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Ho'okele Magazine 2021

Hookele Magazine
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04/12/21 03:56 PM

The Ho'okele is an authorized Navy Region Hawaii monthly digital publication primarily for Navy and Air Force members and their families in Hawaii. The magazine includes features, human-interest stories, command information, infographics and community photos. Created and published by Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs. Its contents do not necessarily reflect the official views of the U.S. government, the Department of Defense, and the military branch of services and do not imply endorsement thereof. A Hui Hou!  

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Leading from the deckplate

By Wayne Randall, Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs. The rate of chief petty officer (CPO) is honored every April 1 with CPO birthday celebrations around the world and across the seven seas.


Hoola Ma Puuloa: Healing in Pearl Harbor

By MC1 Holly Herline, JBPHH Public Affairs. It is said in Hawaiian culture that the hale, or sheltered home-like structure, was one of three things that was necessary for the Hawaiians, along with the canoe and the farm. The hale was for rest and procreation, the canoe for travel and warfare, and the crops for sustenance.


Coral replacement at Nanakuli FORACS project

By Kathy Isobe, Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs. In July 2020, Navy divers assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1 based at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, and the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Intermediate Maintenance Facility Dive Locker Team began Phase I of a Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), Integrated Warfare Systems Engineering Group (SEA 05H) project to remove underwater components of an inactive Fleet Operational Readiness Accuracy Check Site (FORACS) at Nanakuli Beach Park.


April is Tsunami Awareness Month

By Bryan Cheplic, Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs. According to the International Tsunami Information Center, Hawaii has used April as Tsunami Awareness Month, since the 1990s. Federal, state and local government agencies team together to sponsor awareness and outreach events aimed at sustaining awareness of Hawaii’s tsunami hazards.