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Upcoming Events – Summer

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Morale, Welfare and Recreation • Registration for Summer Craft Camp is open now at the Arts & Crafts Center. These four-day sessions give the child a chance to express their artistic freedom. Sessions run Tuesday through Friday until July 31 (except the week of July 3 to 6). Cost of the […]

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR AHUA REEF WETLAND RESTORATION NOW — Help restore a coastal wetland by creating a habitat for native plants and birds, June 22 from 8 to 11 a.m. and June 23 from 8 to 11 a.m. Activities include pulling invasive weeds and trash collection. Ahua Reef Wetland is located on the Hickam side […]

Summer Safety Observe motorcycle safety this summer

Summer Safety Observe motorcycle safety this summer

Compiled by Ho‘okele Staff During the “101 critical days of summer,” there are many aspects of safety to consider. According to a safety sheet from the Division of Highway Safety for the Department of Transportation, “HS 807 709,” operating a motorcycle is different from operating a car, and takes more skill. The U.S. Department of […]

Celebrate July 4th with Stone Temple Pilots

Celebrate July 4th with Stone Temple Pilots

Reid Tokeshi Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Morale, Welfare and Recreation Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam will celebrate the 4th of July with many activities and a concert. Ward Field and the nearby parking area will have food and beverages for purchase, as well as free activities. The Car Show & Shine returns this year, plus free […]

SEAC holds enlisted all-call at JBPHH

SEAC holds enlisted all-call at JBPHH

Story and photo by Master Sgt. Taylor Worley PACAF Public Affairs U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. John Wayne Troxell, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, visited with Airmen stationed at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) during an enlisted all-call, May 29. Troxell is the designated senior noncommissioned officer in […]

A hale for the keiki – A home for the children

A hale for the keiki – A home for the children

Stefanie Gutierrez U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii Public Affairs Na Kama Kai has a new home at Pokai Bay, also known as Neneu, thanks to the U.S. Army Garrison, who oversees the Pililaau Army Recreation Center. The U.S. Army now permits Na Kama Kai to occupy the Harvey House to enhance the health, safety and enjoyment […]

Hawaii Sailor competes at Warrior Games

Hawaii Sailor competes at Warrior Games

Chief Machinist’s Mate Ferlin Espinal, of Honolulu, competes in the 50-meter breaststroke during the swimming competition June 8 at the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. U.S. Navy photo by MC1 Marcus L. Stanley

Veterans Talk Story: John Bartholomew ‘Jack’ Vaessen He kept the lights on

Veterans Talk Story: John Bartholomew ‘Jack’ Vaessen He kept the lights on

Family Obituary As America began to emerge from the Great Depression, John Bartholomew “Jack” Vaessen, enlisted in the U.S. Navy Reserve in 1938. With war imminent, he was called to active duty in 1941 and assigned to the former battleship USS Utah (BB-31). On the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, Vaessen reported for duty in […]

Devastation of war

Devastation of war

An image of the USS West Virginia is pictured here, June 16, 1942. This is a general view of the port side in way of the damaged area above the armor belt. Note that most of the wreckage has been cut away. U.S. Navy file photo

The legacy of William P. Lawrence: Toughness

The legacy of William P. Lawrence: Toughness

Rear Adm. Brian Fort Commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific (Note: This is the eighth in a series of namesake blogposts by Rear Adm. Brian Fort for all surface ships homeported in Pearl Harbor.) On June 28, 1967, flying his F4B Phantom, naval aviator Cmdr. William P. Lawrence, commanding officer of […]