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NEXCOM helps MWR

The Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) released its fiscal year 2014 audited financial report, which showed a $46.6 million contribution to Navy Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR). “NEXCOM’s mission is to provide our customers with quality goods and services at a savings and to support Navy quality of life programs,” said retired Rear Adm. Robert […]

Forest City employees give facelift to Radford

Forest City employees give facelift to Radford

Story and photo by Karen Eubanks Forest City Hawaii Admiral Arthur W. Rad-ford High School received a facelift June 24 when more than 115 Forest City employees spent the day volunteering there as part of the company’s annual community day. Forest City employees power washed buildings, removed gum from sidewalks, installed an air conditioner, moved […]

Community Calendar

JULY PICNIC ON THE PIER SATURDAY — The Battleship Missouri Memorial will celebrate Independence Day with its Picnic on the Pier. The public is invited to the event at Pier Foxtrot-5 on Ford Island. It will begin at 6 p.m. and wrap up following a fireworks show over Pearl Harbor, which begins at 9 p.m. […]

MWR July 4 events to include fireworks, concerts

MWR July 4 events to include fireworks, concerts

Gaea Armour JBPHH Morale, Welfare and Recreation Thousands of patrons are expected to gather and celebrate the nation’s 239th birthday Saturday at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Joint Base Morale, Welfare and Recreation will host the Fourth of July celebration from 3 to 9 p.m. at Ward Field. A variety of festivities and entertainment are planned, […]

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam hosts Ramadan Iftar event at chapel

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam hosts Ramadan Iftar event at chapel

Story and photo by Brandon Bosworth Assistant Editor, Ho`okele Muslims around the globe are currently celebrating the holy month of Ramadan, a time of prayer as well as fasting from sunrise to sunset. The daily fast ends with Iftar, a religious observance where Muslims eat their evening meal. In an effort to foster understanding between […]

Hickam Communities residents selected for 2015 scholarship awards

Hickam Communities Three Hickam Communities residents have been selected as recipients of the 2015 WinningEdge Scholarship sponsored by WinnCompanies, the company providing property management services at Hickam Communities. Ethan Whitecoton, Robert Wood and Sara Rushing were among 43 national winners of $1,000 scholarships awarded annually. Whitecoton and Wood both are graduates of Radford High School. […]

Navy Lodge Hawaii wins Carlson award for top performer, new record setter

Navy Lodge Hawaii wins Carlson award for top performer, new record setter

Story and photo by MC1 Omari K. Way Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) presented Navy Lodge Hawaii with its third Edward E. Carlson Award, large category, June 23. The Carlson Award is presented each year to the Navy Lodge that demonstrates superior performance in operations, guest service and associate satisfaction. […]

Wahiawa Public Library hosts military working dog demonstration

Wahiawa Public Library hosts military working dog demonstration

Story and photo by MC3 Gabrielle Joyner Navy Public Affairs Support Element Detachment Hawaii WAHIAWA, Hawaii—Service members, families and Oahu residents gathered at the Wahiawa Public Library for a military working dog demonstration June 18, presented by Airmen assigned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH). The demonstration was part of a series of events being […]

USS Jacksonville makes port visit in Australia during deployment

USS Jacksonville makes port visit in Australia during deployment

Ensign Nicholas Lucania USS Jacksonville (SSN 699) Public Affairs STIRLING, Australia (NNS)—The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Jacksonville (SSN 699) arrived in Stirling, Australia, June 25 for a port visit as a part of its western Pacific deployment. The Jacksonville crew is interacting with the Royal Australian Navy and is immersed in the local culture […]

USS Chafee Sailors experience Brisbane, Australia culture

USS Chafee Sailors experience Brisbane, Australia culture

USS Chafee (DDG 90) Public Affairs BRISBANE, Australia— The Arleigh Burke-class, guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) homeported at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, visited Brisbane for a port visit June 19-24 and prepared for exercise Talisman Sabre 2015. “It was very exciting to visit our friends in Brisbane,” said Cmdr. Shea Thompson, Chafee’s commanding officer. […]