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Gabby Douglas gives warm aloha to JBPHH

Gabby Douglas gives warm aloha to JBPHH

Story and photos by Randy Dela Cruz Sports Editor, Ho‘okele At more than 200 strong, members of the crowd welcoming Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam were treated like they were the stars. The athletic wunderkind personally greeted everyone during a meet-and-greet Jan. 12 at Bloch Arena, courtesy of Morale, Welfare and […]

HIANG enjoys banner  year in Joint Base sports

HIANG enjoys banner year in Joint Base sports

Story and photos by Randy Dela Cruz Sports Editor, Ho‘okele Winning one championship in intramural sports at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam can be a challenging task for any command. However, in 2017, the Hawaii Air National Guard (HIANG) not only succeeded in capturing two titles, but almost won a third championship — falling short in […]

Tower Lighting Illuminates Joint Base

Tower Lighting Illuminates Joint Base

Miki Lau Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Morale, Welfare and Recreation Service members and their families celebrated the start of the holiday season with the 48th annual Tower Lighting Ceremony hosted by Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR), Dec. 8. The family-friendly festivities kicked off at 4:30 p.m. leading up to the lighting of Freedom Tower at […]

Wounded veterans have skills  to ‘spare' in bowling competition

Wounded veterans have skills to ‘spare’ in bowling competition

Story and photos by MC1 Jeffrey Troutman Navy Public Affairs Support Element Detachment Hawaii An all-service bowling competition for wounded veterans took place at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Nov. 28, in commemoration of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Warrior Care Month. The event was hosted by the Navy and Coast Guard Wounded Warrior Program, Navy […]

Library named in honor of Pearl Harbor survivor

Library named in honor of Pearl Harbor survivor

Story and photos by Brister Thomas Navy Hale Keiki School Michael “Mickey” Ganitch, a 98-year-old Pearl Harbor survivor, thought he was on island for a dinner in support of Navy Hale Keiki School. But the students had a different plan in mind. They surprised him Nov. 9 by dedicating their new library in his name. […]

Military, community strengthen partnerships at annual Makahiki

Military, community strengthen partnerships at annual Makahiki

Story and photos by MC1 Corwin Colbert Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs Makahiki is a Hawaiian festival to celebrate the bounty of the land and honor the traditional Hawaiian god Lono. This year was the 16th annual Makahiki event that took place on Hickam Harbor Beach at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Nov. 18. Service members […]

UH celebrates military  with appreciation night

UH celebrates military with appreciation night

Story and photos by Randy Dela Cruz Sports Editor, Ho‘okele The University of Hawaii continued with its annual tradition of Military Appreciation Night on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at Aloha Stadium, but with a different twist. While in the past, the ceremonies focused on returning armed forces personnel marching into the stadium, this year’s event […]

Fall fair features creative crafts

Fall fair features creative crafts

Story and photos by Justin Hirai Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Morale, Welfare and Recreation More than 2,500 patrons attended the Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s (MWR) Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Arts and Crafts Center’s 42nd Annual Fall Craft Fair, Nov. 4. Customers had the opportunity to browse through 120 booths of creative handmade arts and crafts. […]

Hickam Hurricanes dive into new competition year

Hickam Hurricanes dive into new competition year

Story and photos by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman 15th Wing Public Affairs Year after year, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hick-am’s swim team faces a myriad of challenges and yet they keep swimming. The Hickam Hurricanes are committed to developing skills for local, state, national and international levels of competitive swimming in accordance with the rules of […]

Thousands turn out for Hunter Hayes concert

Thousands turn out for Hunter Hayes concert

Reid Tokeshi Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Morale, Welfare & Recreation Having a concert on a Tuesday night did not deter fans of Hunter Hayes from gathering at Ward Field on Oct. 17. More than 5,000 Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam patrons showed up to see the country music star put on a free concert presented by […]