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.
The U.S. Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard are conducting integrated operations in the Eastern Pacific Ocean in support of the Tri-Service Maritime Strategy.
An “All Clear” has been sounded and all residents and employees of the installation are able to continue with normal operations.
There has been a potential security incident aboard Joint Base Pearl Harbor. All hands are directed to shelter in place north of South Avenue and west of North Avenue.
JBPHH will be conducting training exercises beginning today and running through June 17. The annual exercise is called CITADEL PROTECT and it provides anti-terrorism/force protection training scenarios for JB PHH based Sailors.
The Memorial Day holiday brings special attention to a federal landmark in Hawaii, located here on the island of Oahu. In a typical year, more than five million visitors come to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific to pay their respects to the dead and to enjoy one of the most breathtaking views of the Island. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976, few national cemeteries can compete with the dramatic natural setting of the “Punchbowl.”
The crew of the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) received the first in a series of relic displays from the USS Arizona (BB-39) in commemoration and remembrance of the attack on Pearl Harbor during a ceremony May 20.
Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam following a deployment to 5th and 7th Fleets April 30.
As summer begins and visitors return to the islands, Pearl Harbor National Memorial will extend its reservation window for USS Arizona Memorial Program reservations. Beginning on Monday, May 3, recreation.gov’s primary booking window for USS Arizona Memorial tickets will increase from one week in advance to eight weeks in advance.
A Pearl Harbor-based guided missile cruiser returned to its homeport following a deployment to 5th and 7th Fleets April 27.
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.
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.
The rate of chief petty officer (CPO) is honored every April 1 with CPO birthday celebrations around the world and across the seven seas.
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.
Hawaii Regional Maintenance Center (HRMC) docked Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) March 9, completing one of the first major milestones in the ship’s docking selected restricted availability (DSRA).
Cmdr. Kevin S. McCormick, Jr. relieved Cmdr. Dawn C. Allen as commanding officer of Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) in a change of command ceremony on board Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Jan. 21.
Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor, Jan. 11, following a deployment to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations.
As we approach the end of one of the most challenging years in our nation’s history, we arrive at a date that is all too familiar to those of us who live, serve and work here at Pearl Harbor.
On Dec. 7, the U.S. Navy and National Parks Service (NPS) will host the 79th National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day commemoration to honor the 2,390 American lives lost during the attack on Pearl Harbor and the island of O`ahu on Dec. 7, 1941.
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) and the embarked “Easyriders” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 37 Detachment 7 completed search and rescue (SAR) operations in the areas affected by Hurricane Eta Nov. 15.
Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) completed lay leader training and can now provide religious support services on board the ship to interested members of the crew.
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) and the “Easyriders” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 37 are supporting humanitarian assistance disaster relief (HADR) efforts in Honduras in response to the devastation left by Hurricane Eta Nov. 13.
The guided-missile destroyers USS Sterett (DDG 104), USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) and USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) are supporting Coalition Task Force (CTF) Sentinel, the British-led operational arm of the International Maritime Security Construct (IMSC).
Sailors, civilians and caretakers celebrated the start of Warrior Care Month during the Navy Wounded Warrior 3rd annual Cake Cutting Ceremony at the Pearl Harbor Memorial Fountain on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Nov. 9.
USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) was awarded the Coast Guard Meritorious Team Commendation during a pierside ceremony, Oct. 13, for the ship’s assistance in a 2019 maritime interdiction operation in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations.
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) and BNS Brasil (U 27) executed a passing exercise (PASSEX) in the Caribbean Sea Oct. 28.
Senior Chief Information System Technician (ITCS) Robert L. Halsey, met with his sister, Aviation Electronics Mate 2nd Class Mystique Queen, on the flight deck of Queen’s ship. Halsey is assigned to Commander Destroyer Squadron Fifteen (DESRON 15), which is currently embarked on the USS Ronald Reagan, forward-deployed to Yokosuka, Japan. Queen is assigned to the “Easy Riders” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 37, currently embarked on USS Halsey, homeported out of Pearl Harbor.
This October, many people across the nation are coming together, some virtually, to highlight their energy efficiency and resilience efforts. Energy Action Month (EAM) is celebrated across federal agencies and is designed to promote sustainability, energy efficiency and resilience, while encouraging the smart use of energy, water, and transportation resources.
Since our Navy was born as the “Continental Navy” in 1775, Sailors have served with distinction to promote America’s interests and defend freedom throughout our 245-year history. Those individual Sailors, and the commands that they served, achieved success by representing what have become the Navy’s core values of honor, courage and commitment.
The Navy League is a citizens’ organization dedicated to serve, support and stand with all U.S. sea services — the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and U.S.-ﬂag Merchant Marine, since its founding in 1902 with the enthusiastic support of former President Theodore Roosevelt. Decade after decade, the Navy League has continued to demonstrate its leadership in advocating superior sea power to safeguard U.S. national security, protect American economic interests and ensure freedom of the seas.
When you enlist in the armed forces, war is inevitably something that crosses your mind. You accept the fact that one day you may end up right in the middle of it. But what happens when you are told that the war is inside of your own body? For Senior Chief Jackey Smith, that was a question she was forced to answer.
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM – The United States Navy (Navy) published a Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze the potential environmental effects associated with the construction and operation of a submarine dry dock replacement and waterfront production facility (Proposed Action) at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY & IMF) on Joint Base Pearl Harbor‐Hickam, Oahu, Hawaii. The PHNSY & IMF is situated on the eastern shore of Pearl Harbor on the south side of the island of Oahu. The proposed project would provide required capability for depot-level maintenance on current and future classes of fast-attack submarines, as part of the Navy's fleet maintenance mission.
Designated as a national historic landmark for its strategic importance related to the United States annexation of Hawaii and for the Dec. 7, 1941 Japanese attack during World War II, the Pearl Harbor National Memorial recently reopened the USS Arizona Memorial tours to the public.
It was a close call for the Hawaiian Islands as the eye of Hurricane Douglas, a Category 1 hurricane, swirled north of the island chain. As it grazed the northern tip of Oahu, delivering minimal damage, it spared the island of what could have been a triple threat.
Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) returned to their homeport of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam following the ship’s surge deployment to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations June 25.
Commander Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific will conduct a virtual commemoration ceremony on Friday, June 5 to mark the 78th anniversary of the Battle of Midway.
On Sunday morning June 7, 1942, exactly six months to the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the sun arose on a far different world. While wreaking havoc and destroying the Allied navies, the once feared First Air Fleet of the Imperial Japanese navy prowled the Pacific Ocean, seemingly at will. Now four mighty carriers, the backbone of the Imperial Japanese fleet lay at the bottom of the sea.
Pearl Harbor, one of the Navy’s busiest ports, supports homeported and visiting ships and vessels with berthing, pier services, magnetic silencing and logistical support. Providing these essential services on a daily basis is no easy task, requiring a steady and intensive maintenance and repair plan to continue operations.
The Navy Wounded Warrior program held its introductory sports camp Feb. 17 - 21 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam and Iolani High School in Honolulu.
Modly, the wife of Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly, visited
various Military and Family Support Center programs and services onboard Joint
Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam and Marine Corps Base Hawaii-Kaneohe Bay during a
spouse program visit to Hawaii, in January.
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - The 17th annual Makahiki festival, a celebration that brings together the native Hawaiian and military communities, took place at Rainbow Bay Marina on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020.
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM – At approximately 10:30 p.m. Jan. 14, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam security forces responded to a vehicle at Nimitz Gate that did not have authorized access to the base. When the gate guard had the vehicle turn around, the guard noticed the smell of drugs and saw potential ordnance in the car. Security forces responded immediately, and representatives from an Explosive Ordnance Disposal team reported to the scene.
The aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), along with embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7, arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Jan. 8.
The Sailors and Government Civilian employees of the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) Barking Sands, Kauai, were named the winners of the 2019 Navy Community Service Environmental Stewardship Award.
Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108), along with an embarked detachment from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 37 “Easyriders,” returned to its homeport of Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam following an independent deployment to the U.S. 3rd and 7th Fleet areas of operations, Dec 23.
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM – Two Department of Defense civilians died following a shooting at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam on Dec. 4. The shooter, a Navy Sailor assigned to USS Columbia (SSN 771), died from self-inflicted gunshot wound.
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM -- Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam security forces responded to a reported shooting at a dry dock at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Dec. 4. Initial reports indicate the shooter and two shipyard civilian employees are deceased, and one shipyard civilian is in stable condition at a local hospital.
PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM – Officials at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam report the shooting incident at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard has been secured. One person is confirmed dead. The shooter has been tentatively identified as a U.S. Sailor. He reportedly shot and injured three Department of Defense civilian workers, before killing himself. The incident took place this afternoon at the shipyard’s Dry Dock 2. The base is no longer in lockdown.
PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM – Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam security forces have responded to a reported shooting at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. The incident occurred at approximately 2:30 p.m. Due to the ongoing security incident, access/gates to JBPHH are closed. We will update when we have further information.
On Friday, November 15, 2019, the Chilean tall ship CNS ESMERALDA (BE-43) will arrive to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a scheduled port visit. As part of that arrival, a traditional naval gun salute will be exchanged between the ESMERALDA and the installation.
Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMSUBPAC) in partnership with the University of Hawaii, tested their unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capabilities by delivering supplies onto a submarine off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii, Oct. 10.
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) Sailors and Airmen attended a red-carpet premiere of the new film “Midway." They met with stars of the film including Woody Harrelson, Dennis Quaid, and Patrick Wilson, who held a question-and-answer session before screening the movie at Sharkey Theater Oct. 20.
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time of the year again: physical fitness assessment season. As we’re surrounded by the unwavering dedication of command fitness leaders and the Sailors within each command, one can’t help but get in to the fitness spirit.
Navy, DLA, EPA, State Department of Health Experts Available
The Military and Family Support Center (MFSC) at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam hosted a Joint Services Suicide Prevention Proclamation ceremony and Human Awareness Ribbon Sept. 10 in support of National Suicide Awareness Month.
Almost 78 years after he died in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1941, Navy Seaman 2nd Class Wilbur Clayton Barrett was finally laid to rest Saturday in his hometown of El Dorado, Kansas.
PEARL HARBOR – Cheers and motivational words filled the humid air. Sweat dripped down the face of someone who was once a first class petty officer. While carrying a fellow Sailor on top of her shoulders, she hustled down a grassy field. She took small strides as her teammates surrounded her, encouraging her to keep pushing until she reached the finish line. Another challenge complete.
(HONOLULU) – Navy Water Tender 1st Class Edwin B. McCabe, 27, of Newport, North Carolina will be buried September 25 at 11:30 a.m. with full military honors at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl). McCabe was aboard USS Oklahoma (BB 37) during Imperial Japan’s attack of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. He was killed in action, but identification of his remains was delayed for more than seven decades.
CNRH Environmental Public Affairs Office Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH), Hawaii - Commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific, Rear Adm. Robert Chadwick convened a meeting with local leaders to discuss energy security and renewable energy on Sept. 23, 2019.
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM – A Sailor assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) was recognized for rendering life-saving aid to a child during a brief ceremony on the pier at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam July 9, 2019.
Hurricane season in Hawaii began June 1 and lasts until Nov. 30. This year, Hawaii and the Central Pacific could experience more storms than normal during the hurricane season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted five to eight named tropical cyclones in the region.
Ready. Aim. Fire. Shots from the M4 rifles of Navy Region Hawaii Honors and Ceremonies’ 21 gun-salute ring out, echoing through the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl Cemetery). On an overcast day in Honolulu, military honors are rendered as family, friends and guests pay their last respects to one of the iconic figures of the Pearl Harbor region, retired Master Chief Yeoman James “Jim” Taylor, June 27.
PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM –Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) is participating in the anti-terrorism/force protection exercise, Citadel Pacific 2019, beginning today through June 28, 2019. This annual exercise is designed to enhance the training, readiness and capability of Navy security forces to respond to threats to installations, commands and units.
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM - The U.S. Navy, O'ahu Waterkeeper and the Pacific Aquaculture and Coastal Resources Center (PACRC) at the University of Hawai'i at Hilo have joined forces to use native species of shellfish to improve water clarity and quality in the Pearl Harbor estuary.
HONOLULU, HI - Service members along with thousands of guests participated in the historic welcoming ceremony of the double-hulled canoe Hōkūleʻa at O'ahu's Magic Island, Hawaii, June 17.
HONOLULU -- Rear Adm. John Fuller, commander, Navy Region Hawaii, joined other military leaders and families at Hawaii Governor David Y. Ige's gold star proclamation signing in the governor's ceremonial room at the state capitol, May 17.
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -- Service members stationed throughout Hawaii attended nontraditional Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) training at Sharkey Theater on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, April 11-13.
PEARL HARBOR -- The Navy announced Feb. 7 it completed routine tank tightness testing for the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility.
Pearl Harbor-based ships and shore commands were recipients of the 2016 Retention excellence awards.
PEARL HARBOR -- Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus met with Sailors and Marines stationed in Hawaii during all-hands calls at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) and Marine Corps Base Hawaii Nov. 16.
The Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) for active duty military personnel in Hawaii significantly decreased on three out of four islands in Hawaii in 2015. As a result, USPACOM obtained approval from the Defense Travel Management Office (DTMO) to do an out-of-cycle Living Pattern Survey (LPS) to be conducted Feb. 1 to March 1.
Chief of Naval Personnel, Vice Adm. Bill Moran, conducted an all-hands call with Sailors and personnel stationed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, to discuss how the Navy’s personnel policies are affecting Sailors serving in the Pacific region, Jan. 14.
The guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) is scheduled to return home from an independent deployment to the U.S. 3rd, 4th and 7th Fleet areas of operations Dec. 17.
The annual Pearl Harbor Holiday Festival of Lights featuring ship and submarine lighting will be on display through Dec. 25. Public tours will be conducted Dec. 17 and 18.
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) will stop briefly in Pearl Harbor Sunday, Nov. 15 on the way to the ship’s new homeport of San Diego to conclude a nearly 9-month deployment.
The Navy has published a Notice of Intent (NOI) in the Federal Register to prepare the Hawaii-Southern California Training and Testing (HSTT) Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/OEIS) to evaluate the potential environmental effects associated with military readiness training and research, development, testing, and evaluation activities ("training and testing") conducted within the HSTT Study Area.
The U.S. Navy and Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) came to agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) and signed the Administrative Order on Consent (AOC) for the Navy’s Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility this week.
The Navy invited members of the board of the Honolulu Board of Water Supply, their consultants and other local stakeholders to visit the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage facility Sept. 15.
The next Pearl Harbor Colors Ceremony will be held Thursday, September 17 at 7:30 am at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. The ceremony will provide a venue to honor the 83,000 POWs and MIAs still waiting to come home. The free event is open to the public.
The next Pearl Harbor Colors Ceremony will be held Thursday, August 20th at 7:30 am at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. The theme for this month’s ceremony is the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.
Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility is a safe, reliable and modernized facility…the Navy is absolutely committed to keeping our drinking water safe.
The next Pearl Harbor Colors Ceremony will be held Thursday, July 16 at 7:30 am at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. This month's ceremony recognizes youth service and features the U.S. Naval Sea Cadets, a non-profit federally funded youth outreach program for Americans ages 11-18, committed to the development of future leaders with ties to the military.
With the traditional reading of official orders, exchange of salutes and ceremonial speeches, command of Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific will pass from Rear Admiral Richard L. Williams Jr. to Rear Admiral John V. Fuller this Friday, June 26 at 10 a.m. The ceremony will be held at Kilo Pier, on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.
The next Pearl Harbor Colors Ceremony will be held Thursday, June 18 at 7:30 am at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. The ceremony will honor the service and sacrifice of our Vietnam War veterans in recognition of the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Vietnam War. The free event is open to the public.
The next Pearl Harbor Colors Ceremony will honor the service and sacrifice of our Vietnam War veterans in recognition of the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Vietnam War. The free event is open to the public and will be held Thursday, June 18 at 7:30 am at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center.
On May 27, the Hospital Ship USNS Mercy was being maneuvered by two tugboats to transit Pearl Harbor from its berth at Hotel Pier as it prepared to go to sea. As the Mercy turned to head out to the channel, the ship may have made contact with the floating dock leading to the USS Arizona Memorial. Strong prop wash from the ship pushed the floating dock and access structure (brow) approximately ten feet toward the memorial, damaging handrails and the dock’s infrastructure.
The hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) and the Joint High Speed Vessel USNS Millinocket (JHSV 3) are scheduled to depart May 27 for a four-month deployment in support of the Navy's Pacific Partnership 2015.
The guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) is scheduled to return from its maiden deployment May 21.
The next Pearl Harbor Colors, a monthly military ceremony open to the public, will be held Thursday, Apr. 23 at 7:30 a.m. at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. The theme for this month's event is, "Earth Day: A Sustainable Future Begins with You."
The next Pearl Harbor Colors, a monthly military ceremony open to the public, will be held Thursday, Mar. 19 at 7:30 a.m. at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. The theme for this month’s event is, "Lean in, Operate Forward: Women’s History and Heritage in the United States Navy."
The next Pearl Harbor Colors, a monthly military ceremony open to the public, will be held Thursday, Feb. 26 at 7:30 a.m. at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. The theme for this month’s event is, "African American History and Heritage in the United States Navy."
Pearl Harbor Colors is a new monthly military ceremony open to the public. The first ceremony, "A Tribute to Military Families," will be held on Jan. 15 at 7:30 a.m. at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, and will feature the U.S. Pacific Fleet Band, the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Honors and Ceremony Guard, and an official observance of "morning colors."