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Friday, June 27, 2014
20,000 Army Personnel Could be Cut from Schofield Barracks, Ft Shafter
By News Release @ 5:10 AM :: 4774 Views :: Economy, Military

Under the most severe scenario, Schofield would lose about 16,000 employees, leaving 2,441 on base....

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Saturday, June 21, 2014
Engineers complete nine-month Afghanistan mission, return to families in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 3:36 PM :: 2160 Views :: Military

One hundred and eighty-eight Soldiers from the 65th Engineer Battalion ....

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Friday, June 20, 2014
Honolulu VA Still Worst in Nation--Wait Time 130 days
By News Release @ 3:43 PM :: 2858 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Military

No other VA site is over 100 days, the next-worst is Fayetteville, NC with a 91-day wait time for new patients....

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Saturday, June 14, 2014
Tulsi Gabbard Full Text: Hawaii VA Director is a Liar, Should be Fired
By News Release @ 2:21 AM :: 3292 Views :: Military

...Pfeffer should be fired due to his dishonesty, lack of integrity, incompetence, and his flagrant lack of respect and transparency when dealing with those to whom he is ultimately accountable....

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Friday, June 13, 2014
Veterans Warily Welcome Action in Congress to Cure VA’s Ills
By Heritage Foundation @ 8:11 AM :: 2095 Views :: Military

“Getting choice is the holy grail of this reform,” said Pete Hegseth, chief executive officer of Concerned Veterans for America....

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Clinton: Released Taliban Leaders ‘Not a Threat to the United States’
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:24 PM :: 2635 Views :: National News, Military

“They are a threat to the safety and security of Afghanistan and Pakistan. It’s up to those two countries to make the decision...." -- Hillary Clinton

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Veterans Affairs audit exposes Hawaii’s ‘infuriating’ wait list
By Malia Zimmerman @ 4:20 AM :: 2907 Views :: Health Care, Military

...some 64,000 veterans enrolled in the system for at least 10 years have yet to see a doctor....

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Djou: Give Veterans a Private Healthcare Option
By Rep Charles Djou @ 8:53 PM :: 3047 Views :: Health Care, Military

"...I applaud the recent Senate compromise action reached between Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-VT) to allow vets access to private healthcare providers...."

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Friday, June 06, 2014
Military families file lawsuit; say housing project made them sick
By Malia Zimmerman @ 4:25 PM :: 2782 Views :: Military

Ohana Military Communities and Forrest City Residential Management are named as defendants in a lawsuit filed April 3....

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Friday, June 06, 2014
130th troops wrap-up mission as lead engineer element in Afghanistan
By News Release @ 12:14 AM :: 2360 Views :: Military

More than 100 Soldiers from the 130th Engineer Brigade's headquarters reunited with their families here yesterday....

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Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Representative seeks access to private medical care for vets
By Malia Zimmerman @ 3:36 PM :: 2713 Views :: Health Care, Military

"...immediately allow our veterans to use their VA identification card to obtain medical care through the private health care system, with the VA paying the bill...."

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Monday, June 02, 2014
Pentagon wrestles with false climate predictions as military funds shifted to green agenda
By Selected News Articles @ 2:34 PM :: 3367 Views :: Energy, Environment, Military

Ten years ago, the Pentagon paid for a climate study that put forth many scary scenarios....

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Saturday, May 31, 2014
Djou: Allow vets to bypass VA for health care
By Rep Charles Djou @ 3:14 PM :: 3373 Views :: Military, Politicians

"Sec. Shinseki's resignation, however, does not fix the underlying failures at the VA."

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Friday, May 30, 2014
America's Veterans Deserve Better: 5 Priorities to Fix VA
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:41 PM :: 2234 Views :: Military
Washington is ever fixated on who’s in and who’s out. But the most important question here is: How can we build a more effective and efficient Department of Veterans Affairs?
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Friday, May 30, 2014
Am Samoa: Faleomavaega Losing Touch With Reality
By Selected News Articles @ 12:52 AM :: 3422 Views :: Military, OHA, Politicians

If anyone is looking for evidence that Faleomavaega really has lost his mind, perhaps his reaction to the growing Veterans Affairs crisis is providing it....

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Top 5 Things President Obama Should Do Today
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:12 PM :: 2327 Views :: Military

Only some of each president’s speeches are billed as “major,” and today’s is one of them....

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Monday, May 26, 2014
VA Exec Overseeing Hawaii has Fake Masters Degree
By Selected News Articles @ 9:55 PM :: 3942 Views :: Military

The director of VA's Sierra Pacific Network, Sheila M. Cullen falsely claimed in "numerous official documents" that Bernard M. Baruch College-Mount Sinai School of Medicine awarded her a master's degree she never earned....

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Monday, May 26, 2014
Afghanistan: The Meaning of Service on this Memorial Day
By Rep Charles Djou @ 8:05 PM :: 2260 Views :: Military

I was at the airport with my family on Friday evening, when we noticed Schofield-based soldiers heading for Afghanistan....

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Monday, May 26, 2014
Worth Dying For
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:25 PM :: 2278 Views :: Military

For myself and many other veterans, Memorial Day is encapsulated in one unforgettable experience....

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Sunday, May 25, 2014
Hawaii Memorial Day Ceremonies
By Andrew Walden @ 9:07 PM :: 3122 Views :: Military

NOTE: Flags to fly at half-staff until noon on Memorial Day....

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Friday, May 23, 2014
VA Hospitals: Why Single-Payer Systems Fail
By NCPA @ 11:55 AM :: 2552 Views :: Health Care, Military

The problems emerging from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are deeper than corruption and mismanagement....

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Thursday, May 22, 2014
Djou Urges Thai armed forces to return power to democratic institutions
By Rep Charles Djou @ 9:43 PM :: 3837 Views :: World News, Military, Politicians

"I join the Obama administration in urging Thailand’s armed forces to return power to democratic institutions.”

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Thursday, May 22, 2014
Army hosts Memorial Day Remembrance
By News Release @ 8:23 PM :: 2162 Views :: Military

Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony at 10 a.m., Monday, at the Post Cemetery....

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Thursday, May 22, 2014
Life After War
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:10 AM :: 2163 Views :: Military
Coming home from war is a happy occasion – but transitioning back into civilian life carries unique challenges....
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Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Strange Lights Caused by Barking Sands Missile Launch
By Selected News Articles @ 8:35 PM :: 2266 Views :: Military

...During the test, a simulated ballistic missile target was acquired, tracked and engaged by the Aegis Weapon System. At approximately 7:35 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time....

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Terrorists Who Kidnap Little Girls
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:21 AM :: 4352 Views :: National News, World News, Military

Americans have increasingly been pulled into the frightening story of more than 250 schoolgirls in Nigeria who were kidnapped by terrorist group Boko Haram....

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Schofield: 100 Soldiers Deploy to Afghanistan
By News Release @ 2:51 AM :: 3139 Views :: Military

The CMRE mission focuses on tracking, sorting and recovering Army equipment from across Afghanistan....

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Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Does a Benghazi Select Committee Matter?
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:30 PM :: 1868 Views :: Military

House Republicans are moving to set up a select committee to investigate the Benghazi attacks....

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Thursday, May 01, 2014
No Speech Can Fix This
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:07 AM :: 3062 Views :: Military, Obama

...In the midst of these world crises—and a U.S. military readiness crisis—we have a president who questions “the efficacy and even legitimacy of American power”....

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014
HB849 Will Compromise Civil Liberties
By News Release @ 11:03 PM :: 5210 Views :: First Amendment, Law Enforcement, Military, Second Amendment
What will happen to our rights if a State of Emergency is declared?
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Monday, April 21, 2014
Latest Trick for Illegal Immigrants: Granting Amnesty in Return for Military Service
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:09 PM :: 2403 Views :: National News, Military

Here’s a disturbing new idea from some members of Congress....

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Saturday, April 19, 2014
Tulsi Gabbard Helps Republicans Shadow Obama in Asia
By Andrew Walden @ 2:33 PM :: 4502 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Military, Obama

To see what coverage of the delegation looks like in a newspaper which does not worship at the shrine of home-state congressional seniority, readers must turn to the Wall Street Journal....

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Thursday, April 03, 2014
Back from Afghanistan: 100 Soldiers from 536th Support Maintenance Co
By Selected News Articles @ 4:20 AM :: 2651 Views :: Military

The 536th SMC conducted a number of unique missions during their deployment, to include partnering with multinational forces in Regional-Command East...

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Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Pentagon Overhauls Effort to Identify its Missing
By Selected News Articles @ 7:44 PM :: 2848 Views :: Military

...the Pentagon is eliminating the Hawaii-based Joint Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Accounting Command and the Washington-based Defense Prisoner of War Missing Personnel Office — and creating a new single agency....

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
'Land Power in the Pacific' Comes to Sheraton Waikiki
By News Release @ 1:16 AM :: 2793 Views :: Military

The three-day program will highlight information warfare and cyber activities; leveraging training with technology; partnerships with nongovernmental organizations; humanitarian assistance and disaster response; and changes, challenges and opportunities in the Pacific strategic security environment....

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
The 2014 Hawaii Medal of Honor Ceremony
By News Release @ 1:05 AM :: 2827 Views :: Military

We can only hope that after 12 years of continuous military engagement, the U.S. military and the Hawaii ‘ohana may begin a period of peace....

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals Launches Honolulu Chapter
By News Release @ 12:21 AM :: 3800 Views :: Military, Small Business

The Chapter Launch Ceremony will be held at the Hale Koa Hotel, 2055 Kalia Road, Honolulu, on Friday, April 4, 2014.....

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Thursday, March 20, 2014
Army on budget, on schedule with hypersonic missile program
By News Release @ 1:09 PM :: 2273 Views :: Military

...an AHW was launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility, Kauai, Hawaii, and arrived 30 minutes later at the Reagan Test Site, U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands -- a distance of about 2,500 miles....

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Thursday, March 20, 2014
Hawaii laments defense cuts in Asia-Pacific theater
By Malia Zimmerman @ 1:07 AM :: 2369 Views :: Military

It’s a lot of bad news, says one Hawaii Democrat....

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Back from Afghanistan: Soldiers Return to Schofield
By News Release @ 4:00 AM :: 2377 Views :: Military

More than 60 Soldiers from the 524th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 45th Sustainment Brigade, reunited with their families here....

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Sunday, March 09, 2014
Hawaii National Guard builds global partnerships, proven on battlefield
By Selected News Articles @ 12:49 AM :: 2446 Views :: Military

USPACOM's partnerships: Alaska and Mongolia; Guam, Hawaii and the Philippines;Hawaii and Indonesia....

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Friday, March 07, 2014
UH Manoa to host veterans conference
By News Release @ 4:22 AM :: 3064 Views :: Higher Education, Military

March 19 and 20 in the UH Mānoa Campus Center Ballroom....

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Friday, February 28, 2014
Obama Reappoints Abercrombie to Council of Governors
By News Release @ 10:12 PM :: 2075 Views :: Military

The council consists of 10 governors appointed by the President to focus on matters of national security, homeland defense, synchronization and integration of state and military activities in the United States and matters of mutual interest pertaining to the National Guard....

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Thursday, February 27, 2014
Fallen Marine Rafael Peralta's family accuses reporter of playing 'race card'
By Selected News Articles @ 7:08 PM :: 2566 Views :: Military

Ten years after he died in a 2004 firefight in Iraq, Sgt. Rafael Peralta's death continues to ignite controversy....

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014
HI leaders worry military cuts will compromise Pacific security
By Malia Zimmerman @ 5:51 PM :: 2559 Views :: Military

Hawaii’s political and military leaders are worried proposed cuts to the military will affect the state’s economy and national security....

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Looks Like Hawaii Won't Need To Count All Those Soldiers, Sailors, And Marines In The Next Reapportionment Anyway
By Robert Thomas @ 12:47 AM :: 3588 Views :: Military, Office of Elections

Not only will the soldiers, sailors, Marines, airmen, and their families be legally invisible, they might be really gone as well....

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Union Contractors to get Exclusive Deal on NAVFAC Project at Hawaii Marine Corps Base?
By News Release @ 12:55 PM :: 2848 Views :: Labor, Military

NAVFAC and other federal agencies have issued more than 200 similar surveys requesting information about the potential use of PLAs on specific construction projects....

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Thursday, February 20, 2014
See it Live: Famed Nimitz' WWII 'Diary' to be Unveiled Online Monday
By News Release @ 8:18 PM :: 3009 Views :: Hawaii History, Military

The Naval War College Library in Newport, R.I. will publicly unveil online the 4,000-page "Gray Book" collection of Fleet Adm. Chester Nimitz communications that started in the wake of the Pearl Harbor attack and ran right up until the closing days of the war....

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Thursday, February 20, 2014
A Major Hurdle for Student Veterans
By Selected News Articles @ 8:01 PM :: 3391 Views :: Higher Education, Military

SB2131 covers veterans' college tuition at the UH’s colleges and universities up to the in-state tuition amount...

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Thursday, February 20, 2014
VA Mortgages Again Available as DoH Reverses Catchment Tank Rules
By News Release @ 1:35 AM :: 3106 Views :: Hawaii County , Military

...After discussions with VA, DOH has determined that water catchment systems may be made safe for domestic use....

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