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Burial service for Ernie Pyle

Burial service for Ernie Pyle

War correspondent Ernie Pyle is laid to rest at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacifi c in Honolulu, July 19, 1949. Pyle was killed on le Shima Island, Okinawa, April 18, 1945. Adm. Arthur W. Radford, commander in chief, Pacifi c, leads the senior military offi cers present. Photo courtesy of Naval History and […]

RIMPAC participants attend marine species awareness training

RIMPAC participants attend marine species awareness training

MC1 Jason Abrams U.S. 3rd Fleet Public Affairs Enlisted military members and officers from Australia, Canada, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of the Philippines and the United States participated in marine species awareness training during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2018 exercise at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam July 5. Steve Loeffler, Anti-Submarine Warfare Environmental Compliance Team […]

A message from Acting MCPON

A message from Acting MCPON

CMDCM Russell Smith Acting Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy At the request of the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), I have now temporarily assumed the duties of the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy. I’m humbled to have been chosen to take on the important charge of maintaining the form and function […]

What technological advancement are you most grateful for and why?

What technological advancement are you most grateful for and why?

15 AMXS welcomes new commander

15 AMXS welcomes new commander

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman

Royal Australian Air Force P-8A Poseidon participates in RIMPAC

Royal Australian Air Force P-8A Poseidon participates in RIMPAC

Flight Lt. Stephanie Anderson Royal Australian Air Force Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) 11 Squadron (11SQN) said ‘Aloha!’ for the first time after deploying a P-8A Poseidon aircraft to Hawaii, July 3. The P-8A arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) for the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise and will be operating from the […]

SECNAV visits Sailors, Marines in Hawaii

SECNAV visits Sailors, Marines in Hawaii

MC3 Omar N. Rubi Navy Public Affairs Element Detachment Hawaii The auditorium was filled with nearly 500 service members for the all-hands call as U.S. Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Richard V. Spencer discussed his outline for the Navy within the region at Bloch Arena on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, July 9. SECNAV shared with […]

US, Australian divers explore USS Arizona wreckage

US, Australian divers explore USS Arizona wreckage

Courtesy Story U.S. 3rd Fleet Public Affairs Royal Australian Navy clearance divers were afforded the rare opportunity to see the USS Arizona Memorial from a perspective few people in the world get to experience. As part of integration activities being conducted during the 2018 Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise, Australian divers scuba-dived the wreck […]

DoD provides election year guidance

Assistant to the Secretary of Defense The Department of Defense (DoD) has a longstanding and well-defined policy regarding political campaigns and elections to avoid the perception of DoD sponsorship, approval or endorsement of any political candidate, campaign or cause. The department encourages and actively supports its personnel in their civic obligation to vote, but makes […]

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

HAWAII MEALS ON WHEELS SEEKS VOLUNTEERS Hawaii Meals on Wheels is always looking for volunteers to make a difference in their community. Volunteers drive and deliver meals once a week, once a month, or on holidays. Volunteers can also help with other tasks such as mailings, data entry, putting together goody bags and other office-related […]