Posts Tagged: Pearl Harbor

Hawai’i has highest concentration of nuclear submarines Posted on: Sunday, February 7, 2010 Hawaii-based ‘silent service’ on never-ending training regime ABOARD THE USS SANTA FE — Riding 60 feet under the ocean surface in a 6,900-ton nuclear submarine that’s longer than a football field, there is almost no sense of movement and very little noise. The only sound is an occasional… Read more »

“Close but distant neighbors” – Pearl Harbor and Hickam merge

My understanding is that the merger will place Hickam under the Navy.   Sitting on Restoration Advisory Board that advise on the clean up of military sites for both Hickam and Pearl Harbor has been very instructive. The culture of the two organizations are quite distinct.  I have found the Navy to be much more closed… Read more »

Pearl Harbor warships dressed up for Christmas

Something is wrong with this picture.  Boatloads of visitors viewing warships decorated for Christmas.   How militarized are we? >><< Friday, December 18, 2009 Free Pearl Harbor boat tours offered Advertiser Staff The U.S. Navy and National Park Service said they will be offering free evening boat tours of Pearl Harbor that are open to… Read more »

“Absence of proof doesn’t prove safety” – ATSDR coming under fire

The NYT article discusses the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Control Registry pattern of flawed and irresponsible investigation into the health hazard of environmental contamination.  After coming under strong criticism from government auditors, the ATSDR reversed its conclusions of “no threat” to public health in two contaminated military sites: Camp Lejeune and Vieques.   ATSDR… Read more »

Navy officer removed from command of USS Chafee Updated at 12:59 p.m., Wednesday, November 25, 2009 Hawaii-based Navy officer removed from command of USS Chafee By William Cole Advertiser Military Writer A Hawaii-based Navy officer who was scheduled to take command of the guided missile destroyer USS Chafee last Friday was instead removed from command and has been assigned to a desk… Read more »

“Transient nuisance odor” hits West Loch and Waipahu Intermediate School, sends 7 to hospital

Emergency responders could not determine the cause of the gas smell that sickened students at Waipahu Intermediate School.  The smell was reported from several areas near Pearl Harbor. >><< Gas smell disrupts Waipahu school day Responding fire crews discover no odor or source in the area By Star-Bulletin staff POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov… Read more »

Will removing U.S. bases from Japan diminish the utility of Pearl Harbor?

Written from the perspective of a U.S. naval strategist, this editorial in the Taipei Times argues that Pearl Harbor continues to be vital as a U.S. naval base.  The author, James Holmes gives a concise explanation of how Admiral Mahan’s military theory led to the invasion and occupation of Hawai’i, shaping U.S. policy to the… Read more »

Pearl Harbor sub commander relieved of command Updated at 9:08 p.m., Friday, October 30, 2009 Commander of Pearl Harbor sub relieved of command By William Cole Advertiser Military Writer The commander of the nuclear attack submarine USS La Jolla based at Pearl Harbor was relieved of his post today “due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command,” the… Read more »

Carrier USS Ronald Reagan arrives for Pearl Harbor visit tomorrow Updated at 11:25 a.m., Monday, October 12, 2009 Carrier USS Ronald Reagan arrives for Pearl Harbor visit tomorrow Advertiser Staff and Wire Reports The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan will arrive tomorrow at Pearl Harbor for a brief port visit, the Navy said. The Reagan carrier strike group left the Middle East in September…. Read more »

Military Bases Hickam and Pearl Harbor Merge

Military Bases Hickam and Pearl Harbor Merge Written by KGMB9 News – August 26, 2009 06:58 PM The military has signed a deal to combine the neighboring bases of Hickam and Pearl Harbor. Hickam will keep it’s mission as an Air Force facility, but the new joint base will be under the control of… Read more »