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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 […]

PACAF welcomes new commander

PACAF welcomes new commander

Headquarters Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs Gen. Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy assumed command of Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) July 12 during a ceremony at the Aloha Aina Park at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Presiding over the ceremony, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Gold-fein expressed confidence in O’Shaughnessy as the new commander of PACAF. […]

RIMPAC 2016 Begins

RIMPAC 2016 Begins

RIMPAC ship tour schedule announced Rim of the Pacific Exercise 2016 (RIMPAC) participants, active duty/reserve and retired military personnel and their families, Common Access Cardholders and their sponsored guests are invited to tour RIMPAC ships Saturday, July 9 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. unless otherwise stated. •Guests must be 8 years old or older. […]

RIMPAC 2016 Touches Down In Hawaii

RIMPAC 2016 Touches Down In Hawaii

Held every two years by U.S. Pacific Fleet (PACFLT), RIMPAC 2016 is a multinational marine exercise that takes place in and around the Hawaiian Islands. RIMPAC is intended to provide a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea-lanes and security on the […]

USS Michael Murphy sorties to conduct MEDEVAC

USS Michael Murphy sorties to conduct MEDEVAC

Commander, U.S. Third Fleet Public Affairs The guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) conducted an emergency medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) June 19 to assist a Sailor in need of medical attention aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86). At approximately 2:14 p.m., June 17, Shoup notified Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet that a Sailor aboard required […]

Conservation is key for Joint Base, RIMPAC 2016

Conservation is key for Joint Base, RIMPAC 2016

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam is gearing up for the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise scheduled to begin June 30. Twenty-seven nations, 45 ships, five submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel will participate in the exercise. Besides providing an opportunity for service members from across the globe to train together and learn […]

Japan training squadron visits Pearl Harbor

Japan training squadron visits Pearl Harbor

Story and photo by MC2 Tamara Vaughn U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs A Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) training squadron comprising three ships began a three-day port visit at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam June 1 as part of a round-the-world deployment to 16 ports in 13 countries. During the port visit Adm. Scott Swift, […]

Battle Of Midway Remembered

Battle Of Midway Remembered

Story and photo by MC2 Jeffrey Troutman Navy Public Affairs Support Element Detachment Hawaii The Battle of Midway was honored on its 74th anniversary with a wreath-dedication ceremony at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, May 31. The ceremony was attended by military service members, guests and members of the James Campbell High School Navy Junior […]

Service members honor 1944 West Loch victims

Service members honor 1944 West Loch victims

Staff Sgt. John Garver 8th Theater Sustainment Command Hawaii government officials, community representatives, and retired and active service members from all branches of the military gathered on the U.S. Army Logistic Support Vessel 4, the Lt. Gen. William B. Bunker, for the 72nd West Loch Disaster Remembrance Ceremony, May 20, hosted by U.S. Army Pacific […]

USNS Mercy visits Pearl Harbor in preparation for Pacific Partnership

USNS Mercy visits Pearl Harbor in preparation for Pacific Partnership

Pacific Partnership Public Affairs USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arrived in Pearl Harbor May 18 as the ship and approximately 700 embarked personnel begin Pacific Partnership 2016. In its 11th year, Pacific Partnership will emphasize disaster preparedness through multilateral cooperation in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. While in port, Mercy will take on supplies and additional mission members, […]