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JBHPP celebrates anniversary, US Navy birthday

JBHPP celebrates anniversary, US Navy birthday

Jim Neuman Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs Today, Commander Navy Region Hawaii and Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam hosted a bell-ringing ceremony to mark the Navy’s 243rd birthday at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument Visitor Center. The keynote speaker was Capt. Jeff Bernard, the commander of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. This […]

Protectors at sea

Protectors at sea

An MH-60R Seahawk, assigned to the “Easyriders” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 37 lands on the flight deck of the Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) Sept. 25 in the South China Sea. Photo by MC2 Justin R. Pacheco

DPAA hosts POW/MIA recognition

DPAA hosts POW/MIA recognition

Senior Airman Apryl Hall Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency Personnel from the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), along with members of the community, veterans and other special guests — including Consulates General of Japan, Philippines, Australia, Republic of Korea and New Zealand — observed National POW/MIA Recognition Day during a ceremony held at the National Memorial […]

Hail to the Chiefs

Hail to the Chiefs

Rear Adm. Brian Fort, commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific, congratulates newly-pinned Chief Information Systems Technician Shericka Brantley at the conclusion of the regional chief petty officer pinning ceremony at the Hickam Chapel Center on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Sept. 14. Photo by MC2 Jessica O. Blackwell

Aloha O'Kane and Wayne E. Meyer

Aloha O’Kane and Wayne E. Meyer

Aloha means hello and goodbye: Navy Region Hawaii welcomes USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108), which arrived this week to its new homeport at JBPHH, and bids farewell to USS O’Kane (DDG 77). O’Kane was commissioned in Pearl Harbor Oct. 23, 1999 and has been homeported here for nearly 19 years. It has departed for […]

Services, community  band together for awareness

Services, community band together for awareness

Story and photos by MC1 Corwin Colbert Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs Navy Region Hawaii hosted a Joint Services Suicide Prevention Proclamation signing at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Sept. 5 in support of National Suicide Awareness Month. Hawaii Gov. David Ige, service members from every branch of service, Department of Defense (DoD) personnel as well […]

CPO Legacy Academy tours USS bowfin

CPO Legacy Academy tours USS bowfin

USS Missouri Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Legacy Academy Class 019 members tour the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, Aug. 28. The CPO Legacy Academy is a six-day course in which the chief petty officers and selectees live aboard the Battleship Missouri Memorial and participate in preservation activities, leadership […]

Ray Emory In Memoriam (1921-2018)

Ray Emory In Memoriam (1921-2018)

Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs Pearl Harbor survivor, former Chief Boatswain’s Mate Ray Emory, 97, passed away Aug. 20 in Boise, Idaho. Emory dedicated his life to identifying the remains of hundreds of service members killed on Dec. 7, 1941 and buried as “unknowns” in Hawaii. He helped identify the remains of more than 100 […]

Traditions continues

Traditions continues

Story and photos by Randy Dela Cruz Sports Editor, Ho‘okele Twenty-one years ago, Sen. Daniel Akaka had a vision to introduce local businesses and products into the vast chain of military commissaries and exchanges. The concept would not only serve local businesses with an outlet to share their products with the military community in Hawaii, […]

USS Michael Murphy ‘The Protector’

USS Michael Murphy ‘The Protector’

Lt. Michael P. Murphy, namesake of our USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112), was tough — physically, mentally and morally. From an early age he was known as “The Protector.” He looked out for others, whether family, friends or strangers. According to his parents, Maureen and Dan Murphy, of Patchogue, New York, he had a strong […]