SECDEF visits Sailors in Hawaii

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter speaks to Sailors aboard USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) April 12. Carter is on a visit to the U.S. Pacific Command area of responsibility to make observations for the force of the future and the rebalance to the Pacific. (Additional photo on page A-5.) DoD photo by Petty Officer […]

SECNAV holds all hands call at PMRF

Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV), meets with Sailors from Pacific Missile Range Facility at Barking Sands, Kauai during a brief stop at the base April 2. The Navy’s senior leader addressed Sailors at an all-hands call in the base hangar and emphasized his focus on the “Four P’s” — Personnel, Platforms, Partnership and […]

Chief petty officers celebrate 122nd birthday

Story and photo by Senior Airman Christopher Stoltz Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Public Affairs The rank of Navy chief petty officer, as it is recognized today, was officially established on April 1, 1893. One hundred and twenty-two years later, the chief petty officer’s ability to build relationships and find solutions for both officers and enlisted […]

Navy commands in Hawaii garner top environmental awards

Brandon Bosworth Assistant Editor, Ho`okele Navy commands in Hawaii were recently recognized for their commitment to the environment. Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) was honored and presented with a certificate for its environmental and cultural successes by the Hawaii House of Representatives at a ceremony held March 24 at the Hawaii State Capitol. House Resolution […]

Pearl Harbor Colors celebrates Women’s History Month

MC1 Omari K. Way Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs Navy Region Hawaii honored the history of women in uniform during a Pearl Harbor Colors, honors and heritage ceremony held March 19 at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument. Set at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, commanding officers from the two surface […]

Navy celebrates 100 years of Navy Reserve commitment

Story and photo by MC2 Johans Chavarro Navy Public Affairs Support Element West, Detachment Hawaii Civilians, active duty service members and Reserve Sailors gathered March 11 at the historic Battleship Missouri Memorial on Ford Island, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, for the Navy Reserve Centennial Commemoration (NRCC). For 100 years, young men and women from across […]