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Navy partners with Polynesian Voyaging Society

Navy partners with Polynesian Voyaging Society

MC1 Meranda Keller Navy Public Affairs Support Element Detachment Hawaii Service members along with thousands of guests participated in the historic welcoming ceremony of the double-hulled canoe Hokule‘a at Oahu’s Magic Island, June 17. Hokule‘a and sister ships staffed with the Polynesian Voyaging Society (PVS) crewmembers concluded a three-year sail around the globe. Departing Hawaiian […]

Kids compete for Biggest Catch

Kids compete for Biggest Catch

Story and photos by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman 15th Wing Public Affairs More than 100 children lined up along the shores of the Ho‘omaluhia Botanical Gardens to cast fishing lines during the 18th Annual Friends of Hickam Keiki Fishing Tournament in Kaneohe, May 31. The catch-and-release tournament was free and open to the children ages […]

Biggest Little Airshow Recreates Battle Of Midway

Biggest Little Airshow Recreates Battle Of Midway

MC2 Jason Abrams U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs Model aircraft pilots from around the country gathered at the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor for the Biggest Little Airshow, June 34, to recreate air-to-air battles that took place during the Battle of Midway. The museum, located on Ford Island, hosted the air show. It commemorated the […]

Cooks dish up 'sizzle' at BEACHFEST

Cooks dish up ‘sizzle’ at BEACHFEST

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Public Affairs Photos by Staff Sgt. Christopher Stoltz Service members at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) were treated to Beachfest, held May 29 at Hickam Beach. The waterfront event featured many activities, ranging from dunk tanks to hula lessons. Some patrons even won a free luxury car rental. The event was […]

Military Melodies

Military Melodies

The free and open-to-the-public 32nd Annual Combined Military Band Concert took place May 20 at the historic Hawaii Theatre in Honolulu. The combined band featured service members from each branch of the military, with each respective conductor taking turns overseeing patriotic songs. This year, the United States Marine Forces of the Pacific Band was the […]

'Pulling Together' For Fitness

‘Pulling Together’ For Fitness

Helen Ko Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Morale, Welfare and Recreation About 350 patrons attended the Health and Fitness Fair at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Fitness Center, May 12. The event featured more than 20 vendors, providing information, services and complimentary takeaways, such as fresh fruit and goodie bags. Vendors included the Hickam Fitness Center, which […]

Craft Fair Springs To Life

Craft Fair Springs To Life

Reid Tokeshi Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Morale, Welfare and Recreation Spring was in full effect for those attending the 42nd annual Spring Craft Fair at the Joint Base Arts and Crafts Center, May 6. Hundreds of customers weaved through the more than 100 booths, featuring a variety of handmade works. Donna Sommer, Arts and Crafts […]

Backcourt Leads 690th Cos To Championship

Backcourt Leads 690th Cos To Championship

Story and photos by Randy Dela Cruz Sports Editor, Ho‘okele Entering the playoffs as the No. 4 seed from the Blue Division, the 690th Cyberspace Operations Squadron (690 COS) faced a huge mountain to climb during the three-day post-season tournament. Instead of succumbing to the pressure, the team proved itself to all doubters. It walked […]

Navy attends Merrie Monarch Festival

Navy attends Merrie Monarch Festival

Story and photos by Ensign Britney Duesler Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs The U.S. Pacific Fleet Band gathered with Capt. James Jenks, chief of staff of Navy Region Hawaii, and his wife, Catherine, to march in the 54th annual Merrie Monarch Festival Parade, April 22. Throughout the course of the parade, which wound through downtown […]

Relief For The Reef

Relief For The Reef

Don Robbins Editor, Ho‘okele Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Hawaii held an Earth Month event April 13 at Ahua Reef. Volunteers helped restore a Native Hawaiian wetland by removing invasive weeds, cleaning up trash and creating habitat for native plants and birds, including the Hawaiian Stilt, an endangered species of shorebirds. Rebecca Smith, JBPHH natural […]