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Navy celebrates 243 years

Navy celebrates 243 years

Story and photo by Kristen Wong Life and Leisure Editor, Ho‘okele The U.S. Navy in Hawaii celebrates the Navy’s 243rd birthday this year, today through Oct. 13. This year’s theme is “Forged by the Sea” (Haku ‘la E Ke Kai). “Our Navy was born as the ‘Continental Navy’ in 1775 even before our nation was […]

Navy birthday message to the fleet

Navy birthday message to the fleet

Honorable Richard V. Spencer Secretary of the Navy To our Sailors, civilians, families and friends, for 243 years the Navy has been a global force, forged from the sea, united in a common purpose, ready to fight, respond, and defend wherever there is need. Because of your hard work and dedication, the foundation for restoring […]

What’s your favorite quote from a movie or TV show?

What’s your favorite quote from a movie or TV show?

Master Sgt. Steve Kim 647th Air Base Group Chapel “Please Lord, help me get one more.” Hacksaw Ridge Master Sgt. Jeremy Jordan 647th Civil Engineers Squadron “I’m your Huckleberry.” Tombstone Maj. Eanah Whaley 15th Medical Group “Just let your soul glow.” Coming to America LSC Chris Curtis USS Tucson “Maximum effort.”Deadpool Kyle Guigui MWR Fleet […]

AF Band of the Pacific plays jazz in town

AF Band of the Pacific plays jazz in town

Staff Sgt. Adam Walker plays the piano with the Papana Jazz Ensemble from the Air Force Band of the Pacific performs live at Blue Note Hawaii in downtown Honolulu, Oct. 6. Photo by Tech Sgt. Patrick Brush

Guidance on political activity and DoD support 2018

Guidance on political activity and DoD support 2018

Courtesy of Cmdr. Louis Butler In anticipation of the 2018 elections, a quick review of the rules governing civilian and military personnel’s participation in political activity is provided below. All Department of Defense personnel should be aware of the various limitations that exist when it comes to participating in political activity. This summary and links […]

Show some aloha

Show some aloha

Compiled by Ho‘okele Staff It’s time to “show some love,” which is the theme for this year’s Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). The annual CFC kicks off Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 14 for the Hawaii-Pacific region. Rear Adm. Brian P. Fort, commander of Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific will be […]

Rendering life-saving aid on the taxiway

Rendering life-saving aid on the taxiway

Story and photo by 2nd Lt. Colin Kennard III Marine Expeditionary Force MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII — Sitting on a plane waiting to depart out of Los Angeles International Airport, Hospital Corpsman Second Class Jephray Prejusa didn’t have much on his mind other than taking a nap. While still waiting to take-off, his nap plans […]

JBHPP celebrates anniversary, US Navy birthday

JBHPP celebrates anniversary, US Navy birthday

Jim Neuman Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs Today, Commander Navy Region Hawaii and Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam hosted a bell-ringing ceremony to mark the Navy’s 243rd birthday at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument Visitor Center. The keynote speaker was Capt. Jeff Bernard, the commander of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. This […]

Take command: TRICARE Open Season begins Nov. 12

15th Medical Group Do you want to make enrollment changes to your or your family member’s TRICARE plan for 2019? Your chance is around the corner during TRICARE Open Season. Open Season is an annual period when you can enroll in or change your health care coverage plan for the next year. TRI-CARE beneficiaries will […]

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

FEDS FEED FAMILIES FOOD DRIVE NOW — The annual Feds Feed Families food drive has officially kicked off and will run until Thursday, Oct. 18. Visit the link provided to learn more about the program. All donations will be dropped off at the Hawaii Foodbank. Box locations are at the following: • Building 150 Third […]