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Interception

Interception

Story and photo by Mark Wright Missile Defense Agency The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA), and Sailors aboard USS John Finn (DDG-113) successfully conducted an intercept of a medium-range ballistic missile target with a Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA missile during a flight test off the west coast of Hawaii. The SM-3 Block IIA is […]

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

MWR SEEKS COACHES NOW — Morale, Welfare and Recreation needs volunteer coaches for the winter Youth Sports baseball, basketball and cheerleading seasons. Practices start in the beginning of January and games run from the end of January to the middle of March. Teams will have two practice days per week ranging between one and one-anda-half […]

Navy volunteers clean Bike Path

Navy volunteers clean Bike Path

Story and photos by MC2 Allen McNair Navy Public Affairs Support Element Detachment Hawaii Sailors assigned to the Ar-leigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) and Afloat Training Group Middle Pacific (ATG MIDPAC) spent their Saturday morning helping the community by picking up trash along the Pearl Harbor Bike Path, Oct. 27. The […]

USO Hawaii honors service members

USO Hawaii honors service members

Compiled by Hookele Staff A U.S. Air Force Airman and a U.S. Navy Sailor were among six service members recognized by USO Hawaii during the 2018 Salute to Service Gala at the Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina in Honolulu, Oct. 20. This black-tie event featured entertainment, dinner, award presentations and dancing. The military […]

Upcoming Events - Autumn

Upcoming Events – Autumn

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Morale, Welfare and Recreation • Reservations are being accepted now for the Thanksgiving Lunch Buffet happening Nov 22 at the Historic Hickam Officers’ Club. Seating times are 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the Grand Lanai, and noon inside the main dining room. Price is $34.95 for adults ($4 discount for […]

Diners Views: What is the best dish you’ve ever had or prepared?

Diners Views: What is the best dish you’ve ever had or prepared?

Hale Aina Dining Facility and Silver Dolphin Bistro Efren Valdez Hale Aina Dining Facility “A little bit of everything. I’ve been cooking for the military since 1981. We have to perfect some of our dishes to pass them on to our Airmen chefs. We have Air Force recipes, but we adjust the method of preparation […]

The post: A story about domestic violence

The post: A story about domestic violence

Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman 15th Wing Public Affairs (Editor ‘s Note: October was Domestic Violence Awareness Month.) It started as any other day. I woke up, went to work, came home, and logged into Facebook. But little did I know what I was going to witness once I was there. It was something that always […]

Davidson receives ‘Old Salt' award

Davidson receives ‘Old Salt’ award

Adm. Phil Davidson, commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, right, and Adm. Kurt W. Tidd, commander of U.S. Southern Command, pose with the Old Salt Award during a ceremony at the Pentagon, Oct. 22. Davidson received the award, which is sponsored by the Surface Navy Association and is given to the longest-serving active-duty officer who is […]

Guidance on political activity and DoD support 2018

Guidance on political activity and DoD support 2018

In anticipation of the 2018 elections, a quick review of the rules governing civilian and military personnel’s participation in political activity is provided below. All Department of Defense (DoD) personnel should be aware of the various limitations that exist when it comes to participating in political activity. This summary and links to detailed guidance will […]

Facts, not fear drive Red Hill improvements

Facts, not fear drive Red Hill improvements

Capt. Marc Delao Commanding officer, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Hawaii (Editor’s Note: October was Energy Action Month. The Navy’s Red Hill fuel facility provides strategically important energy in the Pacific. A version of this commentary about Red Hill was published recently in Honolulu Star-Advertiser.) Water is the essence of life. Protecting our shared drinking water […]