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Chief selectees bring honor, tradition to Native Hawaiian burial site

Chief selectees bring honor, tradition to Native Hawaiian burial site

Story and photos by MCC Alexander Gamble Navy Public Affairs Support Element Detachment Hawaii On a sunny Saturday morning, tucked away off a well-traveled road on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, a sacred burial mound is given extra kokua (care) by a group of chief petty officers and chief selectees, Aug. 18. The Sailors gather in […]

Hele On Children experience mock deployment

Hele On Children experience mock deployment

Story and photos by MC2 Justin Pacheco Navy Public Affairs Support Element Detachment Hawaii Roughly 150 service members’ children got a firsthand look at what it’s like to lace up their combat boots and “deploy” during Operation Hele On, held aboard Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Aug. 17. Launched in 2004, this is the Military & […]

Traditions continues

Traditions continues

Story and photos by Randy Dela Cruz Sports Editor, Ho‘okele Twenty-one years ago, Sen. Daniel Akaka had a vision to introduce local businesses and products into the vast chain of military commissaries and exchanges. The concept would not only serve local businesses with an outlet to share their products with the military community in Hawaii, […]

Celebrating women's equality in August

Celebrating women’s equality in August

Recently and again in November, women will have an opportunity to vote in state and national elections. That opportunity first came 98 years ago in August 1920. On Aug. 26, the nation will celebrate Women’s Equality Day, honoring the 19th Amendment, which allows women to vote. The Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Diversity Committee will be […]

Navy Region Hawaii ball tickets now available

Navy Region Hawaii ball tickets now available

Story by Kristen Wong The U.S. Navy in Hawaii will celebrate the Navy’s 243rd birthday this year, from Oct. 5-13. This year’s theme will be “Forged by the Sea” (Haku ‘la E Ke Kai). “Our Navy was born as the ‘Continental Navy’ in 1775 even before our nation was created and before our Declaration of […]

Lifeguard hopefuls take the plunge

Lifeguard hopefuls take the plunge

Story and photos by Reid Tokeshi Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Morale, Welfare and Recreation Can you swim 300 yards? How about 20 yards on your back while keeping a 10-pound brick dry? Job candidates needed more than a resume to apply for Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s (MWR) Aquatics department. Lifeguard hopefuls ages 15 to 50 […]

Exercise turns competitive at Freedom Fun Run 10K

Exercise turns competitive at Freedom Fun Run 10K

Story and photos by Kristen Wong Life and Leisure Editor, Ho‘okele More than 100 runners attended the Freedom Fun Run 10K aboard Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH), starting and finishing at Hickam Memorial Fitness Center, July 21. The 10K run is one of three in a series that precedes the annual JBPHH Half Marathon, according […]

Countries compete in RIMPAC regatta

Countries compete in RIMPAC regatta

4th Of July Celebration

4th Of July Celebration

Stone Temple Pilots, fireworks and more highlight America’s independence Reid Tokeshi Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Morale, Welfare and Recreation A celebration that looked to be one of the biggest ever on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam lived up to the billing. Thousands of patrons, including many of the international participants here for the Rim of the […]

4th of July Celebration

4th of July Celebration

Reid Tokeshi Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Morale, Welfare and Recreation This year’s 4th of July Celebration is shaping up to be one of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam’s biggest in years. Here are some event details provided by Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR), along with maps to help illustrate the setup. The event is open to […]