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Governor signs bills to address bicyclists, abandoned vehicles, vessel owners

Office of the Governor Gov. David Ige signed three bills at ceremonies held at the Office of the Governor, June 20. Bicyclist safety. HB 2215 (Act 47) requires drivers to allow at least three feet of separation between the driver’s vehicle and the bicycle when passing or overtaking the bicyclist. “The passage of this bill […]

A big Mahalo to JBPHH ohana

A big Mahalo to JBPHH ohana

Col. Douglas E. Pierce Commander, 647th Air Base Group, 15th Wing, and Deputy Commander, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Recently Rear Adm. Brian Fort, commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific, compared the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise to the World Cup — many nations from all over the world joining together, […]

NAVFAC Hawaii releases water quality reports

NAVFAC Hawaii Public Affairs The Navy’s annual water quality reports, also known as consumer confidence reports, are now available online for review by its Hawaii customers — military personnel and their families from the Navy, Air Force, Department of Defense (DoD), as well as some non-DoD users. Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Hawaii owns and […]

Students help clean historic fishpond

Students help clean historic fishpond

The Kamehameha Schools Kuamahi Community Education Department in Waianae conducted their inaugural service day cleanup at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Loko Pa‘aiau fishpond at McGrew Point, June 23. The Navy partnered with Kamehameha Schools Kilohana summer program for keiki from Ewa Moku (District). It was an opportunity for the keiki to learn about this […]

RIMPAC partners share new ideas at innovation fair

RIMPAC partners share new ideas at innovation fair

MC1 Cory Asato U.S. 3rd Fleet Six units from five countries presented their design ideas at the inaugural innovation fair during 2018 Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, June 30. Sailors from the Indian Navy stealth multi-role frigate INS Sahyadri (F49), Royal Malaysian Navy frigate KD Lekiu (FFG 30), Royal […]

Navy joins team to promote safety

Navy joins team to promote safety

Story and photo by Bill Doughty Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs On the eve of Independence Day, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell invited Rear Adm. Brian Fort, commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific, to participate – along with other city and county agencies – in a safety message to the community in […]

RIMPAC ship tour schedule announced

RIMPAC ship tour schedule announced

U.S. 3rd Fleet Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise 2018 participants, military and Department of Defense ID cardholders and their sponsored guests are welcome to tour visiting U.S. and foreign ships on Saturday, July 7 from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. A schedule of participating ships and locations will be made available upon entry at […]

US Navy commences 26th RIMPAC exercise

US Navy commences 26th RIMPAC exercise

U.S. 3rd Fleet Public Affairs Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Adm. John C. Aquilino and Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet, Vice Adm. John D. Alexander, announced June 27 the start of the world’s largest international maritime exercise, the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC), scheduled through Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. […]

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

WAIKIKI AQUARIUM SEEKS VOLUNTEERS ONGOING — The Waikiki Aquarium aims to “inspire and promote understanding, appreciation, and conservation of Pacific marine life.” More than 300 volunteers help to make this mission a reality. Whether you are a professional or a homemaker, retired or work full-time, a teacher or a student, the aquarium needs volunteer skills […]

Stay safe during RIMPAC 2018

Stay safe during RIMPAC 2018

Hawaii Tourism Authority There are a lot of safety issues to keep in mind when visiting a new location, whether you’re hiking on a trail or shopping in Waikiki. Driving • Hawaii state law prohibits driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. • Hawaii strictly enforces the seat belt law. Always keep your seatbelt […]