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Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Ala Wai: Corps of Engineers, City Attempt to Bamboozle Public Again
By News Release @ 8:59 PM :: 429 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, City and County of Honolulu requests community input on alternative plans developed for Ala Wai Flood Risk Management General Reevaluation Study ....

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Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Pentagon Press Secretary: 'Red Hill created a trust deficit'
By News Release @ 6:18 AM :: 424 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

"...It's currently estimated that the facility closure process will take three years to complete...."

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Saturday, November 5, 2022
​Fuel Completely Removed From Red Hill Pipes
By Selected News Articles @ 12:48 AM :: 406 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... The Joint Task Force – Red Hill is currently in the third phase of the original defueling plan, which involves contracting out infrastructure repairs ....

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Saturday, October 29, 2022
​Former JROTC Instructor Receives 168 Months in Prison for Sexual Exploitation of Student
By News Release @ 5:03 AM :: 737 Views :: Kauai County, Education K-12, Military

... United States District Judge Jill A. Otake today sentenced Victor Aguilar, 66, of Kauai, Hawaii to 168 months of imprisonment ....

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Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Red Hill Fuel to Stay at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickham
By Selected News Articles @ 6:12 AM :: 652 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Draining the pipelines, which have approximately 1.16 million gallons of fuel split between them, is the first step in completely defueling Red Hill ....

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Friday, October 21, 2022
Red Hill Pipeline Defueling Rescheduled After Water Main Repairs
By Selected News Articles @ 6:03 AM :: 1037 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... The Navy was supposed to start unpacking fuel from three pipelines Monday, but the Friday water main break affected the systems that would be used for removing the fuel ....

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Friday, October 7, 2022
DoH Approves First Phase of Red Hill Defueling Plan
By News Release @ 5:38 PM :: 589 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Removing existing fuel from the Red Hill pipelines will allow the Navy to begin critical repairs to facilitate safe defueling ....

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Red Hill Defueling Could Take from Four Months to 30 Days, Says New Plan
By Selected News Articles @ 10:18 PM :: 528 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... The DoD could begin defueling pipelines as early as this month and remove all the fuel by the end of July 2024, according to the public plan ....

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Russian Hackers Target Hawaii State Computers
By Selected News Articles @ 4:56 PM :: 949 Views :: World News, Hawaii State Government, Military

... In a Telegram post Wednesday, Killnet, a notorious "hacktivist" group posted a list of several governmental websites it would be targeting in the coming days ....

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Saturday, October 1, 2022
Secretary of Defense Visits Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility, Meets With Hawaii State Officials and Families
By News Release @ 6:46 PM :: 655 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... The Secretary also met with Hawaii state officials, as well as with several families impacted by the Red Hill fuel release, to listen to their concerns and to discuss the defueling effort ....

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Thursday, September 29, 2022
​Department of Defense Submits Additional Supplement to the Red Hill Defueling Plan
By News Release @ 3:30 PM :: 545 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... As work continues, DoD will provide regular updates of the schedule at least monthly or when significant changes are necessary ....

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Coast Guard Busts Illegal Fireworks Shipments at Honolulu Harbor
By News Release @ 11:52 PM :: 1036 Views :: Labor, Law Enforcement, Military

... 13,449 pounds of unpermitted fireworks with an estimated street value of 2.7 million dollars ....

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Biden Hosts Pacific Islands Summit In Washington
By Ed Case @ 4:32 PM :: 652 Views :: World News, Congressional Delegation, Military

... Rep Ed Case says Hawai‘i will play an increasingly pivotal role in advancing the aims of the Summit ....

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022
DOH issues $8.7 million fine, orders Navy to make critical repairs to Pearl Harbor wastewater treatment plan
By News Release @ 6:46 PM :: 606 Views :: Environment, Military

... at the NAVFAC Hawaii Wastewater Treatment Plant near Pearl Harbor, numerous operation and maintenance issues led to repeated discharges of untreated or partially treated sewage ....

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Saturday, September 24, 2022
EPA: Navy Red Hill, Hickam 'Not in Compliance'
By News Release @ 1:41 AM :: 753 Views :: Environment, Military

... Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam SPCC Inspection Report .... BPHH Underground Storage Tank Report  ....

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Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Rear Admiral to Oversee Red Hill Defueling
By News Release @ 1:56 AM :: 768 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Rear Adm. John Wade as the Commander of the Joint Task Force of the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility ....

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Monday, September 12, 2022
McDermott pledges congressional action to stabilize Hawaii Housing costs
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 11:08 PM :: 364 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Development, Military, Republican Party, Cost of Living

... compel the DOD via statue to build all the base housing they need (approximately 40k units) for their servicemembers’ families on base in Hawaii ....

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Thursday, September 8, 2022
Updated Navy Red Hill Plan Released
By News Release @ 2:04 AM :: 874 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Congressional Delegation, Military

...  New Red Hill plan projects earlier defueling date ....

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Friday, September 2, 2022
​Military families sue US over water contaminated by Navy jet fuel
By Court House News @ 4:28 PM :: 804 Views :: Health Care, Military

... The Navy’s “toxic secrets” contributed to severe health issues for military families in Hawaii who were forced to drink tainted water and denied appropriate medical care, according to the lawsuit ....

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Friday, August 26, 2022
Aiona, McDermott urge water treatment system for Red Hill
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 1:19 PM :: 875 Views :: Environment, Military, Republican Party

... Hawaii’s Congressional Delegation has only gotten money for remediation and not prospective preventive measures like water treatment facilities ....

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Monday, August 22, 2022
Alleged Russian spies in Hawaii to remain in federal custody until September trial
By Court House News @ 11:47 PM :: 920 Views :: Military

... A judge denied the couple’s appeal for release, citing flight risk related to one defendant’s military history ....

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Friday, August 19, 2022
Chinese Navy intel ship spied on RIMPAC
By Selected News Articles @ 12:39 PM :: 830 Views :: Military

...Chinese intelligence monitoring of the RIMPAC exercises appears increasingly routine....

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Friday, August 12, 2022
EPA: Kaneohe Marine Base to Upgrade Stormwater Runoff Controls
By News Release @ 1:50 AM :: 708 Views :: Environment, Military

... EPA announced a Federal Facility Compliance Agreement with the U.S. Marine Corps to make improvements related to stormwater discharges at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii ....

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Thursday, August 11, 2022
Navy, UH, DoH Agree to Use EPA-Certified Water Testing Protocols
By News Release @ 4:38 PM :: 889 Views :: Environment, Military

... to ensure water testing is based on EPA-certified methods ....

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Saturday, August 6, 2022
This Day in History: Truman Announces Hiroshima Bombing
By Selected News Articles @ 5:01 AM :: 55335 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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Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Accused Russian spies in Hawaii are set for trial
By Court House News @ 9:01 PM :: 1029 Views :: Military

... “That’s what they’re calling me” ....

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Wednesday, August 3, 2022
UH dashboard provides public, officials with Red Hill water crisis data
By News Release @ 7:56 AM :: 1063 Views :: Environment, Higher Education, Military

... The method can be used to flag samples with trace concentrations of dissolved contaminants, as low as 10 parts per billion diesel fuel ....

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Wednesday, July 27, 2022
DoH Disapproves Red Hill Defueling Plan
By News Release @ 12:24 AM :: 957 Views :: Environment, Military

...This determination is consistent with the DOD’s own assessment that “it will not receive DOH approval of this defueling plan until it is able to provide this supplemental information.”....

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Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Russian Spies at Barber's Point for 28 years?
By Selected News Articles @ 11:17 PM :: 1588 Views :: Military

... prosecutors introduced photos of the two spies wearing KGB uniforms ....

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Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Army Conducts Review of Facility Use by Political Entities
By News Release @ 11:51 PM :: 994 Views :: Ethics, Military, Politicians

... District 21 incumbent state Sen. Maile Shimabukuro, District 44 incumbent state Rep. Cedric Gates and District 44 challenger Darius Kila ....

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Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Kiribati 'cooking something with China' - former Kiribati president
By Selected News Articles @ 9:06 PM :: 1011 Views :: World News, Military

... a deal directly with the Chinese about the Phoenix Islands ....

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Monday, July 11, 2022
What the US Military Spends in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 5:03 AM :: 961 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Military

... On a per capita basis, defense spending in Hawaii is equal to about $5,506 per person, the third most among states ....

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Friday, July 1, 2022
Full Text: DoD Releases Revised Red Hill Report
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 1069 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... The Department of Defense (DoD) today released its plan to safely defuel the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility by the end of calendar year 2024 ....  

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Thursday, June 23, 2022
Ukraine Needs Robot Dogs to Clear Mines -- Will HPD Donate?
By Selected News Articles @ 5:08 AM :: 937 Views :: Honolulu County, Military, Police

... it has become increasingly common for deminers to use robots in the field to increase their productivity and mitigate the risk of blowing themselves up ....

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Congress Moving $2.2B for Red Hill
By Ed Case @ 2:48 PM :: 874 Views :: Environment, Congressional Delegation, Military

... to Further Remediate, Defuel and Close Red Hill and Move the Fuel to More Strategic Locations Elsewhere in the Indo-Pacific ....

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Saturday, June 11, 2022
Navy Releases Remaining Month 1 Long-Term Drinking Water Data, Shows No Fuel Contamination
By News Release @ 4:47 PM :: 859 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... the first month of long-term monitoring (LTM) drinking water data ....

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Thursday, June 9, 2022
Hawai‘i Youth Challenge Academy Graduates 83 Students
By News Release @ 5:41 PM :: 729 Views :: Education K-12, Military

... the program’s first graduating class in Hawai‘i to graduate with a 100% post-program employment rate, and official accreditation status ....

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Saturday, May 28, 2022
Navy Contractor: Piping Repairs Key to any Red Hill Solution
By News Release @ 4:11 PM :: 896 Views :: Environment, Development, Military

... It just so happens that these repairs are also the repairs needs to continue using the facility. What a coincidence! ....

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Friday, May 27, 2022
DoH Survey: 87% in Red Hill Impact Area Report Symptoms
By News Release @ 5:17 AM :: 888 Views :: Environment, Health Care, Military

... Eighty-seven percent of over 2,000 survey participants reported at least one new or worsening health symptom following exposure to JP-5 jet fuel in the Navy water system. Thirty-seven percent sought medical care and 17 people reported being hospitalized overnight ....

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Team Hickam delivers first baby formula flight
By News Release @ 9:14 PM :: 683 Views :: Military

... 78,000 pounds of baby formula arrived in Indianapolis aboard a Hickam-based C-17 Globemaster III flying from Ramstein Air Base, Germany ....

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Red Hill: Navy waives right to contested case hearing
By News Release @ 2:32 AM :: 966 Views :: Environment, Military

... “The Navy’s decision means that work to defuel and close the Red Hill facility can begin without further delay,” said Kathleen Ho, Deputy Director of Environmental Health ....

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Saturday, May 7, 2022
DoH: Navy Must Present Red Hill Shutdown Plan by November
By News Release @ 3:06 AM :: 782 Views :: Environment, Military

... The Navy must provide DOH with its independent contractor’s assessment on facility operations by May 15, a plan and implementation schedule to defuel by June 30, and a plan for closure of the facility by November 1 ....

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Sunday, May 1, 2022
Red Hill fuel cleanup could require more tax dollars than allocated
By Selected News Articles @ 4:00 PM :: 1312 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Development, Military

... More than $1 billion is being poured into the defueling and cleanup efforts connected to the Red Hill fuel storage facility in Hawaii, but one lawmaker said more money is needed ....

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Saturday, April 9, 2022
Army invites public comments on draft EIS for Pōhakuloa Training Area
By News Release @ 7:34 PM :: 1219 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Military

... Draft EIS 60-day public comment period April 8 through June 7, 2022 ....

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Friday, April 8, 2022
New Monitoring Wells to be Installed at Red Hill
By News Release @ 5:01 PM :: 1140 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... “These wells will add to our existing knowledge of the hydrogeology of the area and provide for long term monitoring of our water resources” ....

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Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Red Hill Captain Relieved--Rear Admiral Takes Over
By News Release @ 5:32 AM :: 1105 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... following a series of leadership and oversight failures at the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility ....

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Friday, April 1, 2022
Red Hill Closure Fake?
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 7:06 PM :: 1294 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

"... Red Hill is not going to be shut down anytime soon or in the foreseeable future ...."

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Monday, March 28, 2022
DoD to Spend $1B on Red Hill
By Selected News Articles @ 6:51 PM :: 1022 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Case’s Appropriations Committee will review the request as part of the President’s Fiscal Year 2023 budget request ....

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Friday, March 18, 2022
DoH Declares Navy Water Safe in All Residential Areas
By News Release @ 11:00 PM :: 3926 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... The health advisory for all 19 zones and Manana Housing has been amended and water in these zones is safe to drink ....

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Wednesday, March 16, 2022
McDermott: DoD Red Hill Closure Memo 'a vague non-binding promise'
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 11:15 PM :: 1207 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Congressional Delegation, Military

... Austin was forced to give Schatz something and Schatz secured a vague promise out into the future that is non-binding with no funds for closure.  Conversely, the Omnibus spending Bill is quite detailed in what it funds, and funds for Decommissioning are missing ....

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