Posts Tagged: Accidents

Man dies from heart attack playing ‘paintball’ at Bellows Air Force Station

The Honolulu Star Advertiser reports: A 25-year-old man participating in a “paintball exercise” at Bellows Air Force Station in Waimanalo collapsed in cardiac arrest Saturday afternoon and later died at a hospital, police said. There were no apparent signs of foul play, police said. The case is being handled by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service,… Read more »

Relief and Recovery in Japan: U.S. Should Decline Monies from Japan’s “Sympathy Budget” and End Military Dependence Globally Press Statement Contact: IWNAM Secretariat, genuinesecurity [at] April 11, 2011 Relief and Recovery in Japan: U.S. Should Decline Monies from Japan’s “Sympathy Budget” and End Military Dependence Globally The International Women’s Network Against Militarism (IWNAM) demands that the U.S. and Japanese governments stop spending U.S. and Japanese taxpayer monies for the upkeep of… Read more »

Marine who fell and died “did not like the Marines”

The parents of Luke Monahan, a 19-year-old Marine who fell from a Waikiki hotel and died shortly afterward, spoke to the Honolulu Star Advertiser about the incident: “He was quiet,” his mother said. “He wasn’t a bad kid. He just didn’t like to do homework. He said that if he went into the Marines he… Read more »

19-year-old Marine dead after fall from Waikiki hotel

A 19-year-old Marine stationed at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii Kaneʻohe Bay fell from a Waikiki hotel Saturday morning and died from his injuries.  The Honolulu Star Advertiser identified the man as Private 1st Class Luke Monahan, 19, of Palos Verdes, California.  The newspaper reports “Monahan joined the Marines at the age of 18 and… Read more »

Marine Corps to phase out Sea Stallion helicopter, the type involved in crashes off Kaneohe and in Okinawa

The Marine Corps’ helicopter that crashed in Kaneohe Bay in March killing a crew member was Sea Stallion.  The Honolulu Star Advertiser reports that the Sea Stallions will be retired from service: After a start that came during the Vietnam War, the Marine Corps’ aging CH-53D Sea Stallion helicopters — the type that crashed in… Read more »

‘Raptors’ grounded over defects

The Honolulu Star Advertiser reports that: The Air Force has grounded its entire fleet of F-22 Raptors, including those in Hawaii, because of concerns about the system that delivers oxygen to pilots aboard the fighter jets, a military spokeswoman said yesterday. […] The Hawaii Air National Guard began flying F-22 Raptors last summer in partnership… Read more »

Woman motorcyclist killed in crash was Navy veteran and military spouse

According to the Honolulu Star Advertiser, a motorcyclist who was killed in a head-on collision in Waiaula was a former Navy personnel, whose husband is in the military: Meanwhile, the Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the woman killed in Saturday’s head-on collision between a motorcycle and a Jeep on Kaukonahua Road as 26-year-old Brenda Anderson… Read more »

Waikele gulch explosion: land use violations cited by City

The recent explosion and death of five workers in the Waikele tunnels involved activities that violated City zoning laws. On his recent radio program Carroll Cox discussed a Notice of Violation of preservation land issued by the City and County of Honolulu against Ford Island Ventures: The second hour Carroll talks about Waikele Caves with… Read more »

Secret memo reveals how vulnerable nuclear subs are to Fukushima-style meltdown

With the world watching the Japanese nuclear catastrophe spiral out of control, the UK Ministry of Defense (MOD) inadvertently released secret information about the vulnerabilities of British and US nuclear submarines according to news reports.  The Daily Star reports: A classified government report into the subs’ ­vulnerabilities has been published online with key parts blacked… Read more »

Five workers killed in Waikele fireworks explosion

The Honolulu Star Advertiser reports that there was a terrible fireworks explosion in a storage tunnel in Waikele gulch that killed five workers of Donaldson Enterprises, Inc. The Waikele gulch was used by the military as a munitions storage facility for many years until the 1980s.   Peace activists staked out the facility to document the… Read more »