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Tower Lighting will include pictures with Santa tonight

Tower Lighting will include pictures with Santa tonight

Reid Tokeshi Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Morale, Welfare & Recreation The 45th Annual Tower Lighting Celebration will be held tonight on the lawn by Freedom Tower. The festivities begin at 4:30 p.m., and patrons are encouraged to arrive early and claim their spot. An evening of live entertainment, prize giveaways, food, treats and more await […]

Going Airborne

Going Airborne

Story and photos by MC2 Laurie Dexter Navy Public Affairs Support Element West Det. Hawaii U.S. Army airborne Soldiers assigned to Special Operations Command Pacific (SOCPAC) jumped from a CH-47 Chinook helicopter Nov. 25 at Basilan Drop Zone, Hawaii. Airborne Soldiers must jump quarterly to maintain an active jump status. As a subordinate unified command […]

JBPHH hosts Hawaii Special Olympics

JBPHH hosts Hawaii Special Olympics

Story and photos by MC2 Tiarra Fulgham Navy Public Affairs Support Element West Det. Hawaii Military service members from across Oahu joined a total force of more than 1,800 volunteers participating in the bi-annual Special Olympics held Nov. 21 through 23 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. More than 12,000 athletes, family members and coaches from […]

JBPHH celebrates Makahiki

JBPHH celebrates Makahiki

Story and photos by MC2 Laurie Dexter Navy Public Affairs Support Element West, Detachment Hawaii Military service members, civilians and families attended and participated in the annual Kapuaikaula Makahiki held Nov. 8 at Hickam Harbor Beach at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH). The makahiki, known as a “Hawaiian Thanksgiving,” provided an opportunity for military families […]

America's Veterans To Be Honored Nov. 11

America’s Veterans To Be Honored Nov. 11

Don Robbins Editor, Ho’okele Veterans Day on Nov. 11 is a nationwide celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. Events scheduled locally Nov. 11 to commemorate Veterans Day include: * Operation Homefront Color Vibe 5K will begin at 9 a.m. at […]

Zombie run scares up some fun at JBPHH

Zombie run scares up some fun at JBPHH

Story and photos by Sr. Airman Christopher Stoltz Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Public Affairs If you were awake early enough on the morning of Oct. 25, it would have been hard to believe your eyes around the Hickam Fitness Center at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Early-morning gym-goers, those eating breakfast at Wright Brothers Café, and […]

Sailors celebrate Navy’s 239th Birthday

Sailors celebrate Navy’s 239th Birthday

Story and photos by MC3 Johans Chavarro Navy Public Affairs Support Element West, Det. Hawaii Despite releasing heavy rains throughout the island, Hurricane Ana failed to keep service members, families, and friends in Hawaii from celebrating the U.S. Navy’s 239th birthday during a Navy ball held Oct. 18 at the Sheraton Hotel in Waikiki. The […]

Federal Fire Department promotes awareness

Federal Fire Department promotes awareness

Story and photos by Fire Inspector Angela Sanders Adults and children of all ages stopped, dropped and rolled their way through educational fire safety booths during National Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 5-11. The Federal Fire Department Hawaii held several events on military installations throughout the week, including at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, to promote this […]

Making Strides to fight cancer

Making Strides to fight cancer

Story and photos by MC2 Tiarra Fulgham Navy Public Affairs Support Element West Detachment Hawaii Military service members united with Hawaii residents, including breast cancer survivors, volunteers and families, in a 3.1 mile Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk held Oct. 4 across the Ford Island Bridge. More than 5,000 participants of all ages expressed […]

Commands, Teams 'Reach For THe Cup'

Commands, Teams ‘Reach For THe Cup’

Story and photos by MC3 Johans Chavarro Navy Public Affairs Support Element West, Det. Hawaii Service members throughout Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) competed in the annual Captain’s Cup event hosted by JBPHH Morale, Welfare, and Fitness the week of Sept. 22 to 26. The Captain’s Cup Olympics competition is a week-long fitness competition that […]