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MCPON engages Sailors and families in Hawaii

MCPON engages Sailors and families in Hawaii

MC3 Gabrielle Joyner Navy Public Affairs Support Element Detachment Hawaii Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens visited Oahu, Hawaii, meeting Sailors, their families and leadership throughout the island during a two-day visit June 30-July 1. The visit is part of MCPON’s fleet engagement. Stevens held all hands calls at Joint Base […]

Navy Region and MIDPAC command to change today

Navy Region and MIDPAC command to change today

Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs With the traditional reading of official orders, exchange of salutes and ceremonial speeches, command of Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific will pass from Rear Adm. Richard L. Williams Jr. to Rear Adm. John V. Fuller at 10 a.m. today. The ceremony will be held at Kilo […]

Navy in Hawaii honors Vietnam veterans

Navy in Hawaii honors Vietnam veterans

Story and photos by MC1 Omari K. Way Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs During yesterday’s Pearl Harbor Colors ceremony, Navy Region Hawaii, in conjunction with National Park Service, honored the flag and paid tribute to American service members who were on duty during the Vietnam War. Set at the World War II Valor in the […]

Hawaii Raptors surge to new sorties record

Hawaii Raptors surge to new sorties record

Story and photo by Tech. Sgt. Aaron Oelrich 15th Wing Public Affairs A record breaking number of F-22 Raptor sorties were successfully launched June 6 from the runway at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Pilots of the F-22 from the Hawaii Air National Guard’s 199th Fighter Squadron and the 19th Fighter Squadron (FS) teamed up with […]

USS Arizona Memorial to reopen after repairs

USS Arizona Memorial to reopen after repairs

National Park Service Public Affairs Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs As of 3 p.m. on Thursday, repairs to the USS Arizona Memorial’s floating dock and brow are nearly complete. The Navy anticipates having the repairs finalized by Friday morning. Therefore, the National Park Service (NPS) hopes to resume tours out to Battleship Row and onto […]

Top Navy leadership in Hawaii changes hands

Top Navy leadership in Hawaii changes hands

MC2 Tamara Vaughn U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs Adm. Scott H. Swift returned to his home state and relieved Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr. as commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet during a change of command ceremony held May 27 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. “The magnitude of this moment is not lost on me, […]

JBPHH hosts safety standdown

JBPHH hosts safety standdown

Brandon Bosworth Assistant Editor, Ho`okele The Joint Base Pearl Harbor- Hickam Safety Department held a safety standdown at Sharkey Theater on May 19, 20 and 21. The event featured presentations about subjects such as water safety, personal safety and recreational offduty safety. “We want to bring a safety awareness to your everyday person, so they […]

USS Louisville changes command

USS Louisville changes command

MC1 Steven Khor Submarine Force Pacific Fleet Public Affairs Command of the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Louisville (SSN 724) was passed May 12 as Cmdr. David Cox relieved Cmdr. Robert Figgs during a time-honored ceremony at the submarine piers at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Figgs expressed how proud he was of having the […]

Joint Base rescues sea turtle

Joint Base rescues sea turtle

Becky Hommon Navy Region Hawaii, Environmental Counsel Navy ohana (family) worked together on April 29 to save a honu (turtle) in distress. A swimmer reported to the Hickam marina staff that a turtle was offshore and entangled in fishing gear. Gavin Doi, a marina staff member, knew to call the Joint Base “turtle phone” and […]

Navy shows community partnership with Hawaii DOE

Navy shows community partnership with Hawaii DOE

Military children recognized for scholastic achievements Story and photo by MC2 Jeff Troutman Navy Public Affairs Support Element West, Det. Hawaii Rear Adm. Rick Williams, commander of Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific, hosted an educators’ reception April 23 to honor local high school students and emphasize the military community partnership with […]