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USS Frank Cable visits Pearl Harbor, returns to Guam

USS Frank Cable visits Pearl Harbor, returns to Guam

USS Frank Cable Public Affairs The submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a port visit, Jan. 2. Frank Cable is currently en route to its home-port at Naval Base Guam, following more than eight months in a scheduled dry-dock phase maintenance availability (DPMA) in Portland, Oregon. Frank […]

Pearl Harbor-Hickam Highlights

Pearl Harbor-Hickam Highlights

Naval Health Clinic Hawaii year in review

Naval Health Clinic Hawaii year in review

Naval Health Clinic Hawaii Public Affairs “It was an awesome year for Naval Health Clinic (NHC) Hawaii. One of the cornerstones of our health care operations is a continuous process improvement. The command’s culture embraces patient safety as everyone has a voice and that contributes to the success of the command,” said Capt. Lynn Wheeler, […]

Five policy changes in 2018

Five policy changes in 2018

Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs Blended Retirement System (BRS) The implementation of the Uniformed Services Blended Retirement System, known as the BRS is in effect. The Fiscal Year 2016 Nation Defense Authorization Act created a new military retirement system that blends the traditional legacy retirement pension with a defined contribution to service members’ Thrift […]

USS Chafee The Power of Integrity

USS Chafee The Power of Integrity

Rear Adm. Brian Fort Commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific A modern U.S. Navy destroyer weighs approximately 9000 tons. The anchor (not including the weight of the chain), which is designed to hold the ship safely in place, weighs only 2 tons. Amazing! When anchored offshore, Navy commanders depend on their […]

‘Focused and Committed to the Mission’ 2018 — Warfighting Readiness to Win

‘Focused and Committed to the Mission’ 2018 — Warfighting Readiness to Win

Rear Adm. Brian Fort Commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific This past year was tough for the Surface Navy. I know. In June of 2017, less than a week after I arrived in Pearl Harbor to take over as the new Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific commander, I […]

Martin Luther King Jr. started a famous speech with “I Have a Dream.” If you could have a dream come true, what would it be?

Martin Luther King Jr. started a famous speech with “I Have a Dream.” If you could have a dream come true, what would it be?

Aircraft travel over Diamond Head

Aircraft travel over Diamond Head

In the first nonstop formation flight from the United States to the territory of Hawaii, Consolidated P2Y-1 aircraft from Patrol Squadron (VP-10) fly over Diamond Head near Honolulu en route Pearl Harbor, Jan. 11, 1934. The flight, which took place 84 years ago this week, departed San Francisco Jan. 10. The P2Y-1 aircraft arrived in […]

Don’t let mumps spoil your fun

Don’t let mumps spoil your fun

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccination is the best protection against mumps! Keep from spreading mumps • Don’t share drinks or eating utensils • Cover your coughs and sneezes • Stay home when you are sick • Wash your hands often with soap and water • Clean and disinfect surfaces Signs and […]

The Little Beavers: A tradition of excellence

The Little Beavers: A tradition of excellence

Lt. Rob Reinheimer Carrier Strike Group Nine Public Affairs Editor’s note: Two Pearl Harbor homeported ships — USS Halsey (DDG 97) and USS Preble (DDG 88) are part of DESRON 23’s Little Beavers legacy. Across the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations, four destroyers from Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 23 have the watch. While four destroyers […]