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No Bystanders

No Bystanders

Adm. John Richardson Chief of Naval Operations Editors note: The following message was sent by Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson to all commanders fleetwide. Team, we have a problem and we need to solve it. Really solve it—not put a band-aid on it, not whitewash over it, not look the other way. The […]

From sea to shore: Sailor of the year

From sea to shore: Sailor of the year

MC2 Jeff Troutman Navy Public Affairs Support Element Hawaii MC2 Brian Wilbur PACFLT Public Affairs First-class petty officers selected as finalists from around Pacific Fleet (PACFLT) gathered at Pearl Harbor for the 2016 Pacific Fleet Sea And Shore Sailor of the Year (SOY), March 4-10. Throughout the week, the 14 finalists visited historical sites such […]

USS Michael Murphy  completes OMSI mission

USS Michael Murphy completes OMSI mission

Story and photos by MC3 Danny Kelley Navy Public Affairs Support West The U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy completed an 18-day joint mission in the Central and South Pacific under the Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) to combat transnational crimes, enforce fisheries laws and enhance regional security, Feb. 18. A Coast Guard law enforcement […]

USS Hopper returns to Pearl Harbor

USS Hopper returns to Pearl Harbor

Commander, U.S. Third Fleet Public Affairs The guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) returned from a 180-day independent deployment to the Arabian Gulf, western Pacific, and Indian Ocean, Feb. 21. While deployed to the U.S. 5th and 7th fleets, the ship and crew of more than 330 Sailors, assigned to Destroyer Squadron (CDS) 9, conducted […]

Hawaiian culture shared

Hawaiian culture shared

Navy Public Affairs Support Element Detachment Hawaii The Department of Defense (DoD) along with Native Hawaiian Organizations (NHO) held a three-day DoD Native Hawaiian Cultural Communications and Consultation Course (NHCCCC) at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam beginning Feb 7. The course focused on how to provide DoD employees awareness of Hawaiian history and culture, as […]

Success! U.S., Japan conduct intercept test

Success! U.S., Japan conduct intercept test

Missile Defense Agency The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA), the Japan Ministry of Defense, and U.S. Navy Sailors aboard USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) successfully conducted a flight test Feb. 3 (Hawaii Standard Time), resulting in the first intercept of a ballistic missile target using the Standard Missile-3 (SM-3). The SM-3 Block IIA is […]

Lost, but not forgotten

Lost, but not forgotten

Story and photos by MC2 Johans Chavarro Navy Public Affairs Support Element Detachment Hawaii Buddy Scribner paid tribute to his cousin, Seaman Apprentice Leroy Dennis, during his visit to USS Utah Memorial at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Jan. 29. At 8:01 a.m. on Dec. 7, 1941, one of the bombs from an enemy plane that […]

CNIC commander visits Joint Base

CNIC commander visits Joint Base

Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) Vice Adm. Dixon Smith visited Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Jan 23-24. This was a return visit for Smith who served as the former Commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific from 2008 to November 2011. CNIC’s mission is to enable the Navy’s […]

Family farewell

Family farewell

USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) Command Master Chief Ben Pierson from Dallas, wishes his family farewell on the pier at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Jan. 13. U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Britney Duesler

Chief of Naval Personnel visits Sailors in Hawaii

Chief of Naval Personnel visits Sailors in Hawaii

Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs The Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) Vice Adm. Robert Burke visited Hawaii Sailors to discuss Sailor 2025 and some of the Navy’s other personnel initiatives at an all-hands call at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Jan. 9. While in Hawaii, Burke and Fleet Master Chief April Beldo met with Sailors […]