 from a four-month deployment to the western Pacific. This is the last time the ship and crew of Lake Erie returns home to Pearl Harbor as they […]