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Sunday, November 24, 2013
Obama Lifts Sanctions on Iran as Nuke Program Nears Finish
By News Release @ 12:05 PM :: 3102 Views :: World News, Military

By not agreeing to dismantle a single centrifuge, Iran has not rolled back its nuclear infrastructure.  Iran retains the ability to produce enough weapons-grade uranium for a nuclear weapon in as little as 2 months....

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Saturday, November 23, 2013
UH task force on veterans affairs formed
By News Release @ 12:40 AM :: 2685 Views :: Higher Education, Military

A UH systemwide task force to work on improving services for student veterans has been formed and held its organizational meeting on Friday, November 22....

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Friday, November 22, 2013
Fort Shafter Project Labor Agreement Survey Due Dec. 2
By News Release @ 12:49 AM :: 4416 Views :: Labor, Military, Small Business

...a federal construction contract to build Phase 2 of the USARPAC Command and Control Facility at Fort Shafter....

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Hickam POW/MIA lab, slow to ID human remains, has time to shoot Bradley Cooper movie
By Selected News Articles @ 3:13 PM :: 2038 Views :: Military

...a Pentagon spokeswoman said that no human remains were shown on camera....

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Friday, November 15, 2013
Kona Comedy Festival to Benefit Wounded Warrior Project
By News Release @ 5:02 PM :: 2114 Views :: Military

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii: Humpy’s Big Island Alehouse & The Frisky Seal announced plans to host a 2-night, 2-show comedy festival featuring 5 stand-up comics from around the islands....

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Honolulu Muslim Eye-Gouge Attacker Tied to Staten Island Jihadi
By Selected News Articles @ 1:44 PM :: 4352 Views :: Law Enforcement, Military, Religion

...he was subpoenaed to testify in New York in a terrorism case against a friend he met in a Hono­lulu mosque....

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Nisei WW2 Vets Honored at Missouri Memorial
By News Release @ 4:13 AM :: 2935 Views :: Military
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Monday, November 11, 2013
Why Our Veterans Fight
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:37 PM :: 1660 Views :: Military

Today we thank all of our veterans who have fought and continue to fight for freedom around the world....

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Thursday, October 31, 2013
Schofield 65th Engineer Battalion assumes vital mission in Afghanistan
By Selected News Articles @ 2:28 AM :: 2142 Views :: Military

Early on the morning of Oct. 21, more than 250 soldiers from the 65th Engineer Battalion (CE), 130th Engineer Brigade and the 307th Engineer Battalion (C) (A), 20th Engineer Brigade gathered on Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan....

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Thursday, October 24, 2013
Report: Chinese Spy Ship Operating Near Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 2:58 AM :: 7507 Views :: Military
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
UPDATE: Hawaii Reapportionment Case Presented to US Supreme Court
By Robert Thomas @ 7:09 PM :: 4021 Views :: Military, Office of Elections

Plaintiffs attorneys presented their Jurisdictional Statement, arguing that there are substantial questions meriting the U.S. Supreme Court's full consideration in our appeal of a three-judge U.S. District Court decision upholding the Plan....

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Saturday, October 19, 2013
Pew: Five States Which Paid to Keep National Parks, Monuments Open
By Selected News Articles @ 8:22 PM :: 4174 Views :: National News, Hawaii Statistics, Military, Tourism

Visitors spend about $76 million a day in communities near national parks, the National Park Service estimated....

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Friday, October 18, 2013
Hawaii Student Veterans Make Case for In-State Tuition
By News Release @ 5:00 PM :: 8171 Views :: Higher Education, Military

...student veteran leaders representing chapters of Hawaiʻi Alliance of Student Veterans (HASV) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa and Leeward Community College, testified in front of the University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents in an effort to spark dialogue over the idea of amending tuition waiver regulations....

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Djou: Afghanistan Casualties Teach Nation a Lesson on Shutdown
By Rep Charles Djou @ 4:30 PM :: 2578 Views :: National News, Military

...these soldiers, who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, will return home this week to a nation that initially refused to pay their families the military death benefit....

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Now and Later: The Impact of the Government Shutdown
By UHERO @ 2:24 AM :: 3105 Views :: National News, Hawaii Statistics, Military

There are about 34,000 civilian federal jobs in Hawaii, a fraction of which were deemed essential....

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Saturday, October 12, 2013
American Legion: Phony POW/MIA Ceremonies Mislead and Insult
By News Release @ 6:08 AM :: 2423 Views :: Military

The American Legion is demanding immediate reform with the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC)....

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Thursday, October 10, 2013
Hickam: Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command held 'phony' ceremonies for MIAs, using planes that can't fly
By Selected News Articles @ 2:39 PM :: 2487 Views :: Military

...the Pentagon acknowledged Wednesday that no honored dead were in fact arriving, and that the planes used in the ceremonies often couldn't even fly....

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Saturday, October 05, 2013
VIDEO: Aegis Ballistic Missile Intercept off Kauai
By Video @ 6:05 PM :: 2596 Views :: Military

A Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block 1B guided missile is launched from the USS Lake Erie, and successfully intercepted a medium-range ballistic missile target off the coast of Kauai....

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Thursday, October 03, 2013
What Asia Pivot? Defense Budget Cuts Undermine U.S. Interests in the Pacific
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:29 PM :: 1559 Views :: Military

...the U.S. military lacks the resources necessary to implement such strategies....

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Monday, September 30, 2013
Nominations invited for UH Task Force in support of student veterans
By News Release @ 9:40 PM :: 2417 Views :: Higher Education, Military

Nominations and self-nominations for task force members should be sent by email to president@Hawaii.edu....

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Thursday, September 19, 2013
Barking Sands: Most Sophisticated Test Yet Knocks Missile out of Space
By News Release @ 2:21 AM :: 2639 Views :: Military
The first guided missile successfully destroyed the target using the sheer kinetic force of a massive collision in space....
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013
HPU is Named Hawaii's "Military Friendly" University
By News Release @ 3:31 PM :: 2663 Views :: Higher Education, Military

Hawai‘i Pacific University is once again the state’s only university to appear on the Military Friendly Schools list...

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Friday, September 13, 2013
Event Celebrates Military Volunteers at Hawaii Schools
By Selected News Articles @ 11:54 PM :: 2768 Views :: Education K-12, Military

More than 300 people attended the Joint Venture Education Forum’s 12th annual meeting, Aug. 29, 2013 at The Salvation Army’s Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Kapolei....

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Battleship Missouri Reenlistment Ceremony Marks September 11
By News Release @ 8:22 PM :: 3051 Views :: Military
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013
What Shoes Are You Wearing Today?
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:41 AM :: 2799 Views :: National News, Military

At 10:28 a.m., FDNY lieutenant Mickey Kross was in the third-floor stairwell of the north tower when he heard a “tremendous roar,” and the building began to crumble....

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013
September 11 Commemoration, Flags at Half-Staff
By News Release @ 11:43 PM :: 2647 Views :: Hawaii History, Military

In observance of the 12th anniversary of the attacks of 9/11....

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Hawaii Veterans' Memorial: State Task Force Seeks Input
By News Release @ 10:03 PM :: 2012 Views :: Military

...seeking input from the public on the design and location of a newly planned memorial honoring Hawaii veterans....

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Friday, September 06, 2013
The Varmint Goats of Kahoolawe
By Selected News Articles @ 12:10 AM :: 6293 Views :: Hawaii History, Military, Second Amendment
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Thursday, September 05, 2013
The Obama Administration, Marriage, and the States
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:10 PM :: 2254 Views :: Family, Military

...the Obama Administration has rolled out new policies that disregard states’ authority over marriage....

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Thursday, September 05, 2013
Experts Answer: What Do You Want to Know About Syria?
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:06 PM :: 1581 Views :: Military

Yesterday, President Obama made headlines by saying that the red line wasn’t really his, but the whole world’s, and that “Congress’s credibility is on the line” now that he has punted....

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Wednesday, September 04, 2013
5 Reasons Congress Should Press Obama on Syria
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:54 PM :: 1618 Views :: Military

The Obama Administration’s Syria policy has been disturbingly ad hoc and reactive....

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Monday, September 02, 2013
Abercrombie’s Refusal to Help Veterans Secure Home Loans Makes National News
By News Release @ 1:03 AM :: 4423 Views :: Hawaii County , Military, Cost of Living

A story invoking Governor Abercrombie’s war-protester past, has surfaced on Breitbart.com....

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Thursday, August 29, 2013
Navy Releases Final EIS for Hawaii-Southern California Training Area
By News Release @ 3:14 PM :: 2180 Views :: Military

The Hawaii-Southern California Training and Testing Final Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement is available for download....

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Thursday, August 29, 2013
Progress on Veteran Affairs Backlog Is an Illusion
By NCPA @ 12:45 PM :: 1796 Views :: Military

...the costly push to bring the numbers down is unsustainable and could doom those seeking benefits to years-long waits in appeals....

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Thursday, August 29, 2013
What to Do in Syria
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:44 PM :: 1811 Views :: Military

Reports are rampant that the Obama Administration will call for U.S. missile strikes against the regime in Syria at any time now....

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Sunday, August 18, 2013
Army to construct infantry platoon battle course at Pōhakuloa
By News Release @ 12:57 PM :: 2613 Views :: Hawaii County , Military

...The U.S. Army published the record of decision to construct and operate a modern Infantry Platoon Battle Course and associated infrastructure to support current and future Army training requirements at Pōhakuloa Training Area....

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Update On Hawaii Reapportionment SCOTUS Appeal
By Robert Thomas @ 11:35 PM :: 2491 Views :: Military, Office of Elections

In state reapportionment cases such as this, the Court has "appellate" jurisdiction to directly review decisions by the US District Court for the District of Hawaii....

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Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair for Veterans and Military Spouses in Honolulu
By News Release @ 11:04 PM :: 3032 Views :: Military

Friday, August 16, 2013 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. HST...

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Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Where NOT to Travel This Month
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:13 PM :: 2911 Views :: World News, Military

The State Department closed 21 U.S. embassies over the weekend....

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Thursday, July 18, 2013
Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach Harasses Combat Disabled Veteran, Apologizes
By Selected News Articles @ 10:36 PM :: 3613 Views :: Military, Tourism
Photo: Please help us spread this around: Yesterday, one of the combat disabled vets that frequents this page attempted to check into The Hyatt Place in Waikiki, HI. He was tagging along with his wife, who is government employee. Their family is being relocated to HI and this trip was for them to find adequate housing for the family and their two small children while they are stationed out there for the next few years. The trip was booked through SATO (mil travel). While checking in, this vet was approached by the hotel's General Manager, a man named Imre Gonczy, who asked about the service dog who was standing at the counter with his owner. The service dog was wearing a clearly marked "SERVICE DOG" vest and had it's paperwork with it. (The picture attached is the dog in question.) The hotel's GM, Gonczy, challenged the service dog's role and asked questions that, by federal law he is not allowed to ask, and then stated, " I can't tell you you can't stay here... but I will tell you I don't like it." From that point, in the vet's own words: "The GM then proceeded to tell me to avoid all public areas due to my service dog, not to eat at the breakfast buffet, and should I need to walk "that thing", I was told to call ahead to the desk to inform them I was coming down the elevator and then I was expected to walk about 250m east down an alley, cross a major road in Waikiki (about 8 lanes total across) and walk him on the front lawn of the Honolulu Zoo. Then he informed me they'd also be charging me pet fees because he's not a service animal, he's a service "dog." When I asked him politely "Is this how you treat all combat vets w/ disabilities? You do understand you're violating a handful of laws right now?", he smiled and grabbed my shoulder and said "why don't we discuss this in my office"" Unacceptable. Period. Unacceptable, according to federal law. Unacceptable according to human decency. Unacceptable treatment for a combat disabled veteran. Again, please share this. I believe Imre Gonczy needs to learn a valuable lesson regarding the proper treatment of our nation's veterans. Thanks, Shaggy.
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Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Wounded Warrior Canoe Regatta
By News Release @ 9:40 PM :: 2943 Views :: Military
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Tuesday, July 16, 2013
UH Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) Contract Extended
By News Release @ 11:34 PM :: 2362 Views :: Higher Education, Military

There were no other modifications to the existing $44.7-million contract except for its duration....

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Federal court says military can go unrepresented in HI reapportionment
By Malia Zimmerman @ 5:47 PM :: 2434 Views :: Military, Office of Elections

...removal of 108,000 non-permanent military and their families is “unconstitutional” and “discriminatory”....

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Friday, July 12, 2013
Audit: Kahoolawe Money Gone After 18 years Without a Plan
By News Release @ 6:50 PM :: 4592 Views :: Akaka Bill, Environment, Military, OHA

...the impending total depletion of its trust fund....

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Friday, July 12, 2013
Why Does Egypt’s Turmoil Matter to Us?
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:52 AM :: 2969 Views :: World News, Military

Obama backed the administration of Mohamed Morsi, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, who was just ousted by the protesters and the military....

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Senator Probes 'Corrupt' POW/MIA Program
By Selected News Articles @ 7:17 PM :: 2249 Views :: Military

Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., sent a letter to JPAC’s commander, demanding information about that internal report and the military’s efforts to suppress it....

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Tuesday, July 02, 2013
18 Agencies, 613 Forms: Paperwork Makes Veterans Wait Year for Benefits
By Selected News Articles @ 2:01 PM :: 2167 Views :: Health Care, Military

The number of veterans waiting more than a year to receive benefits jumped from 11,000 in 2009 to 245,000 by December 2012....

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Friday, June 28, 2013
Full Text: DoD ‘Briefing Card’ on Same Sex Benefits
By News Release @ 12:17 AM :: 3795 Views :: Family, Military

The US Department of Defense has released the following ‘Briefing Card’ to military officers in the wake of yesterday’s Supreme Court decision....

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Friday, June 21, 2013
Molokai’s Larry Helm dies
By Malia Zimmerman @ 8:31 PM :: 3311 Views :: Maui County, Military
Larry Helm.
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Friday, June 21, 2013
Feds Release Economic Report on U.S. Shipyards
By Michael Hansen @ 4:16 AM :: 2325 Views :: Jones Act, Military

60% of all shipbuilding and repairing revenue is from U.S. military sources....

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