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USS Port Royal and USS Hopper deploy

USS Port Royal and USS Hopper deploy

Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs Guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73), with an embarked detachment from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 37 (HSM-37), and guided-missile destroyer USS Ho pper (DDG 70) departed their homeport of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for an independent deployment to the U.S. 7th and 5th Fleet areas of operation, Aug. 25. […]

PMRF holds change of command

PMRF holds change of command

Robert Purdy PMRF Public Affairs Capt. Vincent R. Johnson relieved Capt. Bruce W. Hay Jr. as commanding officer of Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) at a change of command and retirement ceremony held at the base air operations hangar, Aug. 12. Hay retired from 26 years of naval service during the ceremony. Hay assumed command […]

Command of USS Bremerton changes hands

Command of USS Bremerton changes hands

MC2 Shaun Griffin Commander Submarine Forces Pacific A change of command ceremony was held aboard the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Bremerton (SSN 698) at the submarine pier at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Aug. 5. Cmdr. Wesley Bring-ham, commanding officer of Bremerton, was relieved by Cmdr. Travis Zettel. The ceremony’s guest speaker, Capt. James P. […]

Rim of the Pacific 2016 concludes

Rim of the Pacific 2016 concludes

Lt. Miranda Williams Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet The world’s largest international maritime exercise concluded Aug. 4, after more than a month of training events conducted in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. Twenty-six nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel participated in Rim of the Pacific […]

Ships return for RIMPAC conclusion

Ships return for RIMPAC conclusion

Ho’okele Staff The biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise is taking place around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California from June 30 to Aug. 4 where 26 nations, 45 ships, five submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating. The world’s largest international maritime exercise provides unique training opportunities that help RIMPAC […]

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 […]