USS Preble returns home from Indo-Pacific deployment

June 13, 2019 – USS Preble (DDG 88), along with the “Easyriders” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 37, Det. 1, returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, June 13, following a deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. Since departing Pearl Harbor in January, Preble participated in multiple exercises with international allies throughout the Indo-Pacific region, strengthening global relations and partnerships while maintaining combat readiness. “I am incredibly proud of the Preble crew and all they’ve accomplished over the last few months,” said Rear Adm. Daniel Dwyer, commander…

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USS Missouri Honored With Forever Stamp on 75th Anniversary

June 11, 2019 – n the 75th anniversary of its commissioning, the famous U.S. Navy battleship USS Missouri (BB-43) set sail again with the issuance of the USS Missouri Forever stamp. The U.S. Postal Service dedicated the stamp today during a pierside ceremony on the ship’s deck at Pearl Harbor. “The USS Missouri is one of the most famous Naval battleships to ever sail the sea, and now the Postal Service is proud to add her to our roster of commemorative stamps,” said Jeffrey C. Johnson, U.S. Postal Service acting…

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Pearl Harbor Welcomes USS Hawaii Home From Deployment

June 6, 2019 – USS Hawaii (SSN 776) returned home to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after completing its latest six-deployment June 6. The crew was greeted on the historic submarine piers of Pearl Harbor by a bustling crowd of well-wishers and families, eager to welcome the Sailors home after a successful deployment. “Every member of the crew prepared for, sustained and successfully executed all phases of this deployment,” said Cmdr. Sterling S. Jordan, commanding officer of Hawaii and a native of San Francisco, Calif. “From our initial training to the…

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USS Chung-Hoon Returns From Deployment

May 31, 2019 – USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93), including a detachment from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 37 “Easyriders,” returned to its homeport of Pearl Harbor, May 31, following a deployment to the U.S. 7th, 6th and 5th Fleet areas of operation as part of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group. John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group, consisting of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9, USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), Destroyer Squadron 21, USS Spruance (DDG 111) and USS Stockdale (DDG 106) departed their respective homeports in October and November 2018.…

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Seabees Help Preserve a Portion of USS Arizona History

May 13, 2019 – In the aftermath, and from the ashes of December 7, 1941, which propelled the United States into World War II, rose a new call and opportunity to serve in the Navy, the Naval Construction Battalions. Today, they are known as Seabees. At the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Navy used civilian contractors to construct and support bases and other locations. However, with an increasing need to be able to defend and resist against military attacks, civilians could no longer be used. According to…

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USS Louisville Returns From Final Deployment

May 3, 2019 – USS Louisville (SSN 724) returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam from a deployment, May 2. “Louisville Sailors are some of the finest in the world,” said Cmdr. Robert W. Rose, from Garland, Utah, and Louisville’s commanding officer. “Their hard work, ingenuity, and constant effort kept Louisville ready for every phase of deployment. As commanding officer, it is my absolute privilege to lead this crew in carrying out our nation’s most important tasking.” During the deployment, 27 Sailors were promoted and 26 Sailors and six officers earned…

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USS Zumwalt Makes First Visit to Pearl Harbor

April 2, 2019 – The lead ship of the U.S. Navy’s newest class of guided-missile destroyers, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), arrived in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, April 2. “USS Zumwalt possesses stealth, size, power and computing capacity that provide the Navy a multiple-mission ship capable of meeting today’s maritime missions as well as the ability to incorporate new technologies to counter emerging threats tomorrow,” said Capt. Andrew Carlson, Zumwalt’s commanding officer. The Zumwalt-class destroyer will be capable of performing the critical maritime missions of deterrence and power projection and creating battlespace…

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Pearl Harbor Minesweeper Ship Bell arrives at NSWC PCD

March 13, 2019 – The bell from the USS Tern, a lapwing-class minesweeper, that rescued 47 men and fought fires on the USS West Virginia and USS Arizona for two days after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor will soon be on display in the lobby of the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD). “This bell is an important artifact that represents an important day in Navy history,” said Capt. Aaron Peters, NSWC PCD commanding officer. “It is a connection with history and is a reminder of the…

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Essex Amphibious Ready Group Visited Pearl Harbor

February 20, 2019 – USS Essex (LHD 2), other ships of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), and embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) visited Pearl Harbor, Feb. 18-20. “Pearl Harbor is rich in military history and its strategic location places it center stage in the Pacific,” said Capt. Gerald Olin, commander, Amphibious Squadron 1. ” The harbors and bases the Navy uses here are among the very best in the world and help ensure that naval forces in the Pacific are trained and ready to respond to any contingency.…

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United States’ Lone Heavy Icebreaker Begins Antarctic Deployment

December 6, 2018 – Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star arrived December 4th in Pearl Harbor to make final preparations before sailing to Antarctica in support of Operation Deep Freeze 2019. The 42-year-old Coast Guard cutter is the United States’ only operational heavy icebreaker. The crew is scheduled to make their sixth deployment in as many years to directly support the resupply of McMurdo Station – the United States’ main logistics hub on Antarctica. The Polar Star recently completed a six-month drydock period where outdated equipment was upgraded or replaced. The…

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Greeneville & Emory S. Land reinforce U.S.-Malaysian Partnerships

December 5, 2018 – USS Greeneville (SSN 772) and the submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) completed a series of bilateral engagements this week with Malaysian officials during a visit to the region. Both Greeneville and Emory S. Land submarine maintenance subject matter experts hosted a meeting with Royal Malaysian Navy counterparts on best practices. The visit was also aimed at building friendship and goodwill between the U.S. Navy and the people of Malaysia. “The U.S. and Malaysia relationship is rooted in longstanding and strong people-to-people ties, shared…

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Tears of the USS Arizona, Coast Guard Academy corrosion study

September 19, 2018 – This summer, Coast Guard Academy First Class Cadets Marshall Grant, Ali Re, Terry Jung and Third Class Cadet Linda Duncan with the help of the National Park Service, placed four racks with metal test samples in the water on the USS Arizona. The metal test samples will be removed at different times and studied to determine their corrosion rate, which will then be used to determine how long until the hull of the USS Arizona has before it collapses. “This is the first time that scientific…

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Aloha USS O’Kane, USS Wayne E. Meyer

September 14, 2018 – USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) arrived in its new homeport, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in a homeport shift with USS O’Kane (DDG 77). O’Kane departed for San Diego this week after nearly 19 years of service in the middle Pacific. O’Kane was commissioned in Pearl Harbor October 23, 1999. O’Kane’s namesake is World War II Prisoner of War and Medal of Honor Recipient Rear Adm. Richard O’Kane. During WWII, O’Kane, aboard submarines USS Wahoo (SS 238) and USS Tang (SS 306) earned an unprecedented and…

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Hawaii-based ships sortie ahead of Tropical Storm Olivia

September 10, 2018 – Rear Adm. Brian Fort, commander, Navy Region Hawaii/ Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific, announced that U.S. Navy ships and submarines based in Hawaii not currently undergoing maintenance availabilities have sortied as Tropical Storm Olivia travels toward the Hawaiian Islands. Ships that sortied will be positioned to help respond after the storm, if needed. “Sortie of our Pearl Harbor-based ships allows them the most protection from the approaching storm,” said Fort. “An early sortie allows them enough time to transit safely out of the path of the…

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Hawaii-based Ships Sortie ahead of Hurricane Lane

August 22, 2018 – Rear Adm. Brian Fort, commander, Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific, announced that U.S. Navy ships and submarines based in Hawaii not currently undergoing maintenance availabilities have begun to sortie as Hurricane Lane travels toward the Hawaiian Islands. Ships that sortie will be positioned to help respond after the storm, if needed. “Based on the current track of the storm, we made the decision to begin to sortie the Pearl Harbor-based ships,” Fort said. “This allows the ships enough time to transit safely out of the path of…

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