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July - August Community Calendar

July – August Community Calendar

RED, WHITE AND BLUE 10K— JULY 23 A free Red, White and Blue 10K with the theme Independence Day will begin at 7 a.m. at the Hickam Fitness Center. Awards will be provided to each winner in the following categories: men and women, youth boys and girls 17 and under, and mens and womens stroller. […]

Upcoming blood drives

• July 25, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., room 2A207, Tripler Army Medical Center • July 26, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., room 2A207, Tripler Army Medical Center • Aug. 10, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2293 Victor Wharf Access Road, building 992, SPAWAR Hawaii • Aug. 16, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., PX, Schofield […]

Asian lettuce wraps with blue cheese peaches

Asian lettuce wraps with blue cheese peaches

Defense Commissary Agency The most important part of building a healthy eating pattern is eating balanced meals and snacks. MyPlate, USDA’s food guidance graphic, shows what experts believe is a nutritious, well-balanced meal. Experts promote a variety of food choices amongst and within food groups to assure that Americans meet their micronutrient (vitamins and minerals) […]

Getting the most health from your commissary visit

Getting the most health from your commissary visit

Defense Commissary Agency Christine Favus A major benefit of military life is the ability to shop at a commissary. How much you actually save will depend on what items you’re purchasing. For some families, commissary shopping leads to significant savings. You can maximize the benefits if you head to the commissary, having done some homework […]

U.S., Japan, Korea conduct combined forces exercise during RIMPAC

U.S., Japan, Korea conduct combined forces exercise during RIMPAC

Story and photo by MC1 Marcus Stanley USS Chung-Hoon Public Affairs Guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93), Republic of Korea Sejong the Great-class destroyer Sejong the Great (DDG 991) and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer helicopter ship JS Hayuga (DDH 181) conducted a surface exercise July 16 as part of the Rim of the Pacific […]

AF special ops deploys alongside Marines at RIMPAC 2016

AF special ops deploys alongside Marines at RIMPAC 2016

Story and photo by 2nd Lt. Jaclyn Pienkowski 1st Special Operations Wing Public Affairs The 353rd Special Operations Group (SOG) and III Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) joined forces July 8 to deploy approximately 22 special tactics Airmen and eight Marines to integrate into the world’s largest international warfare exercise at Bradshaw Army Airfield. From June […]

Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Goldfein visits Joint Base

Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Goldfein visits Joint Base

From left, Lt. Gen. Russell Handy, Eleventh Air Force commander, Gen. David L. Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, and Col. Robert Copes, commander 15th Maintenance Group, walk away from a C-17 Globemaster III after speaking with Airmen from the 15th Maintenance Group and the Hawaii Air National Guard’s 154th Maintenance Group at […]

RIMPAC health professionals train for medical engagements

RIMPAC health professionals train for medical engagements

Story and photo by MC2 Katarzyna Kobiljak Navy Public Affairs Support Element Detachment Hawaii Military members from 11 countries and Department of Defense (DoD) civilians participated in a multinational Fundamentals of Global Health Engagement (FOGHE) course at Naval Health Clinic Hawaii, Makalapa Clinic at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, July 11-13, during Rim of the Pacific […]

U.S., Chinese navies collaborate on submarine rescue exercise

U.S., Chinese navies collaborate on submarine rescue exercise

MC2 Jeffrey Troutman Navy Public Affairs Support Element Detachment Hawaii The U.S. and Chinese navies collaborated on a practical submarine rescue exercise conducted off the coast of Hawaii, during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016, July 13. As part of the exercise, U.S. Navy submariners embarked the Chinese navy submarine rescue ship Changdao (ASR 867) […]

RIMPAC participants aid in rescue of downed aircraft survivors off Kona coast

RIMPAC participants aid in rescue of downed aircraft survivors off Kona coast

Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet Survivors of a downed small plane were rescued off the coast of Kona, Hawaii July 22, after a search involving some of the multinational forces participating in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016. A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew hoisted the survivors at 11:35 a.m. about nine miles north of […]