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Sunday, October 17, 2021
Navy Will Discharge Sailors Refusing COVID-19 Vaccination
By Selected News Articles @ 4:13 AM :: 503 Views :: Military, COVID-19

... All active-duty Navy personnel must be vaccinated by Nov. 28 or face separation, according to a Navy administrative message released Wednesday ....

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Hicks: Chinese Military Expansion Poses Threats to Guam, Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 12:15 AM :: 964 Views :: Military

... In recent months, the United States has increased the frequency of its transits through the Taiwan Strait as a demonstration of its commitment to the island ....

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Tuesday, September 28, 2021
9th Circuit Orders MCBH Pesticide Suit Remanded to State Court
By Selected News Articles @ 4:23 PM :: 602 Views :: Military

... The Ninth Circuit agreed with military service member families ....

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Friday, September 24, 2021
NDAA Tightens Red Hill Safety Standards
By Ed Case @ 5:02 PM :: 551 Views :: Honolulu County, Military

... the $768 billion Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to require stricter inspection and safety standards for the military’s fuel tanks and supporting infrastructure at Red Hill on O’ahu....

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Inside Look: U.S. Army-Hawaii Responds to the Waimea Wildfire, the Largest in Hawaii History
By News Release @ 10:21 PM :: 942 Views :: Hawaii County , Military

... U.S. Army-Hawaii (including Hawaii Army National Guard) support Hawaii County Fire Department to battle the 40,000 acre Waimea wildfire, considered the largest in Hawaii Island history ....

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Friday, August 6, 2021
Hawaii Fishermen Concerned Over Growing Chinese Presence
By Selected News Articles @ 12:52 PM :: 1431 Views :: Military

... Confrontations are rare on the high seas near Hawaii, where the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command is based and the U.S. Coast Guard maintains a strong presence ....

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Friday, August 6, 2021
This Day in History: Truman Announces Hiroshima Bombing
By Selected News Articles @ 12:01 AM :: 51982 Views :: Hawaii History, Military

August 6 and 9 have been made into International Days of Anti-American historical revisionism.  So here is a look at reality as seen from first-hand sources instead of whining activists.

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Friday, July 30, 2021
Military Spouse Tax Act Introduced
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 1004 Views :: Military, Taxes

... allowing the military spouse to keep their home domicile for state income tax purposes ....

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Monday, July 26, 2021
VA mandates COVID-19 vaccines among its medical employees including VHA facilities staff
By News Release @ 4:25 PM :: 772 Views :: Military, COVID-19

... COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for Title 38 VA health care personnel ....

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Friday, July 23, 2021
Army invites public comment on O‘ahu training land retention
By News Release @ 6:00 PM :: 1236 Views :: Environment, Military

... EIS to analyze Army proposal to retain up to approximately 6,300 acres of leased state-owned land on O‘ahu to support continued military training ....

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Blue Pacific Act Added to Major Foreign Policy Bill
By Ed Case @ 12:00 PM :: 961 Views :: World News, Congressional Delegation, Military

... House Foreign Affairs Committee Includes Case’s Pacific Islands Caucus’ Initiatives in its Signature Ensuring American Global Leadership and Engagement (EAGLE) Act ....

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Honolulu woman pleads guilty to unauthorized removal and retention of classified material
By News Release @ 3:39 AM :: 989 Views :: Military

... Lavarello’s temporary assignment in the Philippines was ultimately terminated due to her mishandling of SECRET classified documents ....

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Monday, July 19, 2021
Next Boondoggle: USACE, City of Honolulu Sign Agreement for Ala Wai Flood Study
By News Release @ 11:02 PM :: 1230 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Development, Military

... The signing allows USACE and the City and County of Honolulu to develop a salespitch that appears to balance costs and environmental impacts ....

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Thursday, July 15, 2021
DBEDT Projects Support Military Contracting
By News Release @ 10:20 PM :: 1062 Views :: Military, Small Business

...“The emerging digital and clean energy in Hawai‘i is well aligned with the mission and purpose of Hawaii’s Defense Economy,” said Mike McCartney, director of DBEDT....

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Thursday, July 1, 2021
Japanese official warns US of potential surprise attack on Hawaii — from Russia and China
By Video @ 4:27 AM :: 3915 Views :: Military

... Russia and China are coordinating military exercises to threaten not only Taiwan but also Hawaii, according to a senior Japanese defense official ....

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Wednesday, June 30, 2021
EPA Orders Navy to Upgrade Pearl Harbor Sewage Treatment Plant
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 1093 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... The plant is owned and operated by the U.S. Navy and provides service for up to 40,000 people ....

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Thursday, June 24, 2021
Hawaii Ranks 47th for Civic Engagement
By Selected News Articles @ 9:24 PM :: 862 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Military

... and 2nd for Military Engagement ....

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Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Russian Naval Fleet 35 Miles South of Oahu
By Selected News Articles @ 5:46 AM :: 2250 Views :: Military

... Russia says that they are 300 miles off the coast of Hawaii, yet unconfirmed satellite images from June 19 appear to show them much closer - within 35 miles of the U.S. state ....

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Friday, June 11, 2021
State of Hawaii Veterans Summit
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 849 Views :: Military

... Join us online for a series of free webinars ....

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Tuesday, June 8, 2021
HECO, Army Test Gigantic Bio-Diesel Plant
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 1055 Views :: Energy, Military

... microgrid and biofuel provide rationale to build gigantic diesel plant ....

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Saturday, June 5, 2021
Gen. Charles Flynn Takes Command of U.S. Army Pacific
By Selected News Articles @ 4:53 AM :: 1669 Views :: Military

... Meanwhile: US Army will not probe Michael Flynn over calls for coup ....

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Saturday, May 29, 2021
In-Person ​Memorial Day Remembrance at Schofield open to the public
By News Release @ 3:39 AM :: 858 Views :: Military

... The Army will hold an intimate Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony at the Post Cemetery at Schofield Barracks, May 31 at 10 a.m. ....

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Friday, May 28, 2021
FSM to Become Chinese Logistics Hub?
By Video @ 4:28 PM :: 1435 Views :: World News, Military

... We believe that our location would be vital in serving the air and maritime logistics as a transit hub for goods in transit between China and the South Pacific, and China and South America ....

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Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Russian Navy Spy Ship Quietly Operating Off Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 6:01 PM :: 1794 Views :: Kauai County, Military

... The Russian ship has operated just outside U.S. territorial waters, Navy officials confirmed ....

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Act 18 Streamlines Professional Licensing for Military Spouses
By News Release @ 11:44 PM :: 1010 Views :: Military, Small Business

... Act 18 streamlines the process to obtain a temporary license for a military spouse in good standing with another state – allowing Hawaiʻi to tap qualified professionals to fill positions where there are shortages, such as social workers, counselors, and physicians ....

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Monday, May 24, 2021
Hawaii Among Worst States for Military Retirees
By Selected News Articles @ 8:10 PM :: 1448 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Military

... Hawaii is tied for #1 for most Homeless Veterans ....

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Wednesday, May 19, 2021
FBI Investigating Navatek Insiders for Illegal Campaign contributions
By Selected News Articles @ 12:41 AM :: 1606 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation, Military

... A recently unsealed search warrant application shows the FBI believes a Hawaii defense contractor illegally funneled $150,000 to a pro-Collins super PAC and reimbursed donations to Collins' campaign ....

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Saturday, May 15, 2021
Hacking for Defense: Marines Partner with University of Hawaii Students
By News Release @ 1:24 AM :: 966 Views :: Higher Education, Military

... H4D is a 16-week course that accepts students from business, computer science, engineering and policy majors ....

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Friday, May 14, 2021
Test Proves Navy Destroyer Can Shoot Down ICBM
By Selected News Articles @ 3:06 AM :: 1005 Views :: Military

... the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Hawaii, tracked the target. Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS John Finn (DDG-113), positioned hundreds of miles east of Hawaii, launched an SM-3 Block IIA missile ....

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Thursday, May 6, 2021
China plans to revive strategic Kiribati airstrip
By Selected News Articles @ 12:24 AM :: 5607 Views :: Military

"...The island would be a fixed aircraft carrier...."

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Case Reintroduces Blue Pacific Act for Coordinated US Policy
By Ed Case @ 10:31 PM :: 1195 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Military

... BLUE Pacific Act, Establishes a Comprehensive, Long-term U.S. Foreign Policy in the Pacific Islands Amidst Growing International Engagement in the Region ....

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Monday, April 12, 2021
U.S.-Taiwan Partnership in the Pacific Islands
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:07 AM :: 1091 Views :: Military

... For the U.S., the Pacific Islands are critical to the Indo-Pacific strategy and its status as a resident power in the Western Pacific. ... 

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Defense Department Audit Report Card 2021
By News Release @ 7:50 PM :: 1214 Views :: Military

... the DoD received another failing audit opinion on its financial statements ....

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Saturday, March 27, 2021
Former Kauai JROTC instructor arrested for sexual exploitation of former student
By News Release @ 10:00 AM :: 1710 Views :: Kauai County, Education K-12, Military

... Kauai instructor accused of child sex crimes was also a longtime foster parent ....

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Wednesday, March 24, 2021
​State House to Restore Funding for Hilo Youth Challenge
By News Release @ 9:51 PM :: 1272 Views :: Hawaii County , Education K-12, Military

"...The Youth Challenge Academy, operated by the Hawai‘i National Guard, is a community-based program that trains, educates, and mentors young people under military-like conditions...."

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Monday, March 22, 2021
New UH partnership to aid national security, boost state’s economy
By News Release @ 9:31 PM :: 1142 Views :: Higher Education, Military

... engineering-related issues are being solved by UH Mānoa College of Engineering students through a program called “Hacking for Defense” ....

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Thursday, March 18, 2021
HUD: Hawaii 2nd Highest Number Of Homeless Veterans
By Selected News Articles @ 10:37 PM :: 1153 Views :: Homelessness, Military

... in Hawaii, 54 out of about 10,000 veterans were homeless ....

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Monday, March 1, 2021
Missile Defense Agency to Reopen Public Scoping for the Homeland Defense Radar – Hawaii EIS
By News Release @ 5:00 AM :: 1292 Views :: Environment, Military

... due to changes in the proposed alternatives ....

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Saturday, January 16, 2021
Former Schofield contractor sentenced for role in bribery and kickback scheme
By News Release @ 6:05 PM :: 1638 Views :: Ethics, Military

... from 2011 to 2018, Winslett paid over $100,000 worth of bribes to two U.S. Army contracting officials who worked at the Range at Schofield Barracks, in order to steer federal contracts worth at least $19 million  ....

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021
DBEDT: Hawaii Defense Spending Outlook Report
By News Release @ 1:59 AM :: 1609 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Military

... SWOT Analysis and Action Plan Identify Challenges and Opportunities for Economic Growth ....

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Monday, December 7, 2020
Forgotten Honouliuli: Jack Burns, Police Spy
By Andrew Walden @ 12:02 AM :: 27242 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii History, Military, Police

“It was (his) work as as head of the HPD’s Espionage Bureau that lay the foundation for Burns’ later political success in Hawaii.”  

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Monday, December 7, 2020
​U.S. Territories, Not States, Bear The Scars Of World War II
By Selected News Articles @ 12:01 AM :: 2260 Views :: Hawaii History, Military

...As we mark 75 years since the cessation of hostilities in the Pacific Theater of the Second World War....

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Friday, December 4, 2020
Trump Approves Funding for Hawaii National Guard COVID Relief
By News Release @ 3:12 AM :: 1278 Views :: Military, COVID-19

... funding that will allow the Hawai‘i National Guard to continue with COVID-19 assistance across the state through March 31, 2021 ....

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Thursday, November 19, 2020
VIDEO: USS John Finn Takes Out ICBM in Test off Hawaii
By Video @ 9:05 PM :: 1272 Views :: Military
"...a demonstration designed to show the feasibility of establishing a layered homeland defense...."
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Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Veterans Day: Remember All Who Served
By Brett Kulbis @ 6:46 PM :: 1185 Views :: Military

...In 1918, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared....

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Saturday, October 24, 2020
Honolulu GOP Chair Violated Federal Hatch Act
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 2049 Views :: Ethics, Military, Republican Party

...Navy Employee Fined, Debarred from Federal Service for Numerous Hatch Act Violations....

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Saturday, October 24, 2020
Coast Guard to Deploy More Fast Response Cutters to West Pacific
By News Release @ 1:53 AM :: 1297 Views :: Military

... The new generation of Fast Response Cutters will conduct maritime security missions, such as fisheries patrols, enhance maritime domain awareness and enforcement efforts in collaboration with regional partners ....

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Thursday, October 1, 2020
Navatek CEO Arrested for CARES Act Fraud--Got Help from 'Senator'
By News Release @ 11:01 AM :: 6999 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation, Military, COVID-19

...Price also said that other businesses are being investigated for potential fraud in connection with funds through the CARES Act....

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Navy Issues Red Hill Remediation Contracts
By News Release @ 2:18 AM :: 1775 Views :: Environment, Military

...to adapt an existing commercial membrane technology for upgrading fuel storage tanks at Red Hill....

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020
VA and HIEMA Report on Hilo Veterans Home COVID Deaths
By News Release @ 2:17 AM :: 1869 Views :: Hawaii County , Military, COVID-19

...The VA report noted “There was very little proactive preparation/planning for COVID...."

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