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Wounded Warrior Pacific Trials to be held March 10-13

Wounded Warrior Pacific Trials to be held March 10-13

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Morale, Welfare and Recreation The 2015 Wounded Warrior Pacific Trials, a competition among seriously wounded, ill and injured service members from the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Navy and Special Operations Command, will be held March 10 through March 13. An opening symposium will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 […]

Pearl Harbor Colors honors African Americans

Pearl Harbor Colors honors African Americans

Brandon Bosworth Assistant Editor, Ho`okele The Pearl Harbor Colors for February was held Feb. 26 at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Pearl Harbor Colors is a monthly military ceremony open to the public. It is an opportunity for local residents and international visitors to witness a U.S. military ceremony and meet veterans, service members and […]

USS Paul Hamilton departs for deployment

USS Paul Hamilton departs for deployment

Lt. Erik Guiremand, formerly assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60), casts a line as the ship departs Feb. 14 from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a scheduled independent deployment. U.S. Navy photos by MC2 Diana Quinlan (Right) Firecontrolman 1st Class Michael Farbridge-Currie, assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG […]

Navy ships participate in IDCERTEX

Navy ships participate in IDCERTEX

Commander Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific Public Affairs Five U.S. Navy ships commenced an independent deployer certification exercise (IDCERTEX) in the southern California and Hawaii operating areas. The exercise runs Feb. 9-20. IDCERTEX provides a multi-ship environment to train and certify independent deployers in surface warfare, air defense, maritime interception operations, command and control/information warfare, […]

Welcome back USS Halsey

Welcome back USS Halsey

Commander Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific Public Affairs The Arleigh Burke-class, guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) returned Thursday from a seven-month deployment to the western Pacific. While on deployment, the ship and crew of nearly 280 Sailors conducted various theater security operations and goodwill activities with partner nations. “This was the first deployment for […]

21st Century Sailor director holds all hands call at JBPHH

21st Century Sailor director holds all hands call at JBPHH

Story and photo by MC2 Johans Chavarro Navy Public Affairs Support Element West, Detachment Hawaii Sailors stationed throughout Pearl Harbor gathered at historic Bloch Arena at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for an all-hands call Jan. 23 hosted by Rear Adm. Rick P. Snyder, director, 21st Century Sailor office. Snyder spoke to Sailors on how the […]

CMSAF visits joint base, shares knowledge with Airmen

CMSAF visits joint base, shares knowledge with Airmen

Story and photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander Martinez 15th Wing Public Affairs Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody visited with Airmen and hosted separate all-calls with junior and senior enlisted Airmen during his visit Jan. 15-16 to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH). Cody’s discussion-style all-calls allowed for Airmen to openly express their […]

Pearl Harbor celebrates honor and heritage of military, families

Pearl Harbor celebrates honor and heritage of military, families

MC2 Laurie Dexter Navy Public Affairs Support Element West, Detachment Hawaii Service members, families and guests gathered to celebrate the Pearl Harbor Colors Honor and Heritage ceremony held Jan. 15 at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center of the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, overlooking the USS Arizona Memorial. The ceremony, themed […]

High winds fell tree at Bloch Arena

High winds fell tree at Bloch Arena

A military and civilian team responded to a downed kiawe tree at the Bloch Arena parking lot at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam earlier this week. The tree was toppled by high winds shortly after New Year’s Day. Though parts of the lot remain closed for safety reasons, parking is still available at Bloch Arena. U.S. […]

Coast Guard Cutter Rush grants a holiday wish for a special child

Coast Guard Cutter Rush grants a holiday wish for a special child

STORY AND PHOTOS BY CHIEF PETTY OFFICER KURT FREDRICKSON U.S. Coast Guard District 14 Hawaii For more than 40 years the Coast Guard Cutter Rush has answered the needs of the service and the nation, traversing the globe from Vietnam to the Arctic. On Tuesday it was called on to fulfill a unique request — […]