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Robotics Brings Science To Life

Robotics Brings Science To Life

MC2 Johans Chavarro Navy Public Affairs Support Element West, Det. Hawaii Students from elementary, middle and high schools around the State participated in the 2015 Hawaii Regional SeaPerch Underwater Robotics for Youth competition Feb. 21 at U.S. Coast Guard Base Honolulu. Sponsored by the Office of Naval Research and managed by the AUVSI (Association for […]

Japanese students showcase traditional arts

Japanese students showcase traditional arts

Assistant Editor, Ho`okele Students from Japan’s Nippon Sport Science University (NSSU) held an exhibition of Japanese martial arts and cultural arts Feb. 16 at Hickam Gym, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Among the martial arts on display were kyudo (archery), sumo, judo, karatedo, aikido, kempo and kendo. The event also featured traditional Japanese drumming and folk […]

‘Swamp Romp'

‘Swamp Romp’

Story and photos by Lance Cpl. Khalil Ross Marine Corps Base Hawaii Marine Corps Community Services Hawaii and Combat Logistics Battalion 3 hosted the 21st annual Swamp Romp Feb. 7 at Marine Corps Base Hawaii’s Landing Zone Boondocker. The race was 5 miles long and contained many obstacles from mud pits to climbing walls and […]

Pacific Fleet Band tunes up Moanalua Middle School band camp

Pacific Fleet Band tunes up Moanalua Middle School band camp

MC2 Laurie Dexter Navy Public Affairs Support Element West Detachment Hawaii The Pacific Fleet (PACFLT) Band held a concert and educational clinics Jan. 30 for the Moanalua Middle School’s band camp at the Pu‘u Kahea Conference Center in Waianae on Oahu. The PACFLT Band provides community outreach through musical entertainment and education which builds bridges […]

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 […]