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Energized! Navy in Hawaii wins top awards

Energized! Navy in Hawaii wins top awards

Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs Four Hawaii-based Navy commands were winners of the Secretary of the Navy (SEC NAV) Energy Awards program, it was announced last week Aug. 2, in Washington D.C. Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) won the Department of the Navy Energy Excellence Award for fiscal year 2018 in the large shore command […]

Korean War remains returned

Korean War remains returned

Vice President Mike Pence, Indo-Pacific Commander U.S. Navy Adm. Phil Davidson and Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) deputy director Rear Adm. Jon Kreitz render salutes during an honorable carry ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH), Aug. 1. Carry teams moved 55 transfer cases, containing what are believed to be the remains of American service […]

SOCPAC conducts airborne exercises

SOCPAC conducts airborne exercises

MC1 Carlos Gomez RIMPAC Public Affairs About 150 special operations forces members from seven countries flooded the skies during airborne operations in Wahiawa, July 17 and 19. Special Operations Command Pacific (SOCPAC) conducted airborne operations with multinational Special Operations Forces (SOF) in support of the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise. In the spirit of […]

RIMPAC on target

RIMPAC on target

Courtesy Story U.S. 3rd Fleet Public Affairs Live fire from aircraft, a submarine and land assets participating in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise sank the decommissioned ex-USS Racine (LST-1191) July 12 in waters 15,000 feet deep 55 nautical miles north of Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) Barking Sands, Kauai, Hawaii. PMRF is the […]

US, Australian divers explore USS Arizona wreckage

US, Australian divers explore USS Arizona wreckage

Courtesy Story U.S. 3rd Fleet Public Affairs Royal Australian Navy clearance divers were afforded the rare opportunity to see the USS Arizona Memorial from a perspective few people in the world get to experience. As part of integration activities being conducted during the 2018 Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise, Australian divers scuba-dived the wreck […]

US Navy commences 26th RIMPAC exercise

US Navy commences 26th RIMPAC exercise

U.S. 3rd Fleet Public Affairs Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Adm. John C. Aquilino and Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet, Vice Adm. John D. Alexander, announced June 27 the start of the world’s largest international maritime exercise, the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC), scheduled through Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. […]

US 3rd Fleet hosts first RIMPAC Innovation Fair

US 3rd Fleet hosts first RIMPAC Innovation Fair

Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet Public Affairs The U.S. 3rd Fleet is hosting the inaugural Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Innovation Fair at Club Pearl on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam through July 1. The fair will comprise 22 exhibitors from five countries that will discuss and demonstrate maritime capabilities and technology. The purpose of the fair […]

15th Wing welcomes new commander

15th Wing welcomes new commander

Story and photo by Capt. Nicole White 15th Wing Public Affairs Members of the 15th Wing offered aloha to a new commander during a change of command ceremony June 20. During the ceremony, Col. Kevin Gordon transferred command to Col. W. Halsey Burks. Lt. Gen. Kenneth Wils-bach, 11th Air Force commander, presided over the ceremony […]

HIANG delivers airlift support

HIANG delivers airlift support

154th Wing Public Affairs More than 50 Airmen, including members of the Hawaii Air National Guard (HIANG), and civilians traveled to Ramstein Air Base, Germany to participate in a Global Response Force led multinational exercise, known as Swift Response 18 (SR18). SR18 features airborne exercises, joint forcible entry personnel and equipment drops, air assault operations, […]

USS O'Kane returns home

USS O’Kane returns home

Lt. j.g. Lucian DuChaine USS O’Kane Public Affairs The guided missile destroyer USS O’Kane (DDG 77) returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam June 4 after a seven-month western Pacific deployment. O’Kane departed Pearl Harbor Nov. 4 to conduct ballistic missile defense operations near the American territory of Guam. O’Kane remained on station for the majority […]