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JBPHH hosts safety standdown

JBPHH hosts safety standdown

Brandon Bosworth Assistant Editor, Ho`okele The Joint Base Pearl Harbor- Hickam Safety Department held a safety standdown at Sharkey Theater on May 19, 20 and 21. The event featured presentations about subjects such as water safety, personal safety and recreational offduty safety. “We want to bring a safety awareness to your everyday person, so they […]

USS Louisville changes command

USS Louisville changes command

MC1 Steven Khor Submarine Force Pacific Fleet Public Affairs Command of the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Louisville (SSN 724) was passed May 12 as Cmdr. David Cox relieved Cmdr. Robert Figgs during a time-honored ceremony at the submarine piers at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Figgs expressed how proud he was of having the […]

Joint Base rescues sea turtle

Joint Base rescues sea turtle

Becky Hommon Navy Region Hawaii, Environmental Counsel Navy ohana (family) worked together on April 29 to save a honu (turtle) in distress. A swimmer reported to the Hickam marina staff that a turtle was offshore and entangled in fishing gear. Gavin Doi, a marina staff member, knew to call the Joint Base “turtle phone” and […]

Navy shows community partnership with Hawaii DOE

Navy shows community partnership with Hawaii DOE

Military children recognized for scholastic achievements Story and photo by MC2 Jeff Troutman Navy Public Affairs Support Element West, Det. Hawaii Rear Adm. Rick Williams, commander of Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific, hosted an educators’ reception April 23 to honor local high school students and emphasize the military community partnership with […]

Sustaining fun: Earth Day 2015

Sustaining fun: Earth Day 2015

(from top left) Shari Gulledge, Navy Hale Keiki School director, helped distribute the certificates of appreciation to the active duty personnel for their long-standing partnership and support to the school throughout the years. Photo courtesy of Naval Supply Fleet Logistics Center Pearl Harbor Hickam Communities observed Earth Day April 22 with displays, information and a […]

SECDEF visits Sailors in Hawaii

SECDEF visits Sailors in Hawaii

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter speaks to Sailors aboard USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) April 12. Carter is on a visit to the U.S. Pacific Command area of responsibility to make observations for the force of the future and the rebalance to the Pacific. (Additional photo on page A-5.) DoD photo by Petty Officer […]

SECNAV holds all hands call at PMRF

SECNAV holds all hands call at PMRF

Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV), meets with Sailors from Pacific Missile Range Facility at Barking Sands, Kauai during a brief stop at the base April 2. The Navy’s senior leader addressed Sailors at an all-hands call in the base hangar and emphasized his focus on the “Four P’s” — Personnel, Platforms, Partnership and […]

Chief petty officers celebrate 122nd birthday

Chief petty officers celebrate 122nd birthday

Story and photo by Senior Airman Christopher Stoltz Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Public Affairs The rank of Navy chief petty officer, as it is recognized today, was officially established on April 1, 1893. One hundred and twenty-two years later, the chief petty officer’s ability to build relationships and find solutions for both officers and enlisted […]

Navy commands in Hawaii garner top environmental awards

Navy commands in Hawaii garner top environmental awards

Brandon Bosworth Assistant Editor, Ho`okele Navy commands in Hawaii were recently recognized for their commitment to the environment. Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) was honored and presented with a certificate for its environmental and cultural successes by the Hawaii House of Representatives at a ceremony held March 24 at the Hawaii State Capitol. House Resolution […]

Pearl Harbor Colors celebrates Women's History Month

Pearl Harbor Colors celebrates Women’s History Month

MC1 Omari K. Way Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs Navy Region Hawaii honored the history of women in uniform during a Pearl Harbor Colors, honors and heritage ceremony held March 19 at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument. Set at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, commanding officers from the two surface […]