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MFSC honors military children

MFSC honors military children

Kristen Wong Life & Leisure Editor, Ho‘okele More than 50 military children received the Homefront Hero Award for Excellence in a ceremony hosted by Military and Family Support Center (MFSC) Hickam April 26. The award was open to children of service members stationed at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH). Military parents nominated their children for […]

Air Force teen receives award

Air Force teen receives award

Story and photos by Operation Homefront Shelby Barber, a local Air Force military family member, received the Military Child of the Year Award for Innovation during Operation Homefront’s annual awards gala in Arlington, Virginia April 19. This is the 10th anniversary of the awards, which each year has provided extraordinary young recipients with opportunities to […]

Early start to Earth Day

Early start to Earth Day

Story and photos by Justin Hirai Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Morale, Welfare and Recreation The Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s (MWR) Outdoor Recreation Department held an early Earth Day celebration at Hickam Harbor, April 14. There were a variety of informational booths, activities, touch tide pools, food vendors and live music. The occasional spring shower didn’t […]

Imagination Movers Live Up To Their Name

Imagination Movers Live Up To Their Name

Reid Tokeshi Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Morale, Welfare and Recreation Performing for the youngsters, the musical group Imagination Movers took the stage at this year’s Month of the Military Child Celebration at the Freedom Tower at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, April 4. Hosted by Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) and presented by Navy Entertainment, the […]

Sea Cadets support memorial, museum on spring break

Sea Cadets support memorial, museum on spring break

Story and photos by Lt. Cmdr Douglas R. Maguire U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps Battleship Missouri — Hawaii Division Battleship Missouri — Hawaii Division Sea Cadets supported the Battleship Missouri Memorial and they provided general maintenance of the aircraft and Hangar 79 at Pacific Aviation Museum while on spring break last month. The cadets signed […]

Navy Wounded Warriors honored at canoe festival

Navy Wounded Warriors honored at canoe festival

Story and photos by Margo Crane CNRH Navy Wounded Warrior Program Director Navy Wounded Warriors and their families, along with the Navy Wounded Warrior staff, were invited as special guests to the ninth annual Kualoa/Hakipu‘u Canoe Festival, held at Kualoa Regional Park, March 10. Activities included standup paddle boarding, canoeing, kayaking and sailboat rides. The […]

Veggie burrito bowl can be a tasty way to use extra produce

Veggie burrito bowl can be a tasty way to use extra produce

Defense Commissary Agency Ingredients (serves four): • 1 1/2 cups instant brown rice • 14-15 oz. can of low sodium kidney beans or black beans (drained and rinsed) • 14-oz can of low sodium or no added salt whole kernel corn • 1/2 of red onion diced • 1/2 packet taco seasoning • 1 English […]

JBPHH teen wins big state Military Youth of the Year award

JBPHH teen wins big state Military Youth of the Year award

Rosalyn Garcia Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Teen Center More than 100 people in the crowd sharply drew in their final breath before the winner was announced March 15. The tension in the air could be felt by everyone present. Gregory Doss, the director of Organizational Development for Boys and Girls Club of America (BGCA), slowly […]

Kids get their turn at PAINTING

Kids get their turn at PAINTING

Reid Tokeshi Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Morale, Welfare and Recreation Now kids on base get to have their own painting party, just like the ones their parents and other grownups do. Cookies and Canvas is a new activity at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Arts and Crafts Center and it’s geared strictly to youth. This […]

Navy Reservists offer a hand to support homeless shelter

Navy Reservists offer a hand to support homeless shelter

Story and photos by MC1 Nardel Gervacio Navy Public Affairs Support Element Detachment Hawaii Navy Reservists attached to various commands on Oahu conducted a community outreach project during a monthly weekend drill at the Institute for Human Services (IHS), Hale Mauliola, a homeless shelter at Sand Island, March 3. Service members started the day with […]