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MCPON talks about camaraderie with Hawaii Sailors

MCPON talks about camaraderie with Hawaii Sailors

MC1 John Herman Navy Public Affairs Support Element Detachment Hawaii Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Steven Giordano met with Sailors and toured various commands during his visit at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH), Jan. 8. As part of the visit, the MCPON held an all-hands call at Bloch Arena where head-dressed hundreds […]

Tax Assistance Center volunteers needed

Region Legal Service Office Hawaii The Navy Tax Assistance Center will open on Jan. 30 at the Navy College Building, 1260 Pierce St., Building 679 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The center will be in classroom 11 on the first floor. The Tax Assistance Center will be open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8 a.m. […]

Commands at JBPHH among award recipients

Ed Barker Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center Public Affairs Twelve commands, including two located at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, were recognized for community service excellence Jan. 9. Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) announced the Health, Safety and Fitness Flagship Awards for calendar year 2017, as detailed in Naval Administrative Message (NAVADMIN) 004/18. […]

USS Hopper arrives in 7th Fleet

Commander, Task Force 70 Public Affairs The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) entered the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations, Jan. 4. Hopper will conduct evolutions involving theater security cooperation, building partner capacity and performing routine operations within the area. Hopper is a multi-mission ship with anti-air warfare, anti-submarine warfare and anti-surface […]

JBPHH changes TLA process for single unaccompanied service members

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Public Affairs In an effort to streamline the temporary lodging allowance (TLA) process for eligible single unaccompanied service members arriving at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH), all TLA services will now be processed at the Housing Services Center located at 4825 Bougainville Dr., across from the Personnel Support Detachment (PSD) at […]

CNRH issues reminder of marijuana prohibition

Navy Region Hawaii Human Resources Recent changes in state laws necessitate clarification on the use of marijuana by Department of the Navy (DON) employees. The use of marijuana remains illegal for federal employees. Marijuana remains illegal under federal law, regardless of state laws, as a Schedule I drug in the Controlled Substances Act. Marijuana is […]

Battling millennials and military brats

Battling millennials and military brats

The Meat & Potatoes of Life by Lisa Smith Molinari “You guys are SO loud,” our 19-year-old daughter whined, loping downstairs into the kitchen where my husband and I were chatting. Her hair was a rat’s nest. One sock was half off, the excess flapping with each step. She was wearing the sweater she’d had […]

TRICARE enrollment for beneficiaries restored following planned system maintenance

TRICARE enrollment for beneficiaries restored following planned system maintenance

The ability of TRICARE beneficiaries to enroll or change enrollment has been restored following planned system maintenance. If you filed enrollment applications or primary care manager (PCM) changes during the freeze by mail or phone, regional contractors are now processing those applications. If you made no enrollment or PCM changes, you were not affected. TRICARE […]

Integrated Maritime Skills Team awarded

Integrated Maritime Skills Team awarded

BY SHAWN PARRISH Joint Interagency Task Force West Every year the Secretary of Defense presents maintenance awards across 11 categories, covering various aspects of Department of Defense organic maintenance capabilities and training to foreign partners. The Integrated Maritime Skills (IMS) Team received recognition for its work with the Philippine National Police – Maritime Special Operations […]

Outback Bowl donation to assist military families

BY AARON TAYLOR Operation Homefront SAN ANTONIO — The contest was decided on the gridiron, but military families came out on top in the 2018 Outback Bowl in Tampa, Fla. Operation Homefront, the national nonprofit that serves America’s military families, thanked the game’s namesake sponsor and its customers for their generous game-day donation, Jan. 1. […]