Pearl Harbor-Hickam Highlights

A rainbow stretches across the brow of the newest destroyer in the US Navy, the USS John Finn (DDG 113). DDG 113 was commissioned on July 15 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. USS John Finn is named after Medal of Honor recipient Lt. John W. Finn, for his heroic actions during the Dec. 7, 1941 attacks on Oahu. Photo by Ensign Britney Duesler

Senior Airman Chanel Holm, 647th Security Forces Squadron patrolman, checks M8 paper during a chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear readiness class during a readiness exercise, at Base X at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, July 6. CBRNE training is a requirement for deployment preparation. The training teaches service members how to operate in a chemical environment. Photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman

Chief Master Sgt. Christopher Gradel, senior enlisted leader for the Defense Information Systems Agency Pacific, presents A1C Charlie Farris, 15th Aeromedical Dental Squadron dental technician, with a coin from the Chief’s Group, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, July 12. The Chief’s Group recognized Farris for her outstanding service and professionalism. Photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman

Micheal K. Wagner, commanding officer for the future USS John Finn (DDG 113), is interviewed by KITV 4 Island News and Pacific Stars & Stripes. DDG 113 is named in honor of Lt. John William Finn, who as a chief aviation ordnanceman was the first member of our armed services to earn the Medal of Honor during World War II for heroism during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Photo by MC3 Randi Brown

The Navy’s newest Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, USS John Finn (DDG 113) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam July 18 following its commissioning ceremony.
Photo by MC3 Justin R. Pacheco

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