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RIMPAC visitors explore Hawaii

RIMPAC visitors explore Hawaii

Story and photos by Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Morale, Welfare and Recreation Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) helped the visiting Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014 sailors make the most of their free time before the exercises began with a variety of excursions and activities. Participants went to luaus, took […]

Navy supports International VEX Robotics Summer Games

Navy supports International VEX Robotics Summer Games

Jensin Sommer Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Public Affairs Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Industrial Maintenance Facility (PHNSY & IMF) contributed more than two dozen Sailor volunteers and funding from the Office of Naval Research to serve as a major sponsor of the International VEX Robotics Summer Games, which took place at the Hawaii Convention Center […]

America’s independence celebrated in a big way

America’s independence celebrated in a big way

Reid Tokeshi Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Morale, Welfare and Recreation Thousands of patrons gathered on the Fourth of July at Ward Field at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to celebrate America’s independence with activities and attractions provided by joint base Morale, Welfare & Recreation. Nick Scott, an active duty Navy service member, and his wife, Trish, […]

RIMPAC features sports of all sorts

RIMPAC features sports of all sorts

Hawaii blooms with 'flower power'

Hawaii blooms with ‘flower power’

Story and photos by Don Robbins Editor, Ho’okele When people say “lucky you live Hawaii,” one of the things that often come to mind are the colorful tropical flowers that grow year-round, including orchids of all shapes, sizes and colors that can be seen across the island. For example, members of orchid clubs throughout the […]

Keiki 'Hooked' On Fishing

Keiki ‘Hooked’ On Fishing

Story and photos by Tech. Sgt. Terri Paden 15th Wing Public Affairs The 15th Annual Friends of Hickam Keiki Fishing Tournament took place June 4 at the Ho`omaluhia Botanical Gardens in Kaneohe. During the annual event, more than 120 members of Team Hickam and their children competed against one another to take home the coveted […]

Pilot For A Day Kirby Balinski

Pilot For A Day Kirby Balinski

Story and photos by Tech. Sgt. Terri Paden 15th Wing Public Affairs When local teenager Kirby Balinski saw his childhood dream of becoming a military pilot undercut by a sudden medical diagnosis, members of the 15th Operations Group at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam stepped in to make his dream come true. After being diagnosed with […]

Tips For Summer Safety

Tips For Summer Safety

MC3 Diana Quinlan Navy Public Affairs Support Element West, Det. Hawaii The Memorial Day weekend traditionally kicks off the summer season, which lasts until Labor Day. The summer months are fast approaching for most of the U.S. but in Hawaii summer is practically year-round. Sun, warm weather, beaches, mountains, volcanoes and tropical forests attract outdoor […]

Focused on Fitness

Focused on Fitness

Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam Public Affairs The Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Morale, Welfare and Recreation Fitness and Wellness Fair took place May 9 at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Fitness Center. The free event included mini-workouts, fitness evaluation, healthy foods and the second annual fire truck pull. In addition, U.S. Olympians also attended the […]

U.S. Pacific Fleet Band hosts high school students

U.S. Pacific Fleet Band hosts high school students

Story and photos by MC1 David Kolmel U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs The U.S. Pacific Fleet (PACFLT) Band hosted 40 members of the Vacaville High School band and choir from Vacaville, Calif. April 17 at PACFLT Band’s headquarters at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The students attended a concert, workshops and then performed alongside members of […]