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Fitness Challenge showcases something for everyone

Fitness Challenge showcases something for everyone

Story and photos by Randy Dela Cruz Sports Editor, Ho‘okele Since its beginning four years ago, the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Fitness Challenge has given an opportunity to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam families to sample a variety of the base’s many fitness classes at JBPHH and Hickam Fitness Centers. This year’s event held Jan. 24 […]

Military service members caddie for pro golfers at Sony Open

Military service members caddie for pro golfers at Sony Open

Story and photos by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal Defense Media Activity Hawaii HONOLULU — Military families attended the Sony Open in Hawaii as part of the Birdies for the Brave military appreciation program from Jan. 15 to Jan. 19. Thirty service members caddied for professional golfers during the Official Pro-Am Tournament held Jan. 14 as […]

Veteran caretakers continue service at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

Veteran caretakers continue service at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

Story and photos by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal Defense Media Activity Hawaii The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl) is the final resting place for many military veterans who served across the globe. The gravesites and memories of these men and women are maintained every day with dignity, compassion and respect by military veteran […]

Volunteers take time to catalog humpback whales from shore

Volunteers take time to catalog humpback whales from shore

Don Robbins Editor, Ho‘okele The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary invites the public to get involved this year in monitoring the gentle giants known as humpback whales. The annual Sanctuary Ocean Count project offers the community a chance to monitor humpback whales from the shores of Oahu, the Big Island and Kauai. The […]

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 […]