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DPAA hosts National POW/MIA Recognition Day

DPAA hosts National POW/MIA Recognition Day

Tech. Sgt. Kathrine Dodd Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency Service members and civilians gathered to honor former American prisoners of war (POW) and those who are still missing in action (MIA) from past-armed conflicts during the National POW/ MIA Recognition Day ceremony, Sept. 16. Hosted by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), the ceremony took place […]

Citadel Pacific 16: PMRF always ready, always vigilant

Citadel Pacific 16: PMRF always ready, always vigilant

Robert Purdy Pacific Missile Range Facility Public Affairs Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) security forces and Navy first responders refined their emergency response skills during an active shooter drill held at PMRF, Aug. 30. The exercise which was part of Citadel Pacific 16 (CP-16) focused on an active shooter incident occurring in one of the […]

Navy, Air Force participate in Conservation Congress

Navy, Air Force participate in Conservation Congress

Story and photo by MC2 Katarzyna Kobiljak Navy Public Affairs Support Element Detachment Hawaii Approximately 8,000 attendees from 170 countries joined the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu Sept. 1-10. The IUCN is a membership union uniquely composed of both government and civil society […]

President addresses environment in Honolulu

President addresses environment in Honolulu

President Barack Obama waves before exiting Air Force One after arriving on the flightline at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Aug. 31. Obama was in Hawaii to speak to leaders at the Pacific Islands Conference of Leaders and the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources World Conservation Congress. He visited Midway Atoll Sept. […]

USS Port Royal and USS Hopper deploy

USS Port Royal and USS Hopper deploy

Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs Guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73), with an embarked detachment from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 37 (HSM-37), and guided-missile destroyer USS Ho pper (DDG 70) departed their homeport of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for an independent deployment to the U.S. 7th and 5th Fleet areas of operation, Aug. 25. […]

PMRF holds change of command

PMRF holds change of command

Robert Purdy PMRF Public Affairs Capt. Vincent R. Johnson relieved Capt. Bruce W. Hay Jr. as commanding officer of Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) at a change of command and retirement ceremony held at the base air operations hangar, Aug. 12. Hay retired from 26 years of naval service during the ceremony. Hay assumed command […]

Command of USS Bremerton changes hands

Command of USS Bremerton changes hands

MC2 Shaun Griffin Commander Submarine Forces Pacific A change of command ceremony was held aboard the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Bremerton (SSN 698) at the submarine pier at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Aug. 5. Cmdr. Wesley Bring-ham, commanding officer of Bremerton, was relieved by Cmdr. Travis Zettel. The ceremony’s guest speaker, Capt. James P. […]

Rim of the Pacific 2016 concludes

Rim of the Pacific 2016 concludes

Lt. Miranda Williams Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet The world’s largest international maritime exercise concluded Aug. 4, after more than a month of training events conducted in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. Twenty-six nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel participated in Rim of the Pacific […]

Ships return for RIMPAC conclusion

Ships return for RIMPAC conclusion

Ho’okele Staff The biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise is taking place around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California from June 30 to Aug. 4 where 26 nations, 45 ships, five submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating. The world’s largest international maritime exercise provides unique training opportunities that help RIMPAC […]

Vice President Biden visits Stennis

Vice President Biden visits Stennis

Ensign Davis Anderson USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Public Affairs PACIFIC OCEAN—Vice President Joe Biden visited Sailors aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) July 14, while the ship and John C. Stennis Strike Group (JCSSG) were participating in the 2016 Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) maritime exercise. The visit, which occurred just one […]