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NSSC welcomes new commanding officer

NSSC welcomes new commanding officer

MC2 Michael Lee COMSUBPAC Public Affairs Naval Submarine Support Command (NSSC) Pearl Harbor held a change of command ceremony Sept. 7 at the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park in Pearl Harbor. Cmdr. John M. Killila relieved Cmdr. Christopher Lindberg as the NSSC commanding officer. Rear Adm. Daryl L. Caudle, the commander of Submarine Force, […]

B-2s conduct training missions out of JBPHH

B-2s conduct training missions out of JBPHH

Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs Two U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirits took off from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH), to conduct routine training Sept. 6 in the vicinity of Guam and Hawaii. The B-2s deployed to JBPHH from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, in support of the U.S. Strategic Command’s (USSTRATCOM) Bomber Task Force deployment. […]

Home sweet bunk

Home sweet bunk

Pictured here are enlisted men’s quarters at Barking Sands, Kauai. U.S. Air Force file photo

O'Kane and warfighting readiness to win

O’Kane and warfighting readiness to win

Rear Adm. Brian Fort Commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific (Editor’s Note: In honor of USS O’Kane’s departure from Pearl Harbor this week, we are republishing Rear Adm. Fort’s blog from last January on namesake World War II veteran and Prisoner of War Lt. Cmdr. Richard O’Kane.) Last year was tough […]

What do you wish you had known before you came to Hawaii?

What do you wish you had known before you came to Hawaii?

Staff Sgt. Brandon Ortiz 735th Air Mobility Squadron “I wish I would have known how bad the traffic is.” Airman 1st Class Jasmine Blunt 56th Air and Space Communications Squadron “I wish I would have known how expensive household goods are off base and bad traffic.” Senior Airman Jay O’Neill 324th Intelligence Squadron “I wish […]

15th MDG Airman remembers Sept. 11

15th MDG Airman remembers Sept. 11

Courtesy Story Air Force Medical Service 15th Medical Group As we reflect on all those affected by the events of Sept. 11, 2001, the 15th Medical Group has a story to share from one of our own; Airman 1st Class Javonte Bryant, an outpatient records technician. Bryant’s mother would always let him miss the first […]

Ahua Reef restoration questions and answers

Ahua Reef restoration questions and answers

Kathy Isobe Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs Q. Who is doing the restoration? A. Restoration work is done by the JBPHH Natural Resources Program. Q. What exactly are you doing to restore this wetland? A. Restoration at Ahua Reef is focused on providing habitat for native plants and birds, some of which are endangered, such […]

CPO selectees show chief pride

CPO selectees show chief pride

Chief petty officer (CPO) selectees present their guidon for judging at CPO Pride Day held at the Battleship Missouri Memorial on Ford Island, Sept. 7. CPO Pride Day includes events that pay homage to chiefs past, present and future. The selectees do this via mentoring opportunities, CPO heritage training and a drill and cadence competition […]

JBPHH holds 9/11 remembrance ceremony

JBPHH holds 9/11 remembrance ceremony

Erin Huggins Joint Base Pearl Harbor- Hickam Public Affairs At 8:03 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam held a small remembrance ceremony at Federal Fire Station Six to honor the memories of those who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks in 2001. The ceremony began promptly following morning colors, and was attended […]

Aloha O'Kane and Wayne E. Meyer

Aloha O’Kane and Wayne E. Meyer

Aloha means hello and goodbye: Navy Region Hawaii welcomes USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108), which arrived this week to its new homeport at JBPHH, and bids farewell to USS O’Kane (DDG 77). O’Kane was commissioned in Pearl Harbor Oct. 23, 1999 and has been homeported here for nearly 19 years. It has departed for […]