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Retired Sailor donates Navy artifact to museum

Retired Sailor donates Navy artifact to museum

Compiled by Hookele Staff A retired Navy captain donated a historical artifact to the U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii in Honolulu, for display in the “Defending an Island” section, Oct. 16. Erich Roeder donated a naval 8-inch powder canister that he and a friend found at Battery George Ricker last year. According to Vol. 22, […]

Hopper Sailors recognized as EW Module of the Year

Hopper Sailors recognized as EW Module of the Year

USS Hopper (DDG 70) Public Affairs Cryptologic Technician (Technical) Sailors from USS Hopper (DDG 70) electronic warfare (EW) module attended the 7th annual Association of Old Crows (AOC) Pacific Conference to be recognized as the Association’s 2017 Outstanding Unit, Navy (Surface). The Outstanding Unit Award, presented by the Hawaii Chapter President Maj. Michael Noe, recognizes […]

Pearl Harbor-Hickam Highlights

Pearl Harbor-Hickam Highlights

Tyndall AFB personnel, F-22s temporary relocate to JBPHH

Tyndall AFB personnel, F-22s temporary relocate to JBPHH

Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs The Air Force announced the temporary relocation of personnel and F-22s from the 95th Fighter Squadron, Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER), Alaska, Nov. 2. The unit assets are being reassigned as Tyndall begins its long-term recovery following the devastation […]

Quality assurance

Quality assurance

Aviation Metalsmith 2nd Class Elizabeth Holbrook, USNR (W) checks a finished metal bracket against its blueprint, in a huge assembly and repair building at a naval air station in the Hawaiian Islands, circa mid-1945. U.S. Navy photo, now in the collections of the National Archives.

Navy League to host Sea Services Award Luncheon 2018

Navy League to host Sea Services Award Luncheon 2018

Navy League of the United States Honolulu Council On Thursday, Nov. 15, the Navy League of the United States, Honolulu Council will host a luncheon at Ala Moana Hotel in the Hibiscus Ballroom, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The luncheon honors the outstanding achievements of more than 50 military and civilian personnel. The uniform […]

MCPON letter to the enlisted force: Focus on building winning teams

MCPON letter to the enlisted force: Focus on building winning teams

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Russell L. Smith The world stage is a very dynamic and challenging one, with many nations maturing their ability to efficiently operate in the maritime environment. The evolution of technology and our Navy’s growth in this new “great powers” era demand that our Navy apply resources in a […]

How do you honor a veteran for Veterans Day?

How do you honor a veteran for Veterans Day?

Dexter Belleza 154th Maintenance Squadron “Acknowledge them and thank them for their service.” Tech. Sgt. Magda Sanchez 647th Security Forces Squadron “Thank them for their service and their contributions to defend and protect the greatest country on Earth.” Senior Airman William Au 647th Security Forces Squadron “My family and I like to do some type […]

Building managers attend training

Building managers attend training

Capt. Jeff Bernard, commander, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam addresses 450 building managers (BM) and building energy monitors (BEM) from across JBPHH on roles and responsibilities at Hickam Memorial Theater, Oct. 26. Training is normally conducted twice a year by the JBPHH Public Works Department for BMs and BEMs. Photo by Capt. Scott King

Coast Guard suspends search for missing fisherman off Maui

Coast Guard suspends search for missing fisherman off Maui

U.S. Coast Guard 14th District Hawaii and the Pacific Public Affairs The U.S. Coast Guard suspended the search for a missing fisherman 80 miles north of Hana, Maui, Nov. 6. “We extend our condolences to the friends and loved ones affected by this tragedy,” said Petty Officer 1st Class William Cusic, a Coast Guard Sector […]