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Spirit of Liberty Foundation brings Freedom Bell to Pearl Harbor

Spirit of Liberty Foundation brings Freedom Bell to Pearl Harbor

Story and photos by Kristen Wong Life and Leisure Editor Ho‘okele Guests and visitors gathered near the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument Dec. 6, to honor the military with a bell-ringing ceremony. Members of the Spirit of Liberty Foundation, a nonprofit based in […]

USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) pays tribute

USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) pays tribute

USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) Sailors pay tribute to the USS Arizona Memorial and the USS Utah Memorial as part of the 77th Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day ceremony at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, Dec. 7. This year’s theme was, “Forging the Future” and the ceremony was attended by more […]

Gathering together to remember

Gathering together to remember

Guests render honors at USS Oklahoma Memorial

Guests render honors at USS Oklahoma Memorial

MC2 Melvin J. Gonzalvo Navy Public Affairs Support Element Detachment Hawaii Pearl Harbor survivors, family members and friends gathered at the USS Oklahoma Memorial on Ford Island, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, to honor fallen service members Dec. 7. The ceremony commemorates USS Oklahoma (BB-37) and the officers, Sailors and Marines who lost their lives during […]

77 years later, Veterans, friends, family remember USS Utah

77 years later, Veterans, friends, family remember USS Utah

MC2 Justin Pacheco Navy Public Affairs Support Element Detachment Hawaii As the sun slowly lowered toward the horizon, service members, veterans, friends and family came together at the USS Utah Memorial Sunset Ceremony, held annually on historic Ford Island, to honor the loss of the USS Utah (BB-31/AG-16) and 58 of her crew still entombed […]

77 years later, We Remember

77 years later, We Remember

MC2 Allen McNair Navy Public Affairs Support Element Detachment Hawaii Early Friday morning, as rain fell softly across the island, a crowd of approximately 2,000 people were focused on one man — Mr. Everett Hyland. Seventy-seven years ago, Hyland was on the deck of the USS Pennsylvania when it took a direct hit from a […]

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

NHCH CLOSURE TODAY — Naval Health Clinic Hawaii clinics will be closed today at 11 a.m. in order to conduct the biannual command training. This will include all ancillary services as well (pharmacy, radiology, laboratory etc.). NAVCO OFFERING SHOUT-OUTS NOW — The Navy Office of Community Outreach (NAVCO) is offering another opportunity to create and […]

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

NAVCO OFFERING SHOUT-OUTS NOW — The Navy Office of Community Outreach (NAVCO) is offering another opportunity to create and share short, recorded shout-outs (15-20 seconds) with a Navy key message for all Sailors. Call the toll-free number: 1-855-OUR-NAVY (1-855-687-6289) before Dec. 17 at 8 a.m. EST. Have the below script ready and follow the recorded […]

Lifesaver takes 'fast track' in career progression

Lifesaver takes ‘fast track’ in career progression

Story and photos by Senior Airman John Linzmeier 154th Wing Public Affairs Life-threatening scenarios seem to occur at the most random of times and places; and when they do, it’s usually not a pretty scene. While most people go about their daily lives hoping to steer clear and far away from incidents, there are others […]

Kilauea Military Camp open again after volcano eruption

Kilauea Military Camp open again after volcano eruption

Kilauea Military Camp Kilauea Military Camp (KMC) is now open to eligible patrons months after the eruption of Kilauea Volcano. KMC, a Morale, Welfare and Recreation facility on the island of Hawaii, reopened for business Sept. 22 following Kilauea Volcano’s summit activity within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. A post-event assessment of KMC property was completed […]