USS Michael Murphy sorties to conduct MEDEVAC

Commander, U.S. Third Fleet Public Affairs The guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) conducted an emergency medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) June 19 to assist a Sailor in need of medical attention aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86). At approximately 2:14 p.m., June 17, Shoup notified Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet that a Sailor aboard required […]

Conservation is key for Joint Base, RIMPAC 2016

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam is gearing up for the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise scheduled to begin June 30. Twenty-seven nations, 45 ships, five submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel will participate in the exercise. Besides providing an opportunity for service members from across the globe to train together and learn […]

Japan training squadron visits Pearl Harbor

Story and photo by MC2 Tamara Vaughn U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs A Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) training squadron comprising three ships began a three-day port visit at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam June 1 as part of a round-the-world deployment to 16 ports in 13 countries. During the port visit Adm. Scott Swift, […]

Battle Of Midway Remembered

Story and photo by MC2 Jeffrey Troutman Navy Public Affairs Support Element Detachment Hawaii The Battle of Midway was honored on its 74th anniversary with a wreath-dedication ceremony at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, May 31. The ceremony was attended by military service members, guests and members of the James Campbell High School Navy Junior […]

Service members honor 1944 West Loch victims

Staff Sgt. John Garver 8th Theater Sustainment Command Hawaii government officials, community representatives, and retired and active service members from all branches of the military gathered on the U.S. Army Logistic Support Vessel 4, the Lt. Gen. William B. Bunker, for the 72nd West Loch Disaster Remembrance Ceremony, May 20, hosted by U.S. Army Pacific […]

USNS Mercy visits Pearl Harbor in preparation for Pacific Partnership

Pacific Partnership Public Affairs USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arrived in Pearl Harbor May 18 as the ship and approximately 700 embarked personnel begin Pacific Partnership 2016. In its 11th year, Pacific Partnership will emphasize disaster preparedness through multilateral cooperation in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. While in port, Mercy will take on supplies and additional mission members, […]