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Hawaii Navy commands pin new chiefs

Hawaii Navy commands pin new chiefs

Newly appointed chief petty officers (CPO) assigned to various commands in Hawaii were recognized at this year’s CPO pinning ceremony, Sept. 15. Ceremonies were held at the Historic Hickam Officers’ Club, USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park and other venues. The chief pinning ceremony is a part of a long-standing tradition that honors and recognizes […]

Chief selectees take part in CPO Pride Week

Chief selectees take part in CPO Pride Week

Story and photo by William J. Blees Navy Public Affairs Support Element Detachment Hawaii Approximately 100 chief petty officer (CPO) selectees from 11 different commands stationed across Hawaii honored 124 years of Navy chief heritage by participating in the third annual island-wide CPO Pride Week at the Battleship Missouri Memorial on Ford Island, Sept. 7. […]

Battleship Missouri Memorial commemorates 72 years of peace in the Pacific

Battleship Missouri Memorial commemorates 72 years of peace in the Pacific

Battleship Missouri Memorial Association “Today the guns are silent. A great tragedy has ended. A great victory has been won,” were Gen. Douglas MacArthur ‘s words from Sept. 2, 1945, which rang out again across the decks of the USS Missouri on Sept. 2, 72 years later. Hundreds gathered to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of […]

USS John Paul Jones, PMRF connect

USS John Paul Jones, PMRF connect

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and U.S. Navy sailors aboard USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) successfully conducted a complex missile defense flight test, resulting in the intercept of a medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM) target using Standard Missile (SM) 6 guided missiles during a test off the coast of Hawaii, Aug. 30. John Paul Jones […]

Missing Sailors identified

Missing Sailors identified

U.S. Navy identifies one dead, nine missing USS John S. McCain Sailors U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs After more than 80 hours of multinational search efforts, the U.S. Navy suspended search and rescue efforts for missing USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) Sailors in an approximately 2,100-square mile area east of the Straits of Malacca […]

USS Chafee crew intercepts 827 kilograms of cocaine

USS Chafee crew intercepts 827 kilograms of cocaine

U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet Public Affairs The Pearl Harbor-based Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, USS Chafee (DDG 90), seized more than 800 kilograms of illicit narcotics, Aug. 2, off the coast of Central America. While conducting a routine patrol in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility, a Sikorsky MH-60R multi-mission helicopter […]

Rear Adm. Fort leads Region, MIDPAC

Rear Adm. Fort leads Region, MIDPAC

Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs With a reading of his orders to a packed “all-hands call” of Sailors, Airmen and Department of Defense (DoD) civilians, Rear Adm. Brian P. Fort became commander of Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific at 10:30 a.m., Aug. 9. Commander, Navy Region Hawaii has leadership oversight of […]

Hawaii ships join COMPTUEX

Hawaii ships join COMPTUEX

USS Theodore Roosevelt Public Affairs (Editor’s note: Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam’s homeported ships – USS Halsey (DDG 97) and USS Preble (DDG 88), are among the ships participating with the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group for COMPTUEX.) The ships of the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) departed, Aug. 1, for Composite Training Unit Exercise […]

Navy Region Hawaii to conduct Citadel Pacific exercise

Navy Region Hawaii to conduct Citadel Pacific exercise

Grace Hew Len Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Public Affairs Navy Region Hawaii will participate in the annual anti-terrorism/ force protection exercise, Citadel Pacific 2017 from July 31 to Aug. 4. The annual exercise is designed to enhance the training, readiness and capability of Navy security forces to respond to threats to Navy installations and units. […]

Pacific Agility 17-0 enhances capabilities for two nations

Pacific Agility 17-0 enhances capabilities for two nations

Story and photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman 15th Wing Public Affairs The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) teamed up with Airmen from the Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) to participate in Phase III of Pacific Agility 17-0. This Pacific Agility exercise brought together the U.S. Air Force 15th Maintenance Group (15 MXG), from Joint Base […]