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Monday, June 25, 2018
Hawaii Emergency Management Agency to Host Open Houses
By News Release @ 9:17 PM :: 5120 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Military

...HI-EMA is inviting the community to three open houses as it updates the Hawai’i State Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan, which addresses ways to reduce the impact of natural hazards on the State....

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Summit: US Security Guarantees for North Korean Denuclearization--Peace Treaty Next
By News Release @ 12:30 PM :: 3237 Views :: Military

...President Donald J. Trump has departed Singapore and will arrive at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam in Hawaii later today....

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Sunday, June 10, 2018
Just home from Iraq, air traffic controllers answer call for Volcano Relief
By Selected News Articles @ 3:13 AM :: 4289 Views :: Hawaii County , Military

...When the Kilauea volcano erupted on Hawaii’s Big Island, members of the 297th Air Traffic Control Squadron, Hawaii Air National Guard, were just getting home from a seven-month deployment that sent them to Al Asad Airbase, Al Anbar Province, Iraq.... 

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Friday, June 8, 2018
VA Reform: Mission Act streamlines community care options for veterans
By News Release @ 4:26 AM :: 3239 Views :: Military

...funds the current, outgoing Veterans Choice program during the transition phase to make certain veterans receive the same care through the current program until the new Veterans Community Care Program is fully in effect....

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Friday, June 8, 2018
S2980: Missile Defense for Hawaii, Alaska
By News Release @ 4:02 AM :: 3063 Views :: Military

...U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) was recently joined by Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) in introducing S. 2980, the Integrated Missile Defense Act of 2018....

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Homeland Defense Radar-Hawaii EIS--Public Scoping Meetings Being Held
By News Release @ 4:27 AM :: 5976 Views :: Environment, Military

...The Missile Defense Agency to Hold Public Scoping Meetings for the Homeland Defense Radar – Hawaii Environmental Impact Statement....

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Thursday, May 31, 2018
US Pacific Command Changes Name
By News Release @ 1:45 AM :: 3390 Views :: Military

...“In recognition of the increasing connectivity between the Indian and Pacific oceans, today we rename the U.S. Pacific Command to U.S. Indo-Pacific Command,” said Mattis....

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Saturday, May 26, 2018
Rescuing the Lost Battalion –The Story behind the ‘Heroes’
By News Release @ 1:02 AM :: 5457 Views :: Hawaii History, Military

...NHK WORLD-JAPAN and PBS Hawai‘i Bring Documentary on Heroic WWII Japanese-American Regiment to Screening Attendees and Viewers....

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018
China Disinvited from Participating in 2018 RIMPAC Exercise
By News Release @ 2:35 PM :: 3274 Views :: Military

... As an initial response to China’s continued militarization of the South China Sea we have disinvited the PLA Navy from the 2018 Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise. ...

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Monday, May 21, 2018
Best States for Military Retirees -- Hawaii Ranks 37th
By Selected News Articles @ 1:38 PM :: 4013 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Military

...Hawai ties California and DC for the highest percentage of Homeless Veterans -- 33 times higher than lowest percentage state, Mississippi....

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Thursday, May 3, 2018
US Citizen or US National: American Samoans in the Military
By News Release @ 11:38 AM :: 3440 Views :: Military

...Amata Advises on Army Administrative Memo for US Nationals....

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Monday, April 30, 2018
The Shame of Hawaii's Congressional Delegation
By Selected News Articles @ 7:35 PM :: 7058 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation, Military, Republican Party

...Would the delegation have chastised Obama if he had stuck to his ultimatum and struck Syria after Assad crossed Obama’s infamous “red line in the sand?”....

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Friday, April 27, 2018
Rep Ward Salutes Korean Peace Initiative on House Floor
By Rep Gene Ward @ 11:41 PM :: 3437 Views :: Military

...Kim and South Korean leader Moon Jae In pledged earlier today in Panmunjom to negotiate a treaty to formally end the Korean War and also to remove all nuclear weapons from the Korean Peninsula....

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Thursday, April 19, 2018
Legislators Vote $125M for Kauai, Oahu Flooding Relief
By News Release @ 6:20 PM :: 5163 Views :: Kauai County, Military

...The funds will be allotted to the State Department of Defense for disaster relief this fiscal year for the repairs and will lapse at the end of the next fiscal year....

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Kauai Flooding: Dozens Evacuated from Hanalei by Helicopter
By News Release @ 2:22 AM :: 4556 Views :: Kauai County, Military

...Hawai‘i National Guard has deployed two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters, two CH-47 Chinooks, eight Zodiacs and more than 45 soldiers and airmen to support rescue efforts....

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Friday, April 13, 2018
GAO: Hawaii-Pacific Vets Wait 75 Days to Receive VA Care
By News Release @ 3:33 PM :: 4915 Views :: Health Care, Military

...veterans experienced delays related to the processing of their enrollment applications, contacting them to schedule appointments, and completing comprehensive mental health evaluations....

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Friday, April 13, 2018
After Syria Chemical Attack Tulsi Gabbard Still Flacking for Russia and Assad
By Andrew Walden @ 4:32 AM :: 5637 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Military

...The most popular politician in Hawaii continues to serve Chris Butler....

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Thursday, April 12, 2018
Caldwell Ordered to Repay Military Personnel After Illegally Seizing Their Cars
By News Release @ 4:27 AM :: 4890 Views :: Ethics, Military

...and the establishment of a $150,000 settlement fund for other affected servicemembers, who may be eligible to receive compensation....

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Pohakuloa: Court Orders Review of State Lease
By News Release @ 10:26 PM :: 5311 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Military

...The judge’s order asks for a plan to be submitted to the court by Dec. 28, 2018 which requires a written stewardship plan, regular monitoring and inspections, inspection reports with recommendations, procedures for addressing violations and debris removal plans....

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Friday, March 30, 2018
Kailua, Kaneohe Blasted by Three-Hour Siren Test
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 5:36 PM :: 5104 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Military

...HI-EMA and News Media Fail to Inform Public of Oahu Emergency Siren Test....

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Thursday, March 29, 2018
Fake War Hero Gets Real Prison Time
By News Release @ 3:21 AM :: 4275 Views :: Health Care, Military

...United States District Court Judge J. Michael Seabright sentenced Cody Joslin, age 32, to 18 months in prison today for theft of funds from the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs....

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Friday, March 23, 2018
Budget Boosts American Samoa Spending, Military Pay, Veterans Funding
By News Release @ 3:52 PM :: 4520 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Military

...A military pay increase of 2.4%....

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Friday, March 23, 2018
Iranian Government Hacked Hawaii State Computer System
By News Release @ 10:08 AM :: 5872 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement, Military

...hackers got access to Hawaii state computers using a technique called "password spraying"....

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Hawaii 3rd-Least Federally Dependent State Government
By Selected News Articles @ 3:25 PM :: 3958 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Military

...some states receive a far higher return on their federal income-tax contributions than others....

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Saturday, March 17, 2018
Ward Calls on Governor to Release all Missile Alert Recordings
By Rep Gene Ward @ 12:54 AM :: 4283 Views :: Ethics, Military

..."Everyone from Governor Ige on down has been stalling and stonewalling."....

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Thursday, March 15, 2018
State House to honor Hawaii wounded warrior Brian Kolfage
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 12:59 AM :: 4734 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Military

...March 16th, 12:00 noon  --  Hawaii State Capitol, House Chamber....

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Friday, March 9, 2018
Ward: Trump, Kim Should Meet in Hawaii
By Rep Gene Ward @ 10:13 PM :: 4428 Views :: Military

...Ward urges Trump to hold the meeting in Honolulu....

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Thursday, March 8, 2018
CIA Warns of Extensive Chinese Operation to Infiltrate American Universities
By Selected News Articles @ 4:45 PM :: 5455 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education, Military

...Chinese Communist 'Confucius Institute' a Threat to Academic Freedom at UH Manoa....

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018
False Missile Alert: Report Calls for Major changes at HI-EMA
By News Release @ 11:32 PM :: 3587 Views :: Military

...Brig. Gen. Kenneth Hara today released the All Hazards Preparedness Improvement Action Plan and Report....

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018
NATO Loophole: Attack On Hawaii Not Covered By Treaty
By Selected News Articles @ 8:59 AM :: 7059 Views :: Hawaii History, Military

...Hawaii is in the North Pacific, not the North Atlantic....

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Sunday, February 18, 2018
Emails: How PACOM grappled with false missile alert
By Selected News Articles @ 3:56 PM :: 3849 Views :: Military

...The emails were sent in succession after thousands of people received a text-message warning Jan. 13 that prompted hysteria in parts of Hawaii....

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Friday, February 16, 2018
City Agrees to Stop Illegally Towing Cars Belonging to Deployed Military Personnel
By News Release @ 1:05 PM :: 5823 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Military

...The Department’s investigation revealed that between 2011 and 2016, Honolulu auctioned 1,440 cars registered to individuals who had identified themselves as servicemembers on City forms during the motor vehicle registration process.....

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Thursday, February 8, 2018
Truth in Accounting: Defense Department
By Selected News Articles @ 6:51 PM :: 3154 Views :: Military

...the DoD Office of Inspector General has issued a disclaimer on the DoD’s own financial statements....

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018
FCC: Hawaii false missile alert sent by worker believing attack was real
By News Release @ 11:28 AM :: 5521 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Military

...Federal Communications Commission conducts open meeting to hear investigator's report on false missile alert....

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Friday, January 26, 2018
Ward: Fire Employees who do not Cooperate with Missile Alert Investigation
By Rep Gene Ward @ 9:33 PM :: 5033 Views :: Ethics, Labor, Military

“This is not about an individual, this is about our national security."

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Friday, January 26, 2018
Tulsi Gabbard, Donald Trump Team up to cut off aid to Muslim Pakistan
By Selected News Articles @ 5:35 PM :: 5008 Views :: Military, Politicians

...Calls for ending aid to Pakistan are growing on both sides of the aisle. In the House of Representatives, Republican Rep. Mark Sanford of South Carolina and Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii are preparing to introduce a similar bill....

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Friday, January 26, 2018
FCC: Employee Who Sent False Hawaii Nuke Alert Is ‘Refusing To Cooperate’
By Selected News Articles @ 5:26 PM :: 4695 Views :: Ethics, Military

...“it appears that the false alert was a result of two failures: First, simple human error. Second, the state did not have safeguards or process controls in place to prevent the human error from resulting in the transmission of a false alert.”....

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Friday, January 26, 2018
Hawaii’s False Missile Alarm Exposed Critical Weaknesses. Here’s What Must Be Done.
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:33 AM :: 3737 Views :: Military

...It was clear to anyone who has worked any level of civil defense planning, or who has lived through the drills of the 1950s and ’60s, that after the false alarm went out, no one in Hawaii had any idea what to do....

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Thursday, January 25, 2018
Ward: Release HI-EMA Missile Alert Tapes
By Rep Gene Ward @ 7:57 PM :: 3900 Views :: Ethics, Military

...Representative Gene Ward (R–Hawaii Kai, Kalama Valley) wrote a letter to Governor Ige urging him to release the HI-EMA security tapes on the morning of January 13th....

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
What A Nuclear Missile Attack On Hawaii Would Look Like
By Selected News Articles @ 9:47 PM :: 4443 Views :: Military

...A blast over Honolulu would be catastrophic. That doesn’t mean the government shouldn’t help the public prepare for one....

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Ige Couldn't Remember Twitter Password as False Missile Alert Wreaked Havoc on State
By Selected News Articles @ 4:51 PM :: 4942 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Military, Politicians

...Ige said Monday that one of the reasons it took so long to inform the public that a ballistic missile alert in the state was in fact a false alarm was because he couldn’t remember his Twitter password....

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Monday, January 22, 2018
Missile Alert Investigator has Conflict of Interest
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:39 PM :: 5790 Views :: Ethics, Military

"...General Hara is a close personal friend of General Miyagi and under the command of General Logan.  General Logan serves as the Director of the Hawaiʻi Emergency Management Agency, so how can he be evaluated by his Deputy Director, General Hara?"

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Sunday, January 21, 2018
The Hawaii error and liberal hysteria
By Selected News Articles @ 1:31 AM :: 3250 Views :: Military

...Hawaii’s Democratic congresswoman, Tulsi Gabbard, was among the first to blame the president. She said that Mr. Trump was “taking too long” to defuse the North Korean threat adding, “He’s not taking this threat seriously. There’s no time to waste.”....

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Saturday, January 20, 2018
Why is HS Student More Efficient Than State Government?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:39 PM :: 4144 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Military

...Within five minutes of the erroneous missile alert, Iolani School student William Heyler had tweeted to the world that it was a mistake....

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Saturday, January 20, 2018
False Alarm: 'Hearing' Leaves More Unanswered Questions
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:08 AM :: 4718 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Military

"...the only thing accomplished today was more unanswered questions and the announcement that we must wait and see what the Governor's study-report by General Hara turns up...."

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Ward Introduces Bill Mandating 'Shelter-in-Place' Drills at Schools
By Rep Gene Ward @ 8:29 PM :: 5199 Views :: Education K-12, Military

...“Hawaii's children must have safe haven at their schools in the event of a missile attack.”....

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Ward: Step- by-step walkthrough of the software, hardware, and personnel that led to false alarm
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:01 PM :: 6137 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Military

...if you expect Friday’s hearing at the Legislature to lead to closure of this matter....

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Monday, January 15, 2018
FEMA: Ige, Miyagi Wrong About 38 Minute Delay
By Andrew Walden @ 3:14 PM :: 11326 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Military

...Governor Ige and HIEMA administrator Vern Miyagi say they had to obtain permission from FEMA ... FEMA says that’s not true....

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Sunday, January 14, 2018
FCC: Hawaii did not have Reasonable Safeguards to Prevent False Alarm
By News Release @ 11:52 PM :: 3724 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Military

...We also must ensure that corrections are issued immediately....

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Saturday, January 13, 2018
38 Minute Delay--State EMA Got Permission from FEMA Before Retracting False Alarm
By News Release @ 11:10 PM :: 6720 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Military

...Hawaii Emergency Management Agency statement on missile launch false alarm....

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