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News Releases
First 'Pearl Harbor Colors' Ceremony January 15
USS Halsey to return from deployment
Next 'Pearl Harbor Colors' Ceremony set for Feb. 26
Next 'Pearl Harbor Colors' Ceremony set for Mar. 19
Navy Confirms Death of Sailor Sunday in Hawaii
Alleged Hazardous Material Confiscated at JBPHH
Navy goes to Merrie Monarch
Green is color of Next 'Pearl Harbor Colors' Ceremony
Shipyard Personnel to Conduct 'Pearl Harbor Colors' Ceremony, Honor History and Heritage
USS Michael Murphy to return from Western Pacific Deployment
USNS Mercy and USNS Millinocket To Depart Hawaii for Pacific Partenership Deployment
Dock at USS Arizona Memorial Under Repair. Navy, Coast Guard Investigations Underway
Vietnam Veterans to be Honored at the Next 'Pearl Harbor Colors' Ceremony
Drinking Water Remains Safe in Red Hill Vicinity
Vietnam Veteran Tim Guard to Be the Guest Speaker at Thursday's 'Pearl Harbor Colors' Ceremony
Navy Region and MIDPAC Change of Command set for Friday
'Pearl Harbor Colors' Ceremony to Salute Youth
Red Hill Fuel Facility is a national strategic asset
'Pearl Harbor Colors' 70th anniversary of the end of WWII in the Pacific
Former POW Gerald Coffee to be guest speaker at Thursday's 'Pearl Harbor Colors' Ceremony
U.S. Navy signs EPA and state of Hawaii consent order
USS Preble to Return from Independent Deployment
Navy seeks public input at open house scoping meetings
USS Theodore Roosevelt to arrive in Pearl Harbor Sunday
Navy invites Board of Water Supply to tour Red Hill
Chinese Navy Ships to visit Hawaii Sunday
Navy to celebrate Festival of Lights in Pearl Harbor
USS Chafee to return home from independent deployment
Chief of Naval Personnel visits Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam
COLA Living Pattern Survey takes place from Feb. 1 to March 1
Civilian helicopter goes down in Pearl Harbor
CNRH Represents Navy at Hawaii Governor's Gold Star Proclamation Signing
Hawaii Sailors Engage with Praxis to Fight Sexual Misconduct
Navy's Red Hill Tanks Pass Tightness Testing, Show No Leaking
Naval Forces Visits Hawaii
Navy Continues Stakeholder Comms on Red Hill
Secretary of the Navy Visits Hawaii Sailors, Marines
Career information Center assists Pearl Harbor commands with retention awards
Navy’s partnership with Polynesian Voyaging Society
Pearl Harbor Remembers the Battle of Midway
Native Oysters Making a Return to Pearl Harbor
Exercise Citadel Pacific 2019 taking place through June 28
Fair Winds and Following Seas to a Pearl Harbor Icon
Hawaii hurricane season has begun
Chung-Hoon Sailor recognized for saving child's life
Navy paves way forward on renewable energy
USS Oklahoma Sailor to Receive Full Honors at Funeral Service
Pearl Harbor Sailor Laid to Rest in Kansas After 78 Years
Joint services spread suicide prevention awareness
Loko Pa'aiau Fishpond Cleanup
Taking energy conservation action
MEDIA ADVISORY: Red Hill Partners To Share Info With Public
USS Wayne E. Meyer Celebrates 10 Years
Hawaii-based Sailors Test Changes During Physical Fitness Assessment Study
JBPHH Hosts "Midway" Red-Carpet Premiere
COMSUBPAC AND UH Use Drone to Deliver Supplies to Submarine
Pearl Harbor welcomes USS Boxer, 11th MEU
Media Advisory: Gun Salute at Joint Base for November 15, 2019
News Release: Navy Announces Three Deaths in Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shooting
News Release: Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Security Forces Respond to Active Shooter
News Release: Active Shooter
News Release: Active Shooter-update
USS Wayne E. Meyer Returns from Deployment
PMRF Wins 2019 Navy Community Service Environmental Stewardship Award
USS Abraham Lincoln arrives in Pearl Harbor for port visit
PMRF Conducts Egg Hunt
News Release: Security Incident at Nimitz gate
Navy and Air Force celebrate 17th annual Makahiki Festival
News Release – Oahu Military Family Readiness Provides Resources to Meet Service Members Needs
Navy Region Hawaii Hosts Navy Wounded Warrior Sports Camp
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Fleet Information

  • An MH-60R Sea Hawk, assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 37, takes off from the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) during maritime security operations in the Gulf of Aden, Feb. 26, 2019. The Chung-Hoon is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Logan C. Kellums)
  • A U.S. Navy C-40 Clipper jet-aircraft assigned to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VR) 51, prepares to land on Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, July 26, 2019. As the newest addition to VR-51’s fleet of transport aircraft, the Clipper provides improved mission capabilities that includes a larger cargo capacity and more room to carry personnel. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jesus Sepulveda Torres)
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ANDAMAN SEA (April 9, 2018) USS Louisville (SSN 724) sails in formation with four other ships from the U.S. Navy and Royal Thai Navy during Guardian Sea 2019. Guardian Sea is a premier exercise that demonstrates both navies commitment to ensuring that they are ready to counter any threats together. (Courtesy photo by Royal Thai Navy Cmdr. Kamchai Charoenpongchai)
  • 180308-N-AZ808-1043 ARABIAN GULF (March 8, 2018) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) fires a Mark 45 5-inch round during a live-fire exercise. Halsey is deployed with the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nicholas Burgains/Released)
  • 190908-N-UD469-0004 JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM Sept. 8, 2019 -- The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Olympia (SSN 717) returns home following a seven-month deployment. Olympia conducted an around-the-world deployment in support of maritime security operations with allies and partners to ensure high-end war fighting capabilities in this era of great power competition. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Amanda Gray/Released)
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PEARL HARBOR-- (Feb. 09, 2018) The guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) returned to its homeport Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after a successful four-month deployment. While deployed to the Western Pacific and Arabian Gulf with the U.S. 7th Fleet and U.S. 5th Fleet, Hopper promoted security and stability as well as ballistic missile defense. (U.S. photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Corwin Colbert)
  • 180702-N-CW570-1409 JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (July 2, 2018) The guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) moors at her homeport at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Arthurgwain L. Marquez)
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PHILIPPINE SEA (April 18, 2019) Sailors, assigned to the “Easyriders” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 37, Detachment ONE, perform maintenance on an MH-60R Seahawk aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88). Preble is deployed to the U.S 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy Photo by Ensign Madison Karlin/Released)
  • 180112-N-NU281-0034 PEARL HARBOR (Jan. 12, 2018) Guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam from an independent deployment to the Western Pacific and South America, Jan 12. While deployed, the ship conducted theater security cooperation and maritime presence operations with partner nations throughout the Pacific. Chafee engaged in multinational exercises with navies from Chile, Peru, Republic of Korea, and Japan Maritime Self Defense Force, among other countries. Her crew recovered more than 800kg of illicit narcotics while patrolling the waters of 4th Fleet. Additionally, the destroyer successfully integrated into Carrier Strike Group 5 in support of the USS Ronald Reagan’s extensive patrol of the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist  2nd Class Justin R. Pacheco)
  • 190718-N-NU281-1230 SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN (July 18, 2019) Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) pose on the ship's weather decks for a group photograph. Michael Murphy is deployed to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin R. Pacheco)

America's Strategic Presence in the Pacific

Commander, Navy Region Hawaii is tasked to support our Navy’s ships, submarines and aircraft as well as the Sailors who operate them and their families.

This support involves port and housekeeping services for the 25 surface ships and submarines homeported at Pearl Harbor, as well as up to 25 operational aircraft at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe.

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. Commander Navy.

Ships, Submarines & Aircraft

This page contains links to and information about the surface ships, submarines and aircraft squadrons homeported in Hawaii.

Commander, Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific

Commander, Destroyer Squadron 31



Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet



Commander, Naval Surface Group, Middle Pacific

Commander Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific is a U.S. Navy command responsible for maintenance and training of the surface ships homeported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Commander Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific is subordinate to Commander Naval Surface Force Pacific located in San Diego, California, for administrative matters, and Commander Third Fleet for operational matters. Its mission is to prepare these ships for forward deployed fleet operations. Commander Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific also provides administrative support to the family members of our sailors.

The COMNAVSURFGRU MIDPAC Staff commands assigned surface combatant, auxiliary, fleet support, and special warfare forces; exercises operational control of forces not assigned to other commanders; and maintains all ships, special forces, and staffs of the Group in an optimum state of training, readiness, discipline, and morale in order to maintain their maximum readiness for sustained combat operations at sea.

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