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Wednesday, January 09, 2019
RIMPAC: Navy Quietly Fires 20 Hyper Velocity Projectiles Through Destroyer’s Deckgun
By Selected News Articles @ 5:05 PM :: 1900 Views :: Military

...to prove the Navy could turn the more than 40-year-old deck gun design into an effective and low-cost weapon against cruise missiles and larger unmanned aerial vehicles....

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Monday, January 07, 2019
Rep Ward Calls for Second Trump-Kim Summit to be held at Waikiki
By Rep Gene Ward @ 11:52 PM :: 2738 Views :: Military

...US scouts Bangkok, Hanoi, and Hawaii as possible locations for Kim-Trump summit....

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Thursday, January 03, 2019
Government Shutdown: Hawaii 4th-most Affected
By Selected News Articles @ 6:21 PM :: 2509 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Military

...WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across five key metrics. They range from each state’s share of federal jobs to federal contract dollars per capita to the share of families receiving food stamps....

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Tuesday, January 01, 2019
Video: Ship Burns 1,800 miles off Oahu
By Selected News Articles @ 2:59 PM :: 4118 Views :: Jones Act, Military

... Coast Guard, good Samaritans responding to vessel fire in Pacific Ocean ....

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Thursday, December 27, 2018
Navy Approves EIS for Hawaii-So Cal Training
By News Release @ 11:59 AM :: 2411 Views :: Environment, Military

...lots of whining from the usual suspects....

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Wednesday, December 05, 2018
U.S. Soldier Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Attempting To Provide Material Support to ISIS
By News Release @ 11:37 PM :: 1788 Views :: Military

...He spoke approvingly and in detail about committing specific acts of violence against others, including by attacking large public gatherings, such as the Honolulu Christmas Parade, and a parade at Schofield Barracks.... 

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Tuesday, December 04, 2018
How George H W Bush Stopped the Bombing of Kahoolawe
By News Release @ 5:44 PM :: 4660 Views :: Hawaii History, Military, Politicians, Republican Party

...I asked him to use his influence to reverse the policy initiated by Franklin Delano Roosevelt allowing Kaho'olawe to be used for bombing practice....

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Monday, November 26, 2018
Inspector General Releases False Missile Alert Report
By News Release @ 3:02 PM :: 1821 Views :: Military

...From Office of Inspector General, Department of Homeland Security....

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Sunday, November 11, 2018
Honolulu VA has Lowest Job Vacancy Rate in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 7:16 PM :: 2299 Views :: Health Care, Military

...Honolulu VA has the jobs filled--but its still not getting the job done....

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Sunday, November 11, 2018
Hawaii WWI Centennial - a Full Day of Events at the Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial
By News Release @ 3:56 PM :: 3402 Views :: Hawaii History, Military

...November 11, 2018 - Free to the Public Concerts, Films, Celebratory Service, Flyovers and Fireworks....

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Sunday, November 11, 2018
Honolulu VA Touts Few Improvements
By News Release @ 2:01 PM :: 3156 Views :: Health Care, Military

...Honolulu VA Medical Center Among Worst 30% -- again....

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Monday, November 05, 2018
Honolulu 3rd Highest Proportion of Homeless Veterans
By Selected News Articles @ 10:32 AM :: 3007 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Military

...2018’s Best & Worst Places for Veterans to Live....

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Sunday, October 28, 2018
Honolulu VA Medical Center Among Worst 30% -- again
By Selected News Articles @ 2:56 PM :: 4245 Views :: Health Care, Military

...their overall statistics are in the bottom 10th percentile of the rating scale for ambulatory care-sensitive conditions, employee satisfaction, primary care new patient wait time, and mental health continuity of care....

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Friday, September 28, 2018
Audit of State DoD Accounts
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 11:44 PM :: 2193 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Military

...Our review of six trust funds and four trust accounts of the Department of Defense (DOD) found one trust fund did not meet criteria and should be closed....

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Muslim Soldier Wanted to go "To Downtown Honolulu and Waikiki strip and start shooting"
By News Release @ 10:32 PM :: 6215 Views :: Law Enforcement, Military, Religion

...On July 8, 2017, Kang swore an oath of loyalty, known as “bayat,” to ISIS and its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in a ceremony conducted by the purported ISIS sheikh....

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Friday, August 24, 2018
Lane: Ige Forms Joint Task Force with Military
By News Release @ 9:13 PM :: 2245 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Military

...Ige’s formal request to appoint Brig. Gen. Kenneth Hara was submitted on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 and approved by Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis earlier today....

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018
HIEMA Gets New Executive Officer
By News Release @ 12:49 AM :: 2443 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Military

...Luke P. Meyers, a Certified Emergency Manager who most recently served in a variety of posts in the Pacific Northwest, has joined the Hawai’i Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) as Executive Officer....

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Hawaii Special Forces Soldier Killed in Afghanistan
By Selected News Articles @ 4:05 PM :: 1957 Views :: Military

...Sgt. 1st Class Reymund Rarogal Transfiguracion, 36, died Sunday from his injuries, the Department of Defense announced on Monday....

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Thursday, July 19, 2018
Hawaii's false ballistic-missile warning spurs senators to propose fixing national alert system
By Selected News Articles @ 2:13 AM :: 2931 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Hawaii State Government, Military

...The proposal is sponsored by Sen. Brian Schatz, Hawaii Democrat, and Sen. John Thune, South Dakota....

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Thursday, July 12, 2018
The FCC is changing up the country’s emergency alert system to prevent another Hawaii incident
By News Release @ 5:32 PM :: 3186 Views :: National News, Hawaii State Government, Military

...Action Supports More Effective Local Emergency Alert Tests and PSAs, Addresses False Alerts, and Seeks to Improve Wireless Alerts....

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Thursday, July 05, 2018
Only One Jones Act Ship Used in Iraq War
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:25 PM :: 3011 Views :: Jones Act, Military

...For its overseas sealift operations, America’s military generally relies on America’s Maritime Security Program (MSP) fleet — all foreign-built ships that do not comply with the requirements of the Jones Act....

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018
False Missile Alert: HGEA Members Sleeping on the Job
By Selected News Articles @ 11:39 AM :: 4569 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Military

...“On multiple occasions, I’ve observed them watching movies or TV shows.  Usually they are sitting around looking unoccupied. Approximately two weeks ago, it was reported to me by a staff member who came in early that they observed all three SWP staff on shift asleep.”....

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018
VIDEO: "This Is Not A Drill: 38 Minutes That Changed Lives."
By Video @ 3:29 AM :: 3673 Views :: Hawaii History, Military

...The true story of the January 13, 2018 Hawaii missile alert, told by the people who lived it....

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Monday, June 25, 2018
Hawaii Emergency Management Agency to Host Open Houses
By News Release @ 9:17 PM :: 3096 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 :: 2109 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 :: 2781 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 08, 2018
VA Reform: Mission Act streamlines community care options for veterans
By News Release @ 4:26 AM :: 2239 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 08, 2018
S2980: Missile Defense for Hawaii, Alaska
By News Release @ 4:02 AM :: 2026 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 06, 2018
Homeland Defense Radar-Hawaii EIS--Public Scoping Meetings Being Held
By News Release @ 4:27 AM :: 3932 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 :: 2094 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 :: 3637 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 :: 2131 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 :: 2673 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 03, 2018
US Citizen or US National: American Samoans in the Military
By News Release @ 11:38 AM :: 2241 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 :: 4640 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 :: 2214 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 :: 3557 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 :: 3096 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 :: 3491 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 :: 3946 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 :: 3325 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 03, 2018
Pohakuloa: Court Orders Review of State Lease
By News Release @ 10:26 PM :: 3410 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 :: 3205 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 :: 2733 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 :: 2901 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 :: 3945 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 :: 2614 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 :: 2774 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 :: 3101 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Military

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

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Friday, March 09, 2018
Ward: Trump, Kim Should Meet in Hawaii
By Rep Gene Ward @ 10:13 PM :: 2973 Views :: Military

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

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