Featured by William Cole, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Historic Pearl Harbor PBY Catalinas to fly again for 75th anniversary of the end of World War II
Before and after Dec. 7, 1941, the frequent appearance of big PBY Catalina flying boats skimming the wavetops in Pearl Harbor and Kaneohe Bay would have been an eye-catching sight
Navy SEALs testing out a new minisub designed for going toe-to-toe with China and Russia
The Shallow Water Combat Submersible, is “specifically designed to insert and extract Special Operations Forces in high-threat areas.”
COVID-19 delays Congressional Gold Medal for many Chinese-American WWII vets
The delay is especially agonizing for the families of Chinese veterans — approximately 90% of whom are now deceased.
The Navy just sent a submarine force into the Western Pacific in a message to China
At least seven submarines, and likely more — including all four Guam-based attack submarines, the San Diego-based USS Alexandria and multiple Hawaii-based vessels — are part of the effort
The Marine Corps is forming a first-of-its-kind regiment in Hawaii
A new “Marine Littoral Regiment” coming to Hawaii — the first of its kind in the Marine Corps — represents a major shift for the service in the “great power” competition playing out in the Western Pacific and preparation for a high-tech missile war in the region
How the US military is pushing to ‘regain the advantage’ in the Pacific against China and Russia
Amid complaints of Pacific neglect, efforts are underway to restore funding for a powerful $1.9 billion defensive radar in Hawaii, potentially add two types of defensive missile capability in the Aloha State for North Korean threats and create an “Indo-Pacific Deterrence Initiative” modeled on a similar European effort
‘We took care of our people’ — How the Coast Guard nipped a COVID-19 outbreak in the bud
As fallout continues from the outbreak of COVID-19 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt — with nearly 600 infected and one crew member dead — the Coast Guard appears to have had a close call, but that’s all, with the virus on the Honolulu-based cutter Midgett
The Army is fanning out across the Pacific to make friends and counter China
About 1,500 Schofield Barracks soldiers, 16 helicopters and hundreds of Humvees, heavy equipment and shipping containers are headed to Thailand for the first stop of Pacific Pathways 2020, an Army approach to bulking up in the region with a light but persistent footprint that follows the "places, not bases" mantra of the Pentagon
Navy, Marine Corps order review of insider threats in response to Pearl Harbor, NAS Penscola shootings
Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly ordered the fleet-wide security "stand-down" and review of insider threats within the Navy and Marine Corps, with compliance expected by Jan. 10
Pearl Harbor could get its first new dry dock since World War II
A surge in demand for attack submarines and the lengthening of Virginia-class subs to carry more missiles has the Navy examining building its first new dry dock at Pearl Harbor since World War II or creating a 650-foot floating dry dock to better maintain its Pacific-based undersea fleet.
78 years after Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona and USS Oklahoma will sail again
Navy ships named USS Arizona and USS Oklahoma will return to active duty with the announcement by Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly that two new Virginia-class attack submarines will be named after American heroes of the greatest generation who perished on the famed Pearl Harbor battleships
The Navy still has no idea why a sailor carried out a deadly shooting at Pearl Harbor
"The investigation continues," said Navy Capt. Greg Burton.
Army divers used WWII-era gear to inter a Pearl Harbor survivor aboard the sunken USS Arizona
Two Army divers gave a unique World War II sendoff to USS Arizona crew member Lauren Bruner when his ashes were interred on the sunken battleship Saturday, the 78th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack
US Army to train alongside Chinese soldiers during Hawaii exercise
"This exchange is important to maintain as it improves our ability to save lives, protect property, and better prepare for the next major disaster in the Indo- Pacific," Schuster said in an email.
Navy investigation finds no misconduct by submarine sailor shot dead in Hawaii
"A reasonable person cannot assume that engaging the doorknob on the door of an incorrect apartment would lead to death from a gun," the Navy said.
In a Navy first, drones fly resupply parts and medicine to underway submarine
A large percentage of parts that are needed on submarines weigh less than 5 pounds, and drone delivery could remove the need to pull into port
The Army will practice rapidly deploying soldiers across the Pacific next year in a message to China
Advanced land-based missiles that can kill ships hundreds of miles out to sea could change future wars in the Pacific
A senior airman says she was accosted for speaking Spanish while in uniform
A 27-year-old Air Force senior airman's shock at getting a rebuke for speaking Spanish in uniform in a Starbucks near Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam and her subsequent stand against discrimination have gained some fervent support on social media
Hawaii Marine officer relieved of command following undisclosed ‘liberty incident’
The commander of Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay was relieved of command following an investigation into an April "liberty incident," the Marine Corps said
Teenager pleads guilty to manslaughter for stabbing Hawaii Marine during mob attack
A teen who fatally stabbed a Kaneohe Bay Marine during an attack by 15 youths in the early morning hours of Oct. 21, 2017, in Waikiki pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of manslaughter Friday and will serve no more than 20 years in prison
One lucky destroyer crew will officially be the first to rock the Navy’s newest laser weapon
The Pearl Harbor-based USS Preble will be the first destroyer to be equipped with a high-energy laser to counter surface craft and unmanned aerial systems, according to a published report, with the Navy planning to one day use the powerful light beams to defend against Chinese or Russian cruise missiles
The Air Force Wants To Keep The KC-135 Flying For 100 Years
A smaller Air Force with aging aircraft plans to fly its KC-135 refueling tankers — eight of which are operated...
For The First Time In Years, Pearl Harbor Remembrance Won’t Have Any USS Arizona Survivors
It’s extra noteworthy that Everett Hyland, a Dec. 7, 1941, attack survivor who was on the USS Pennsylvania, will return...
The Navy’s Largest Drone Submarine Hunter Arrives At Pearl Harbor
A 132-foot robot warship that arrived at Pearl Harbor for testing as a submarine hunter is “creating a new paradigm...
Pentagon Identifies First 2 Of Korean War Remains Recovered From North Korea
A 25th Infantry Division soldier and an Army medic whose dog tag was recovered are the first two Korean War...