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Joint Base honors USS Fitzgerald

Joint Base honors USS Fitzgerald

Ensign flies half-mast at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam June 27 in remembrance of seven Sailors, assigned to the USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62), who died tragically June 17 when their ship collided with a merchant vessel southwest of Yokosuka, Japan. Photo Illustration / Photo by MC2 Katarzyna Kobiljak The deceased are: Gunner’s Mate Seaman Dakota Kyle […]

Velino takes final flight as 15th Operations Group commander

Velino takes final flight as 15th Operations Group commander

Col. Charles Velino, 15th Operations Group commander, flies a C-17 Globemaster III over the Hawaiian Islands during his final flight, June 16. Velino is a command pilot with more than 3,500 flying hours and will be leaving the 15th Operations Group to take command of the 47th Flying Training Wing in Laughlin AFB, Texas. Photo […]

Aloha Capt. Keeve, welcome Capt. Bernard

Aloha Capt. Keeve, welcome Capt. Bernard

Blair Martin Gradel Joint Base Pearl Harbor- Hickam Public Affairs Capt. Jeff Bernard relieved Capt. Stanley Keeve, Jr. as the commander of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) during a change of command ceremony at Kilo Piers, June 15. Rear Adm. John Fuller, commander of Navy Region Hawaii, was the keynote speaker and also presented Keeve […]

75th Battle Of Midway Commemoration ceremony honors American service, sacrifice

75th Battle Of Midway Commemoration ceremony honors American service, sacrifice

Jim Neuman Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs June 5 marked the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Midway. The U.S. Navy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service commemorated the historic event and honored the veterans of the battle in a special ceremony that took place on both Midway Atoll and at […]

75th Battle of Midway Commemoration

75th Battle of Midway Commemoration

Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs June 2017 marks the 75th anniversary of the Navy’s and the nation’s most historically significant naval victory. The Battle of Midway took place from June 3 to 7, 1942 and changed the tide of the war in the Pacific and the course of world history. The following events have been […]

West Loch disaster victims honored

West Loch disaster victims honored

MC2 Somers Steelman Navy Public Affairs Support Element Detachment Hawaii Service members from all branches of the military gathered on the U.S. Army Logistics Support Vessel 2, the Chief Warrant Officer 3 Harold C. Clinger, for the 73rd West Loch Disaster Remembrance Ceremony, May 20, hosted by the U.S. Army’s 8th Theater Sustainment Command. The […]

Northern Edge concludes

Northern Edge concludes

Sgt. 1st Class Joel Gibson NE17 Joint Information Bureau Approximately 6,000 Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, as well as Department of Defense civil servants and contractors participated in Exercise Northern Edge 2017 (NE17) at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska and at Eielson Air Force Base near Fairbanks, May 1-12. Pilots and crew of various […]

Taking steps to improve pedestrian safety

Taking steps to improve pedestrian safety

Anna General Managing Editor, Ho’okele Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs Three pedestrian incidents involving military members and civilians occurred at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) within a month. “This week, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam experienced its third pedestrian incident in the last 30 days involving personnel being struck by a moving vehicle,” said Capt. Stanley […]

Makin Island makes Hawaii port visit

Makin Island makes Hawaii port visit

MC1 Mathew Diendorf USS Makin Island Public Affairs The Sailors and Marines of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG)/11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, May 1 for the final port call of the ARG/MEU’s deployment to the U.S. 3rd, 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operations. During the ARG/MEU’s […]

VP Pence speaks at Joint Base

VP Pence speaks at Joint Base

Story and photo by Senior Airman Michael Reeves Jr. 15th Wing Public Affairs Vice President Mike Pence made a brief stop at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam April 24 25 to speak with the troops on his way from American Samoa to Washington, D.C. The trip was intended as a chance for the vice president to […]