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49th annual Tower Lighting Celebration

49th annual Tower Lighting Celebration

Reid Tokeshi Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Morale, Welfare and Recreation It will be another evening of food, festivities and fun as Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) brings back the annual Tower Lighting Celebration at the Freedom Tower on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Dec. 14. Now in its 49th year, the event will feature returning favorites […]

California teen honors veterans nationwide

California teen honors veterans nationwide

Story and photos by Kristen Wong Life and Leisure Editor Ho‘okele HONOLULU — It is early morning at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Preston Sharp plants a small American flag into the earth near a veteran’s grave, and thanks that veteran by name. “A veteran’s name not said out loud is that veteran […]

Temporary bridge closure for Pearl Harbor Day

Temporary bridge closure for Pearl Harbor Day

Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs All lanes of the Ford Island Bridge will be closed Dec. 3 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and Dec. 7 from 7:15 to 9:30 a.m. in support of ceremonies commemorating the 77th Pearl Harbor Day events. All motorists and pedestrians are reminded to plan accordingly for those two days. The […]

‘Easyriders’ hard at work aboard USS Chung-Hoon

‘Easyriders’ hard at work aboard USS Chung-Hoon

Sailors fold the tail cone section of an MH-60R Sea Hawk, with Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 37, aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93), Nov. 20. Photo by MC3 Logan C. Kellums

USS Wayne E. Meyer conducts fisheries patrol exercise

USS Wayne E. Meyer conducts fisheries patrol exercise

Story and photo by Littoral Combat Group One Public Affairs Sailors assigned to USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) conducted a fisheries patrol exercise with the U.S. Coast Guard and Ecuadorian naval assets in the Pacific Ocean, Nov. 22. The ship, along with an embarked U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) from Tactical Law […]

Aloha Ray Chavez

Aloha Ray Chavez

Ray Chavez, formerly the oldest living Pearl Harbor survivor, passed away at the age of 106, Wednesday, Nov. 21. Chavez, of California, was assigned to the minesweeper USS Condor while stationed at Pearl Harbor. He attended the 76th commemoration of the Pearl Harbor attacks, Dec. 7, 2017, at the World War II Valor in the […]

HPD promotes off-duty safety

HPD promotes off-duty safety

Story and photo by MC2 Charles Oki Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs Officers from the Honolulu Police Department (HPD) spoke to Sailors assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1 as part of a holiday safety stand down at the Ford Island Conference Center on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Nov. 15. The HPD officers […]

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

SEEKING YOUTH SPORTS COACHES NOW — Volunteer coaches are still needed for Youth Sports winter basketball, baseball and cheer seasons. Practices will start January 2019 and games will run from the end of January to the middle of March. Teams will have two days of practice ranging between one hour to an hour-and-a-half (depending on […]

Upcoming Events – Winter

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Morale, Welfare and Recreation • Reservations are open for the Information, Tickets and Tours (ITT) Honolulu City Lights Holiday Tour, happening nightly through Dec 23. Take a festive ride on ITT’s own trolley through Honolulu to view the city lights before stopping at Honolulu Hale and see the holiday displays. Price […]

Bringing cheer to JBPHH to kick off holiday season

Bringing cheer to JBPHH to kick off holiday season

Reid Tokeshi Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Morale, Welfare and Recreation They were dressed in red, brought good cheer and the children lined up for a chance to see them, but it wasn’t a certain jolly old elf and his crew. These were the Kansas City Chiefs Cheerleaders paying a whirlwind visit to Joint Base Pearl […]