Midway movie star Patrick Wilson visits Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard

November 7, 2019 – Recently, Hollywood actor Patrick Wilson visited Station Hypo located in the basement of Building 1 at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY&IMF). On Nov. 8, Lionsgate will release Midway, a film based on the attack on Pearl Harbor and the subsequent Battle of Midway during World War II. Wilson plays the role of Edwin Layton, an intelligence officer who worked at Pearl Harbor alongside cryptanalyst Joseph Rochefort to break the Japanese secret code and influence military decisions based on intercepted information. Layton’s actions…

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Century of Service Shows Need for Shipyard Investment at Pearl Harbor

By Capt. Greg Burton, Commander, Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard & IMF They rushed to put out hundreds of fires around Pearl Harbor, organized an ammunition-passing party, worked on disabled engines and cut men out of the hulls of sunken ships. These workers saved dozens of lives and were charged with resurrecting the fleet that brought peace to a world that was burning. Just six months after the initial bombing of Pearl Harbor, the battered and bloodied USS Yorktown aircraft carrier limped back to Pearl Harbor following the Battle of Coral…

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USS Missouri (SSN-780) Undocked at Pearl Harbor

October 23, 2019 – Two weeks after Dry Dock #1 celebrated its centennial, USS Missouri (SSN-780) successfully undocked from the dry dock on Sept. 4, 2019. The undocking was a collaborative effort among the project team, ship’s force, and shipyard docking team in order to execute a safe and timely evolution. “The whole docking team really came together to perform a smooth and successful undocking,” said Code 300.24 Command Dock Master Joseph Medeiros. “These evolutions are very complex and high-risk, and every shop and code involved executed their portions very…

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USS Olympia Successfully Completes Around-the-World Deployment

September 8, 2019 – Friends and families of the crew gathered on the submarine pier at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to welcome back the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Olympia (SSN 717) as she returned from deployment, September 8. Olympia successfully completed a seven-month around-the-world deployment while conducting operations in support of national security.

 “Olympia and her crew performed with excellence,” said Master Chief Electronics Technician (Radio) Arturo Placencia, Olympia’s chief-of-the-boat, from Duncan, Oklahoma. “For everyone onboard, this was the first time we completed a circumnavigation of the globe. As…

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Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard’s Dry Dock One turns 100

August 23, 2019 – Today Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY & IMF) celebrated the centennial anniversary of Dry Dock One. U.S. Rep. Ed Case, (HI-1), Mayor Kirk Caldwell, City and County of Honolulu, Rear Adm. Robert Chadwick, Commander Naval Region Hawaii/Commander Naval Group Middle Pacific, shipyard commander, Capt. Greg Burton, and the Ali`i Pauahi Hawaiian Civic Club participated in today’s ceremonies held at Dry Dock One and historic Building One. In a celebration that highlighted both the shipyard history and the local history and heritage of…

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USS Michael Murphy Returns from Deployment

August 20, 2019 – USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) and the “Easyriders” of HSM-37 Detachment returned to their homeport of Pearl Harbor following a successful deployment to the 3rd and 4th Fleet areas of operations, Aug. 19. While deployed to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations, Chile hosted Michael Murphy and its crew of more than 350 Sailors, along with maritime forces from 11 partnering countries – including Brazil, Columbia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Germany, Honduras, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Turkey, and the United Kingdom – to participate in exercise…

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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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