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'Blackened Canteen' ceremony honors fallen

‘Blackened Canteen’ ceremony honors fallen

Story and photo by MC3 Cole Pielop Navy Public Affairs Support Element Detachment Hawaii Whiskey slowly pours from the charred canteen as it splashes against the hallowed waters surrounding the USS Arizona Memorial. Sharply dressed men, whose countries years ago were mortal enemies, solemnly stare at the water as the two liquids meet. U.S. and […]

Forging  the Future

Forging the Future

National Park Service The National Park Service and the United States Navy will host the National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 77th Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony, today, to honor and remember the 2,390 American casualties lost during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the island of Oahu Dec. 7, 1941. The ceremony will begin at 7:50 […]

What have you learned about Dec. 7, 1941 since you came to Hawaii?

What have you learned about Dec. 7, 1941 since you came to Hawaii?

Aboard the Utah

Aboard the Utah

Number One Turret’s crew posing under their turret’s 12/45 guns in 1913, aboard USS Utah (BB- 31). Chief Turret Capt. Abraham DeSomer is seated at right in the center of the front row. To his right is the turret officer, Ensign Arthur S. Carpender. DeSomer received the Medal of Honor for his extraordinary heroism during […]

'Day of infamy' remembered

‘Day of infamy’ remembered

Dec. 7, 2018 will mark 77 years since America was launched into World War II with the attack on Oahu, including Pearl Harbor. These are some commemorative events taking place this year, Dec. 1-7. Dec. 1 • A Pearl Harbor History Day will be held at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center from 8 a.m. to […]

Resilience

Resilience

National American Indian Heritage Month Photos by MC2 Justin R. Pacheco

Upcoming Events – Winter

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Morale, Welfare and Recreation • Reservations are open for the ITT Honolulu City Lights Holiday Tour, happening nightly through Dec. 23. Take a festive ride on ITT’s own trolley through Honolulu to view the city lights before stopping at Honolulu Hale and see the holiday displays. Price is $15 for the […]

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Dates apply to mail received by each Post Office’s cutoff time. For more information, visit www.usps.com. SEEKING YOUTH SPORTS COACHES NOW — Volunteer coaches are still needed for Youth Sports winter basketball, baseball and cheer seasons. Practices will start January 2019 and games will run from the end of January to the middle of March. […]

Flag football playoffs set for this weekend

Flag football playoffs set for this weekend

Story and photo by Randy Dela Cruz Sports Editor, Ho‘okele Hard to believe, but what started out as scramble of 38 teams trying to get to the big dance has now been slimmed down to 16, as the top four teams from each intramural flag football division will meet this weekend, Dec. 1-2, to settle […]

Shipyard lauded for efficiency of on-time delivery

Shipyard lauded for efficiency of on-time delivery

Story and photo by Amanda Urena PHNSY & IMF Public Affairs Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY & IMF) hosted a “Lunch on the Lanai” Nov. 9 highlighting the accomplishments of the shipyard’s on-time delivery of ships and submarines. More than 2,000 shipyard civilian employees and military service members gathered in celebration […]