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CPO Legacy Academy tours USS bowfin

CPO Legacy Academy tours USS bowfin

USS Missouri Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Legacy Academy Class 019 members tour the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, Aug. 28. The CPO Legacy Academy is a six-day course in which the chief petty officers and selectees live aboard the Battleship Missouri Memorial and participate in preservation activities, leadership […]

Ray Emory In Memoriam (1921-2018)

Ray Emory In Memoriam (1921-2018)

Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs Pearl Harbor survivor, former Chief Boatswain’s Mate Ray Emory, 97, passed away Aug. 20 in Boise, Idaho. Emory dedicated his life to identifying the remains of hundreds of service members killed on Dec. 7, 1941 and buried as “unknowns” in Hawaii. He helped identify the remains of more than 100 […]

Traditions continues

Traditions continues

Story and photos by Randy Dela Cruz Sports Editor, Ho‘okele Twenty-one years ago, Sen. Daniel Akaka had a vision to introduce local businesses and products into the vast chain of military commissaries and exchanges. The concept would not only serve local businesses with an outlet to share their products with the military community in Hawaii, […]

USS Michael Murphy ‘The Protector’

USS Michael Murphy ‘The Protector’

Lt. Michael P. Murphy, namesake of our USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112), was tough — physically, mentally and morally. From an early age he was known as “The Protector.” He looked out for others, whether family, friends or strangers. According to his parents, Maureen and Dan Murphy, of Patchogue, New York, he had a strong […]

Toxoplasmosis impacts Hawaii’s native wildlife

Toxoplasmosis impacts Hawaii’s native wildlife

MC2 Justin Pacheco Navy Public Affairs Support Element Detachment Hawaii In Hawaii, the growth of feral cat colonies is endangering Hawaii’s indigenous birds, marine animals and other native wildlife through toxoplasmosis, which is spread through the cat’s feces. Cats are the only known reproductive host of the toxoplasmosis parasite. Toxoplasmosis is a disease caused by […]

JBPHH team brings home 55 fallen from Korea

JBPHH team brings home 55 fallen from Korea

Compiled by 1st Lt. Avery Larkin 15th Wing Public Affairs Before 55 transfer cases with remains of what are believed to be American service members were returned to the U.S. Aug. 1, a mission of 15th Wing and Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam partners was organized to make such a return possible. Aircrews from the Hawaii […]

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 […]