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Ho‘okele newspaper moving to a new digital future

Ho‘okele newspaper moving to a new digital future

Two historic bases – Pearl Harbor Naval Station and Hickam Air Force Base — combined into a single installation which formed Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) on Oct. 1, 2010. As a joint base, the Navy newspaper, formerly known as Hawaii Navy News, evolved into a regional joint military newspaper serving both the Navy and […]

Upcoming Events - Winter

Upcoming Events – Winter

• Reservations are open for the Information, Tickets and Tours Honolulu City Lights Holiday Tour, happening nightly through Dec. 23. Take a festive ride on ITT’s own trolley through Honolulu to view the city lights before stopping at Honolulu Hale to see the holiday displays. Price is $15 for the 6 p.m. tour and $10 […]

RAAF stops in Hawaii

RAAF stops in Hawaii

A Royal Australian Air Force F-35A sits on the ramp at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Dec. 3. Two F-35As along with approximately 30 crewmembers traveled through Hawaii on their journey from Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, to Australia. The F-35 marks the beginning of Australia’s technological and capability transformation to a fifth generation air force. […]

India’s minister of defence visits USINDOPACOM

India’s minister of defence visits USINDOPACOM

Story and photo by MC1 Robin Peak U.S. Indo-Pacific Command Commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM), Adm. Phil Davidson, hosted Nirmala Sitharaman, India’s minister of defence, for her first visit to USINDOPACOM headquarters, Dec. 6. “I was extremely pleased to host the honorable Minister of Defense, Nirmala Sitharaman here in Hawaii,” Davidson said. “Our two democratic […]

PHNSY/IMF remembers a hero of Dec. 7th 1941

PHNSY/IMF remembers a hero of Dec. 7th 1941

Ana Maring PHNSY & IMF Public Affairs Like many other mornings, George S.B. Walters reported for work at Dry Dock No. 1 at 7:45 a.m., Dec. 7, 1941. Just minutes later, perched in his crane high above USS Pennsylvania (BB-38), Walters realized that war had just begun. “I yelled, ‘Enemy planes attacking!’ to the men […]

‘No Drone Zone’ at Hawaii military installations

‘No Drone Zone’ at Hawaii military installations

Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs The holiday season is upon us, and people may receive brand new drones as gifts. However, before you launch your new toy, Navy Region Hawaii would like to remind the public and base personnel that there are certain restrictions on drones at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH). The unmanned aerial […]

Spirit of Liberty Foundation brings Freedom Bell to Pearl Harbor

Spirit of Liberty Foundation brings Freedom Bell to Pearl Harbor

Story and photos by Kristen Wong Life and Leisure Editor Ho‘okele Guests and visitors gathered near the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument Dec. 6, to honor the military with a bell-ringing ceremony. Members of the Spirit of Liberty Foundation, a nonprofit based in […]

USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) pays tribute

USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) pays tribute

USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) Sailors pay tribute to the USS Arizona Memorial and the USS Utah Memorial as part of the 77th Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day ceremony at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, Dec. 7. This year’s theme was, “Forging the Future” and the ceremony was attended by more […]

Gathering together to remember

Gathering together to remember

Guests render honors at USS Oklahoma Memorial

Guests render honors at USS Oklahoma Memorial

MC2 Melvin J. Gonzalvo Navy Public Affairs Support Element Detachment Hawaii Pearl Harbor survivors, family members and friends gathered at the USS Oklahoma Memorial on Ford Island, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, to honor fallen service members Dec. 7. The ceremony commemorates USS Oklahoma (BB-37) and the officers, Sailors and Marines who lost their lives during […]