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Navy Region Hawaii oversees the U.S. Navy's largest and most strategic island base in the Pacific. The Navy region extends over 23,000 acres of land and water on Oahu and Kauai and serves as the host for the headquarters of seven major Navy commands, including the Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet.


Navy Region Hawaii enables Navy and joint operations, providing Base Operating Support that is capabilities-based, integrated, and optimally ready. People, our most valuable resource, achieve success through innovation and process and performance. Quality of Service defines our covenant of leadership.


  • Navy Divers from Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1 ride a rigid-hull inflatable boat to the USS Arizona Memorial to take part in a survey dive of the historic site July 16. (Photo by MC2 Greg Hall)
  • Commander, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command Rear Adm. Joseph DiGuardo helps conduct a survey of the USS Arizona Memorial, July 16, as part of a collaborative effort between Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1 and the National Park Service to help preserve the historic site. (Photo by MCC Christopher Perez)
  • Rear Adm. Jeff Jablon, commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, and Cmdr. Robert Walls, commanding officer, Submarine Readiness Squadron 33, cut the ribbon to unveil Naval Submarine Support Center's new name July 16. (Photo by MC1 Michael B. Zingaro)
  • Sailor of the Year candidates drop flower petals to honor the fallen Sailors of the USS Arizona (BB-39) on board the USS Arizona Memorial while participating in the FY 2020 Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet Sailor of the Year competition July 14.  (Photo by MC1 Robert Zahn)
  • The Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth (R 08), the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) and the guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) operate in formation in the Gulf of Aden July 12. UK, Dutch and U.S. naval forces conducted an integrated at-sea exercise designed to enhance maritime interoperability and demonstrate naval integration through a series of training scenarios. (Photo by MC2 Jason Tarleton)
  • An MH-60R Sea Hawk from the “Blue Hawks” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 78 takes off from the flight deck of Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) in preparation for Anti-Submarine Warfare training exercises July 9.  (Photo by Ensign Alexandra Parent)
  • Sailors prepare food during “Mongolian Night” aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) in the Arabian Sea July 9. (Photo by MC2 Jaimar Carson Bondurant)
  • The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) comes alongside the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) for a replenishment-at-sea July 9.  (Photo by MCSN Elisha Smith)
  • Sailors assigned to U.S. Navy Region Hawaii conduct a funeral for U.S. Navy Musician 2nd Class Charlton Hanna Ferguson, 19, of Kosciusko, Missouri at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific July 9. Ferguson was assigned to the USS Oklahoma when it sustained fire from Japanese aircraft and multiple torpedo hits. Ferguson was identified  through DNA analysis by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Leah Ferrante)
  • The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers, USS Chafee (DDG 90) and USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112), steam in formation during a live-fire exercise July 6. Chafee and Michael Murphy are underway conducting routine operations in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (Photo by IS1 Alexander Fraser)
  • Sailors aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) conduct a foreign objects and debris (FOD) walk down July 5. Chafee is conducting routine operations underway in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (Photo by Ensign Alexandra Parent)
  • A fireworks display illuminates the night sky over Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Pearl Harbor July 4. Morale, Welfare and Recreation hosted a fireworks display to celebrate Independence Day with service members and families. (Photo by MC2 Greg Hall)
  • Sailors conduct 9 mm small arms live-fire training aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) July 3. (Photo by MC3 Jaimar Carson Bondurant)
  • Rear Adm. Timothy Kott, commander, Navy Region Hawaii, addresses the Sailors of the Pacific Missile Range Facility in the base hangar June 30. This is Rear Adm. Kott’s first visit to PMRF since taking command of Navy Region Hawaii on June 18. (Photo by MC1 Erickson B. Magno)
  • Adm. Samuel Paparo, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, addresses the crew of the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) following the completion of their maintenance availability June 29.  (Photo by MC2 Kenneth Rodriguez)
  • The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) operates alongside the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), not pictured, during a fueling-at-sea in the Arabian Sea June 26. (Photo by MCSN Oswald Felix, Jr.)
  • Service members participate in an honorable carry ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam June 24. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency hosted two honorable carry ceremonies to return the remains and pay tribute to the 429 Sailors and Marines lost aboard the USS Oklahoma during the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Michael O’Neal)

Around The Region


Ho'okele Digital Magazine 2021; Navy Region Hawaii; Navy Hawaii MagazineHo'okele - July 2021 edition

2021 Ho'okele Digital Magazine

The Ho'okele ("Navigator" in Hawaiian) digital magazine is a monthly online publication that focuses on feature stories, human-interest stories and command highlights relevant to the Hawaii Navy and Air Force community. Published by Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs.


Above & Aweigh Podcast


Above & Aweigh Podcast

‘Above and Aweigh’ is a monthly podcast bringing you news stories about everyday life for Sailors, Marines, Soldiers and Airmen in Hawaii. You can find the podcast on iTunes and most other podcast listening apps. Produced by Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Public Affairs.



Within RangeWithin Range - February 2021 edition

2021 Within Range Digital Magazine

Within Range is a monthly publication for the Navy community at Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) located on Barking Sands, Kauai. Published by PMRF Public Affairs. 


Latest News Releases


Command Master Chief of USS Chung Hoon (DDG-93), Josephine Tauoa, was selected as the 2021 Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Delbert D. Black Leadership Award July 6.


U.S. Navy units assigned to Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1 are operating in the Hawaiian Islands Operating Area and continue to integrate operations with the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Hawaii's homeported ships, USS Chafee (DDG 90) and USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112), are among the U.S. Navy ships participating.


Rear Adm. Timothy Kott relieved Rear Adm. Robert Chadwick II as commander of Navy Region Hawaii (CNRH) and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific (MIDPAC) during a change of command ceremony at Kilo Pier on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) June 18.


The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group is operating in the South China Sea for the first time during its 2021 deployment June 14. Hawaii's homeported ship, USS Halsey (DDG 97), is among the U.S. Navy ships participating.

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