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Community Calendar – April/May

MCDONALD’S TEMPORARY CLOSURE — NOW The waterfront McDonald’s, located next to the Pearl Harbor Memorial Chapel at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, is temporarily closed due to repairs to the restaurant’s sewer line. Repair work is expected to continue this week and the restaurant will reopen May 1. Updates will be provided on JBPHH Facebook. NATIONAL […]

Blood drives

• May 2, 3, and 4, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2nd Stryker Brigade, building 2097, Schofield Barracks • May 9, 8 a.m. to noon, Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 24, building 375, Marine Corps Base Hawaii (For more information, contact Michelle Lele-Himalaya, Armed Services Blood Program, Tripler Army Medical Center, at 433-6699 or email

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day events to be held

Brandon Bosworth Assistant Editor, Ho’okele Tomorrow is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. This Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) program aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. Various locations throughout the island will provide a safe venue […]

NEX celebrates gift card winner

NEX celebrates gift card winner

Pearl Harbor Navy Exchange $1,000 NEX gift card winner Sherri Kingsbury of Kaneohe, left, receives her prize from Terrance Shimomi, NEX home office manager. Kingsbury is a family member of retired Navy Seabee Chief Utilitiesman Patrick Kingsbury. The prize is given to members of the military community to show gratitude for their commitment to serving […]

Hickam Commissary to undergo reset

Hickam Commissary will go through a total store reset. The commissary will close at 4 p.m. May 18. On May 19 and 20, the commissary will be closed for the reset. The commissary will reopen for business at 8 a.m. May 21 with normal operating hours. During the reset, the Pearl Harbor Commissary will be […]

Museum to participate in youth summit

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor will participate in the “National Youth Summit on Japanese American Incarceration in World War II” from 10 to 11:30 a.m. May 17 in the museum theater. The event is free and open to the public. It is an outreach program for middle and high school […]

PACFLT enhances bilateral cooperation with Vietnam

PACFLT enhances bilateral cooperation with Vietnam

Story and photo by MC2 Tamara Vaughn U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs U.S. Pacific Fleet (PACFLT) senior military leaders hosted bilateral staff talks with officials from Vietnam to exchange ideas on a variety of technical and operational topics at PACFLT headquarters, April 12-14. The talks, the sixth between the PACFLT staff and their Vietnamese counterparts, […]

Shipyard course graduates praise new knowledge, ohana

Shipyard course graduates praise new knowledge, ohana

Story by Jensin W. Sommer Congressional and Public Affairs Twelve international naval officers who called Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam temporary home for eight weeks graduated this month from the International Shipyard Management Course (ISMC) hosted by Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility Feb. 29 – April 15. They comprise the 19th ISMC […]

Special meal set for May 11

A special meal to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month will be served from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 11. The menu will include chicken papaya soup, Chinese chicken with cashews, roasted pork, kalbi beef short ribs, huli huli chicken breast, steamed jasmine rice, pancit, fried lumpia and stir-fried vegetables. The meal […]

PACAF commander to senators: Homeland defense ‘sacred responsibility’

Cheryl Pellerin DoD News, Defense Media News WASHINGTON (AFNS) —”Defense of the home-land is a sacred responsibility and the No. 1 mission of the Department of Defense,” Gen. Lori J. Robinson told a Senate panel April 21 during her nomination hearing to become commander of U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command. Robinson, […]