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It's Wahine Koa versus Bombshells for flag football crown

It’s Wahine Koa versus Bombshells for flag football crown

Story and photos by Randy Dela Cruz Sports Editor As expected, the road to the Hawaii Women’s Gridiron League (HWGL) championship will all come down to the top two teams, with the undefeated Wahine Koa squaring off against the Bombshells after both squads won their semifinal games on Dec. 8 at Kaneohe District Park. The […]

Experience and remember at Ford Island Historical Tour

Experience and remember at Ford Island Historical Tour

Helen Ko Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Morale, Welfare and Recreation The attack on Pearl Harbor and Hickam is well-known to visitors and locals alike, but for some people, the history of Ford Island is undiscovered and waiting to be explored. Ford Island is also known as Moku’ume’ume- (Island of Strife). A tour of the island […]

Last-minute holiday gifts available at Hawaiian Holiday Festival

Last-minute holiday gifts available at Hawaiian Holiday Festival

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Morale, Welfare and Recreation The 2013 Hawaiian Holiday Festival began Dec. 12 at the Hickam Commissary parking lot and continues through Dec. 15. Patrons can browse through discounted products offered by the commissary, including authentic Hawaiian products. The commissary will hold a farmers’ market with fresh produce and a “case lot” […]

Historic street signs reappear at Hickam

Historic street signs reappear at Hickam

Story and photos by Hickam Communities LLC Coming soon to a corner in the Officer Field and Hale Na Koa neighborhoods of Hickam Communities, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, are 61 street signs placed atop historic poles. The poles take design cues from historic street-lights that doubled as street sign poles for Hickam homes during the […]

Hump Daayy beats Cowabunga Dudes for softball title

Hump Daayy beats Cowabunga Dudes for softball title

Story and photo by Randy Dela Cruz Sports Editor The top two teams in Morale, Welfare and Recreation Winter Softball American League squared off for the league’s championship game on Dec. 7 at Millican Field, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, as Hump Daayy met Cowabunga Dudes. In a slugfest, Hump Daayy broke out the heavy metal […]

‘Plane’ to see why this humble, grateful Pearl Harbor survivor is our hero

‘Plane’ to see why this humble, grateful Pearl Harbor survivor is our hero

Karen S. Spangler Managing Editor Ewalt Shatz survived the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. But he never expected to encounter challenges when he decided to make the trip to Hawaii to attend the 72nd Pearl Harbor Day commemoration. Ninety-year-old Shatz, traveling alone, was bumped by an airline on a flight from Los Angeles […]

Chief Flemming’s 70 qualifies for Sony Pro Am

Chief Flemming’s 70 qualifies for Sony Pro Am

Story and photo by Randy Dela Cruz Sports Editor After 26 years of active participation in the sport he loves, Chief Electrician’s Mate Jeffery Flemming, assigned to Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific, achieved the pinnacle of his passion by shooting a 70 to qualify for the Sony Pro Am at the tournament’s qualifying round, which […]

Hot Boyz beats JPAC in overtime to keep crown

Hot Boyz beats JPAC in overtime to keep crown

Story and photo by Randy Dela Cruz Sports Editor The year of Morale, Welfare and Recreation intramural sports at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam ended in the same way that it closed in 2012. For the second consecutive season, Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT) Hot Boyz topped the competition in flag football by beating Joint Prisoner […]

Celebrities help provide holiday 'glow' at tower lighting

Celebrities help provide holiday ‘glow’ at tower lighting

Emily McNulty and Reid Tokeshi Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Morale, Welfare and Recreation Stars were out for the 44th annual Tower Lighting celebration held Dec. 6 at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Freedom Tower, including special guests Emma Stone and Bill Murray. Stone and Murray, two of the actors who have been filming on the […]

USS Lake Erie Sailors honor fallen heroes

USS Lake Erie Sailors honor fallen heroes

Ensign Natalie Schimelpfenig USS Lake Erie (CG 70) Hawaii and the nation pause each year on Dec. 7 to honor those who fought and died to defend freedom during the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941. Sailors from USS Lake Erie (CG 70) took a special hike to National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl) on […]