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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 […]

JBPHH holds change of command today

JBPHH holds change of command today

Karen S. Spangler Managing Editor, Ho`okele Capt. Jeffrey W. James is relinquishing command of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) to Capt. Stanley Keeve Jr. during a change of command ceremony today on Ford Island. James took command of JBPHH on June 3, 2011. James is retiring from the U.S. Navy after 30 years of service […]

NASA launches LDSD on Kauai

NASA launches LDSD on Kauai

NASA’s low density supersonic decelerator (LDSD) technology demonstration hardware is readied for shipping at Jet Propulsion Laboratory to the test site at the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) on Kauai, Hawaii. (Editor’s note: The LDSD was launched on June 28 on Kauai.) U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Mathew J. Diendorf

RIMPAC 2014 Underway

RIMPAC 2014 Underway

Coverage of RIMPAC 2014 will be featured in Ho`okele over the next few weeks. Photo illustration | U.S. Navy photos by MC2 Tiarra Fulgham, MC3 Pyoung K. Yi, MC3 Johans Chavarro

Welcome back USS Lake Erie

Welcome back USS Lake Erie

Story and photos by MC2 Diana Quinlan Navy Public Affairs Support Element West, Detachment Hawaii The Hawaii-based, Ticonderoga-class, guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70) returned June 16 from a four-month deployment to the western Pacific. This is the last time the ship and crew of Lake Erie returns home to Pearl Harbor as they […]