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New chiefs receive gold anchors

New chiefs receive gold anchors

MC2 Diana Quinlan Navy Public Affairs Support Element West, Detachment Hawaii Following six weeks of training, 32 Sailors assigned to various commands at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) received their gold anchors and chief combination covers and joined the Chief’s Mess during a chief petty officer (CPO) pinning ceremony Sept. 16 at the Historic Hickam […]

Hickam Elementary hosts Sept. 11 remembrance

Hickam Elementary hosts Sept. 11 remembrance

Story and photo by Sr Airman Christopher Stoltz Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Public Affairs Hickam Elementary School hosted a Sept. 11 remembrance commemoration assembly and march to honor the victims who perished 13 years ago during the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers in New York City, the Pentagon and Flight 93 in a field […]

Battleship Missouri Memorial hosts end of WWII ceremony

Battleship Missouri Memorial hosts end of WWII ceremony

MC2 Diana Quinlan Navy Public Affairs Support Element West, Detachment Hawaii Hawaii-based service members, veterans, government leaders and civilians attended a ceremony commemorating the 69th anniversary of the end of World War II held Sept. 2 aboard the Battleship Missouri Memorial. Now moored at Ford Island, the location where Sailors first witnessed the attack that […]

USS Lake Erie to depart for new homeport of San Diego

USS Lake Erie to depart for new homeport of San Diego

Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific Public Affairs The guided missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70) will depart Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam today for a new homeport in San Diego. USS Lake Erie was commissioned in Pearl Harbor July 24, 1993. It is the first Navy ship in modern times to be commissioned in Hawaii […]

Anti-terrorism exercise here next week

Anti-terrorism exercise here next week

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Public Affairs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) will conduct the anti-terrorism exercise Citadel Pacific 2014 from Aug. 25 to 29. The five-day exercise is designed to enhance the training, readiness and capabilities of Navy security forces and other personnel in response to threats to Navy installations and units. Exercise Citadel Pacific […]

Hawaii welcomes USS Preble, USS John Paul Jones

Hawaii welcomes USS Preble, USS John Paul Jones

Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific Public Affairs Two guided-missile destroyers are arriving at their new homeport of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam this week — USS Preble (DDG 88) arrived Thursday and the USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) is scheduled to arrive today. The John Paul Jones is an exchange for the guided-missile cruiser USS […]

Storms pose' one two punch' for islands

Storms pose’ one two punch’ for islands

Island residents cautioned to be prepared Karen S. Spangler Managing Editor, Ho`okele With two storms poised to deliver a “one-two punch” to the islands, residents are cautioned to get their emergency kits ready and prepare to batten down the hatches. It’s a rare event for Hawaii to be threatened by two tropical disturbances bearing down […]

RIMPAC 2014 Goal!

RIMPAC 2014 Goal!

Photo illustration Photos by SrAirman James Richardson, MC1 Shannon E. Renfroe, MC2 Amanda R. Gray MC2 Taylor Smith, MC2 Jacob Estes

SECNAV launches Navy's largest solar project in Hawaii

SECNAV launches Navy’s largest solar project in Hawaii

Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific Public Affairs Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus, along with Navy and Marine Corps senior leaders, announced the launch of the Navy’s largest solar power generation system project in Hawaii during a ground-breaking and blessing ceremony July 24 at Hospital Point at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH). Naval Facilities […]

Green energy powers humanitarian training

Green energy powers humanitarian training

Brandon Bosworth Assistant Editor, Ho`okele Task Force Energy and Environment (TFEE), Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, utilized green “energy” renewable to fuel the humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR) training held last week on Ford Island as part of the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014. Renewable energy sources were the sole source of power […]