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NIOC Hawaii Anchors claim championship

NIOC Hawaii Anchors claim championship

Story and photos by Randy Dela Cruz Sports Editor, Ho’okele Some people questioned whether a fourth-seed team with two losses on the field during the regular season could make it to the top of the intramural flag football season. Well, to answer that question, Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Hawaii Anchors team captain Cryptologic Technician […]

Freedom Tower:  Past and Present

Freedom Tower: Past and Present

Victoria D’Andrea-Roy Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Morale, Welfare and Recreation Annually, a beautiful tower lighting celebration takes place in December to gather the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) community for the holidays. This festive event takes place at Freedom Tower. Out of curiosity, do you happen to know the tower’s history? JBPHH is home to […]

The 'Hope Dealer' speaks to Sailors at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

The ‘Hope Dealer’ speaks to Sailors at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

Story and photo by MC2 Charles Oki Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs ‘Hope Dealer’ Jeremy Bates, a motivational speaker, spoke to Sailors about drug and alcohol abuse and its effects on decision-making and mental health as part of a resiliency presentation at Sharkey Theater, on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) […]

Littoral Combat Group One Public Affairs

Littoral Combat Group One Public Affairs

Littoral Combat Group One Public Affairs Littoral Combat Group One, comprised of USS Somerset (LPD 25) and USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108), arrived in Valparaiso, Chile, Nov. 29, where they will participate in festivities celebrating the bicentennial of the Chilean Navy and in the 11th International Maritime and Naval Exhibition and Conference for Latin […]

Pearl Harbor-Hickam Highlights

Pearl Harbor-Hickam Highlights

67th annual Operation Christmas Drop kicks off in Pacific

67th annual Operation Christmas Drop kicks off in Pacific

Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs The U.S. Air Force and regional allies and partners are set to participate in the 67th iteration of Operation Christmas Drop in the southeastern Pacific Dec. 10. During the week-long international humanitarian effort, Pacific Air Forces Airmen from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam; Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii; and Yokota […]

Remains of World War II Sailors, Marine identified

Remains of World War II Sailors, Marine identified

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency Public Affairs The Defense POW/ MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) recently announced the remains of USS Oklahoma Sailors and a Marine from World War II who have been identified. The Sailors are Navy Radioman 3rd Class Jack R. Goldwater, 19, of San Francisco; Navy Shop-fitter 3rd Class John M. Donald, 28, of […]

'No Drone Zone' at Hawaii military installations

‘No Drone Zone’ at Hawaii military installations

Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly referred to as drones, are growing in popularity with both government and private users. To ensure the safety and security of military assets and personnel, there are clear restrictions on flying drones over military bases. All Navy and Marine Corps installations on Oahu are […]

Forging the future 'for a better world'

Forging the future ‘for a better world’

Rear Adm. Brian Fort Commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific (Editor’s Note: Rear Adm. Fort will offer these welcome remarks today at the Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day commemoration at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center.) On behalf of our Navy team in Hawaii, it is my distinct honor to welcome back our […]

Navy mourns the loss of former Sailor, President George H.W. Bush

Navy mourns the loss of former Sailor, President George H.W. Bush

Yonca Poyraz-Dogan Navy Office of Information Public Affairs Among America’s few seafaring presidents, former President George H.W. Bush passed away Nov. 30 at his Houston, Texas home at the age of 94. “Today, I join the Navy-Marine Corps team, our nation, and the world in mourning the loss of President George H. W. Bush. Navy […]