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Ogden relieves Collins as CO of USS Chung-Hoon

Ogden relieves Collins as CO of USS Chung-Hoon

Ensign Caleb Robinson USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) Public Affairs Cmdr. Tom Ogden relieved Cmdr. Ryan Collins as commanding officer of USS Chung- Hoon (DDG 93) during a change of command ceremony held May 22. Collins served as commanding officer from Oct. 31, 2013. His tour included a six-month dry-docking availability, a basic phase training schedule, […]

USS Columbia holds change of command ceremony

USS Columbia holds change of command ceremony

Story and photo by MC1 Steven Khor Submarine Force Pacific Fleet Public Affairs The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Columbia (SSN 771) held a change of command ceremony May 15 as Cmdr. David Edgerton releived Cmdr. Patrick Friedman as commanding officer at the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park. Friedman expressed his appreciation in […]

Top Navy leadership in Hawaii changes hands

Top Navy leadership in Hawaii changes hands

MC2 Tamara Vaughn U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs Adm. Scott H. Swift returned to his home state and relieved Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr. as commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet during a change of command ceremony held May 27 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. “The magnitude of this moment is not lost on me, […]

USS Chafee leaves on deployment

USS Chafee leaves on deployment

Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs The guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) departed May 18 from Pearl Harbor for on an independent deployment to the U.S. 7th and 4th Fleet areas of operations. Chafee deployed with its crew of more than 300 Sailors. The ship will conduct theater security cooperation and maritime presence operations with […]

Leadership of two top military commands in Hawaii to change

Leadership of two top military commands in Hawaii to change

Ho`okele Staff Leadership of two top Hawaii-based military commands, U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM) and U.S. Pacific Fleet (PACFLT), will change hands May 27 at a double change of command at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam (JBPHH). Adm. Scott H. Swift will assume command of U.S. Pacific Fleet from Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr. at 9 […]

JBPHH hosts safety standdown

JBPHH hosts safety standdown

Brandon Bosworth Assistant Editor, Ho`okele The Joint Base Pearl Harbor- Hickam Safety Department held a safety standdown at Sharkey Theater on May 19, 20 and 21. The event featured presentations about subjects such as water safety, personal safety and recreational offduty safety. “We want to bring a safety awareness to your everyday person, so they […]

Installation deployment plan is now in place

Installation deployment plan is now in place

Story and photo by Tech. Sgt. Aaron Oelrich 15th Wing Public Affairs 15th Wing Public Affairs The new installation deployment plan (IDP) was signed April 1 by Brig. Gen. Braden Sakai, 154th Wing commander, Col. Randall Huiss, 15th Wing commander and Col. David Kirkendall, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) deputy commander. The IDP provides a […]

Hawaiian community, Navy visit heiau in Lualualei Valley

Hawaiian community, Navy visit heiau in Lualualei Valley

Story and photo by Denise Emsley Naval Facilities Engineering Command Hawaii Public Affairs Personnel from Naval Facilities Engineering Command Hawaii and Navy Region Hawaii along with Hawaiian Civic Club members from Kapolei, Nanakuli, Lualualei, Waianae, Makaha and Kaneohe met with archaeologists May 4 to visit the Nioi`ula Heiau at Naval Magazine Lualualei. Pacific Consulting Services, […]

Key Spouse Program is vital to family readiness

Tech. Sgt. Terri Paden 15th Wing Public Affairs Air Force spouses are essential to maintaining stability on the home front as Airmen maintain focus on the war front, and the Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) Key Spouse program takes it to heart. The key spouse program is an official unit/family program overseen by commanders. The program […]

USS Louisville changes command

USS Louisville changes command

MC1 Steven Khor Submarine Force Pacific Fleet Public Affairs Command of the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Louisville (SSN 724) was passed May 12 as Cmdr. David Cox relieved Cmdr. Robert Figgs during a time-honored ceremony at the submarine piers at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Figgs expressed how proud he was of having the […]