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PMRF 'revs up' with Custom Car Show

PMRF ‘revs up’ with Custom Car Show

Story and photos by MC2 SW/AW Omar Powell Pacific Missile Range Facility Public Affairs Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) Barking Sands on Kauai opened its gates to hundreds of car enthusiasts for the second annual PMRF/Navy Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR) “Custom Car Show,” Feb. 10. The event at PMRF was free and open to […]

Hokule'a makes historic first sail into Pearl Harbor

Hokule’a makes historic first sail into Pearl Harbor

MC1 Jeffrey Troutman Navy Public Affairs Support Element Detachment Hawaii The traditional Polynesian double-hulled voyaging canoe, Hokule‘a, sailed into the waters of Pearl Harbor and visited the Puuloa region for the first time in the canoe’s 42-year history, Feb. 10. The Hokule‘a crew was welcomed at Rainbow Bay Marina by the Puuloa community and U.S. […]

Edwin McCain Trio entertains with music, stories

Edwin McCain Trio entertains with music, stories

Reid Tokeshi Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Morale, Welfare and Recreation It was an evening of song, stories and laughter as the Edwin McCain Trio entertained the crowd on Feb. 3 at the Historic Hickam Officers’ Club. A gathering of 300 patrons, including many couples and families, came for the concert on the Grand Lanai. McCain […]

Living History Day celebrates battleship's anniversaries

Living History Day celebrates battleship’s anniversaries

Story and photos by Battleship Missouri Memorial History came to life Jan. 27 at the Battleship Missouri Memorial for Living History Day. The daylong event featured performances by the U.S. Army 25th Infantry Division Tropic Knights Band, high school jazz bands, re-enactment presentations, special tours and historic exhibits. Living History Day signifies two important anniversaries […]

USS Utah Memorial welcomes home another Pearl Harbor survivor

USS Utah Memorial welcomes home another Pearl Harbor survivor

MC3 Jessica Blackwell Navy Public Affairs Support Element Detachment Hawaii Military members, family and friends gathered to honor Mine Countermeasure Machinist’s Mate 1st Class Frank Zylowski, a Pearl Harbor survivor, in an ash-scattering ceremony at USS Utah Memorial on Ford Island, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Jan. 19. An ash-scattering service is a traditional ceremony used […]

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. […]