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HOOKELEPACAF hosts ROKAF Academy cadetsStory and photo by Staff Sgt. Daniel Robles PACAF Public Affairs Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) hosted 165 Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) Academy cadets at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH), June 6. The visit was an effort to educate future ROKAF leaders on PACAF priorities in the Indo-Pacific region by immersing them in the commands history and present-day goals. These cadets will grow up as young officers in a potentially different scenario than we grew up in on the Korean Peninsula, said Brig. Gen. Stephen Williams, PACAF director of air and cyberspace operations. I think its important for them to understand where we came from so they can help shape where we go. The visit included briefings to highlight the United States Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM and PACAF roles and missions in the IndoPacific region. The cadets also visited historical sites at JBPHH, received a static display tour of a KC135 Stratotanker, and interacted with a variety of U.S. Air Force ofcers during a knowledge and cultural exchange. Brig. Gen Seung Bae Kong, ROKAF Academy deputy superintendent, spoke highly of the op portunity for the cadets. I believe that through the presentations today and the briefings, the cadets will have a much broader and complete understanding of USIN DOPACOM and PACAF, Kong said. ROKAF Academy Senior Cadet Jaeoo Shin said a highlight of the visit was seeing a U.S. Air Force base for the rst time and learning about the history of PACAF and the Indo-Pacic region. Its interesting to see our allies historic role in the Pacic, Shin said. Seeing the battle damage and the memo rials during our tour of the headquarters building gave a sense of the combat experience of the U.S. Air Force. This is the sixth visit of ROKAF Academy cadets to PACAF since 2015.ROKAF and PACAF leaders discuss goals during the ROKAF Academy cadet visit to JBPHH, June 5. Yulgok Yi I arrives for RIMPAC Capt. Christopher J. Budde, commanding left, welcomes Capt. In-Ho Kim, the following the ships arrival to Joint Base U.S. Navy photo by MC1 Corwin M. Colbert


HOOKELE Which of the seven wonders of the world is your favorite and why?Want to see your command featured in Diverse Views? Got opinions to share? Drop us a line at Submitted by Ensign Heather Hill and David D. Underwood, Jr. (Note: This is the eighth in a series of namesake blogposts by Rear Adm. Brian Fort for all surface ships homeported in Pearl Harbor.) On June 28, 1967, flying his F4B Phantom, naval aviator Cmdr. William P. Lawrence, commanding officer of Fighter Squadron 143, catapulted from the deck of USS Constellation (CV 64) on a mission that took him over Nam Dinh, North Vietnam. He avoided enemy missiles, but was hit by concentrated anti-aircraft fire. Lawrence and his backseater, Lt. j.g. James W. Bailey, ejected. Lawrence remembered landing waistdeep in a rice paddy. Both aviators were immediately captured and taken to Hanoi as prisoners of war (POW). As a senior of cer in the POW camp, he and the other prisoners perfected innovative techniques to communicate. Lawrence learned the tap code and committed to memory. Key to survival, he said, was not only staying t physically but also exercising his mind, even and especially in solitary con nement. He and fellow POWs often faced punishment when caught communicating. In the hours and days alone, Lawrence relied on his memories and mental exercises in order to survive. He created poetry, re ected on history, remembered literature and did complex math in his mind. In an oral history from nearly 40 years ago, he said something which should resonate with all of us in the age of the Internet and constant distractions: Our whole society is oriented toward picking up information readily through various media TV, radio, newspaper that the average person never gets deep into thought and concentration. For Lawrence and other POWs mental toughness led to survival and the will to live despite torture, deprivation, darkness and numbing hardships. Mental toughness is an important component of both physical and moral courage. Bravery is not the absence of fear; its the ability to keep going in the presence of fear, Lawrence said. Never Give In. Lawrence was released in the spring of 1973 45 years ago. He returned to a broken family and a divided nation. He faced depression, but again his mental toughness helped him prevail. Speaking of his captors, Lawrence said, I sensed, as the years went on, a kind of respect that developed on their part for us. I had no feelings of ill will toward them. I was a military man who was doing his assigned job, and I looked on them as military men doing their assigned jobs. After Vietnam, he served as assistant deputy chief of naval operations (air warfare), superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy, Commander, U.S. Third Fleet and chief of naval personnel before retiring in 1986. Adm. Lawrence, who graduated from the Naval Academy in June 1951, was superintendent from 1978 to 1981 at a time when women were rst accepted to the academy. His daughter Wendy was one of the early women graduates. She became a Navy captain and an astronaut. Wendy, now retired, is a sponsor of guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110), as is her sister, Dr. Laurie Lawrence, and Lawrences widow, Diane Wilcox Lawrence. DDG 110 was commissioned on the 69th anniversary of the Battle of Midway, June 4, 2011, ve and half years after the ships namesake passed away. Sen. John S. McCain, another POW imprisoned with Lawrence at the Hanoi Hilton for nearly six years, spoke at a memorial service for his shipmate. McCain said, Hes probably the greatest man Ive known in my life. Lawrence was and is remembered for his inspirational leadership and quiet humility. Here, from Hawaii and in the Paci c, USS William P. Lawrence Sailors conduct a variety of operations, from peacetime presence and crisis management to sea control and power projection. DDG 110 is capable of fighting air, surface and subsurface battles simultaneously with myriad offensive and defensive weapons designed to support maritime warfare. Prior to arriving in Pearl Harbor in 2016, DDG 110 deployed as part of the Oceania Maritime Security Initiative with the U.S. Coast Guard and then participated in Exercise Foal Eagle with the Republic of Korea Navy. Today, when women and men who serve aboard USS William P. Lawrence deploy from Joint Base Pearl HarborHickam, they are part of the U.S. Third Fleet that Vice Adm. Lawrence once commanded. They are expected to operate in the 7th Fleet area of operations, where they may at some point be one of the U.S. Navy ships visiting Vietnam. Today, in the words of U.S. Indo-Paci c Command, We welcome enhancing our partnership with Vietnam in a way that supports mutual interests in peace, stability, and adherence to a rules-based international order. This includes deepening capabilities of our two militaries to cooperate on issues like maritime security, peacekeeping and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson visited USS William P. Lawrence at the end of 2017 and administered the oath of enlistment to several of the ships Sailors. The CNO was here to reaf rm the Navys commitment to its Sailors, our allies and stability in the Indo-Paci c region. This month, our Sailors aboard USS William P. Lawrence are looking forward to participating in the 26th Rim of the Paci c exercise. The rst RIMPAC was held in 1971, while WPLs namesake was still a POW in Hanoi. This year, RIMPAC begins June 27, nearly 51 years to the day of Lawrences capture. Training in RIMPAC reinforces capable, adaptive and innovative partnerships. Third Fleet is welcoming 47 surface ships, five submarines, 18 national land forces and more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel to Hawaii for RIMPAC. One of the countries participating for the rst time Vietnam. (Authors note: This blog can only begin to scratch the surface of William P. Lawrences legacy and history. I encourage you to go to the Naval History and Heritage Command and other sources to learn more. Lawrence was one of an elite group of naval aviators to apply to become astronauts and was prevented from joining John Glenn, Alan Shepard and Neil Armstrong only because of a heart murmur. As a POW, he was considered a hero among heroes for leading resistance, demonstrating strength of character, and maintaining the Code of Conduct. Speaking at USS William P. Lawrences commissioning, Adm. Sandy Winnefeld said to the ships plankowners, Lawrences, we wish upon you and your families the courage, skill, integrity, toughness and magni cent humanity of the man in whose honor your ship is named ... The wind you feel at your back is the push of a long tradition of the name Lawrence in serving our country demanding the best of each of you.) Rear Adm. Brian Fort Commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific COMMENTARYThe legacy of William P. Lawrence: Toughness Information Systems Technician 1st Class Matt LikewiseCOMSUBPACI almost got to go to the Temple of Artemis, but didnt make it. I have orders to Italy, so maybe Ill get another chance to go! Lt. j.g. Scott GibsonUSS Santa FeMy favorite wonder of the world is the Great Pyramids of Giza because I really want to go there! Maj. Joshua Clifford735th Air Mobility Squadron The Great Wall of China, mainly because its the only one Ive seen in person, but it is an impressive display of engineering. It spans thousands of miles across diverse terrain. Howard HedaniHolomoku NEXThe Statue of Zeus at Olympia because it was the start of our race! Zeus created the foundations of our culture. Tech. Sgt. Rossana Quinones647th Logistics Readiness Squadron The Great Pyramid of Giza because of its mystery and uniqueness of a handmade structure. It is an amazing and incredible masterpiece. Master Sgt. Dell Washington II792nd Intelligence Support Squadron Christ the Redeemer for its mystic presence. You always see it in movies. I think to myself, wow, how amazing every time I see it. to cooperate on issues like maritime seAn image of the USS West Virginia is pictured here, June 16, 1942. This is a general view of the port side in way of the damaged area above the armor belt. Note that most of the wreckage has been cut away. U.S. Navy le photo Devastation of war Navy Region Hawaii. All editorial content is prepared, edited, provided and approved by the This civilian enterprise newspaper is an authorized publication primarily for civilian publisher, The Honolulu Star Advertiser, is responsible for commercial advertising, which The appearance of advertising in this newspaper, including inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement of the products and services advertised by the Department of Defense, Advertiser. Everything advertised in this paper shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, Commander, Navy Region Hawaii Rear Adm. Brian Fort Commander, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Capt. Jeff Bernard Director, Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs Agnes Tauyan Communication Strategist Bill Doughty Acting Director, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Public Affairs Dave Duna Hodge Managing Editor Anna General Life & Leisure Editor Kristen Wong Sports Editor Randy Dela Cruz Graphic Artist Michelle Poppler Bravery is not the absence of fear; its the ability to keep going in the presence of fear ... NEVER GIVE IN. Vice Adm. William P. Lawrence Vietnam veteran, POW


HOOKELE Family Obituary As America began to emerge from the Great Depression, John Bartholomew Jack Vaessen, enlisted in the U.S. Navy Reserve in 1938. With war imminent, he was called to active duty in 1941 and assigned to the former battleship USS Utah (BB-31). On the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, Vaessen reported for duty in the ships forward electrical distribution room around 7:45 a.m. Vaessen recalled that he had seen an enlisted man begin to raise the flag on the stern of the ship as he reported for duty, but the colors may never have been fully raised that day. At 8 a.m., three airplanes dove low toward Ford Island, each dropping a torpedo. The attack on Pearl Harbor had begun. At 8:01 a.m., the USS Utah suffered a severe underwater hit on the port side. The ship was hit again and the order all hands on deck and all engine room and fire room, radio and dynamo watch to lay up on deck and release all prisoners was given. By 8:05 a.m., the ship was listing 40 degrees to port, and the order was given to abandon ship. While the ships lights were still on, some crewmen made their way topside and escaped. By 8:12 a.m., the last of the ships mooring lines had given way and the USS Utah completely capsized. Vaessen was trapped below deck. He kept the power going as long as he could so his shipmates had light as they sought to abandon ship. He eventually worked his way to the keel, wrench and ashlight in hand. Jack began to hear faint tapping noises outside. He responded by banging against the hull of the ship with his end wrench hoping someone would hear and realize he was alive inside the ship. In fact, the tapping noises were the sound of machine gun bullets from enemy planes attacking Pearl Harbor. Vaessens shipmates heard sounds coming from inside their ship before they made their way into trenches on Ford Island. Realizing that Sailors could still be alive, Machinists Stanley Andrew Szymanski and Terrance MacSelwiney, CAM and two others returned to the ship and located the sound. They asked the USS Tangier for assistance. The USS Tangier had been ordered to sea and could not fully respond, so Vaessens shipmates made their way to the USS Raleigh and asked for help. The USS Raleigh had been hit, but the commander told them to get what men and equipment they needed and do what they could for the USS Utah. For more than two hours, volunteers from the USS Utah and USS Raleigh returned to the capsized USS Utah during the height of the attack and worked to cut a hole in the hulls bottom. Finding Vaessen alive led the Navy to search and rescue others trapped in airtight places. For having kept the lighting system working on the Utah as it sank, thus allowing others to escape, Adm. Chester Nimitz, former commander in chief of U.S. Paci c Fleet, awarded Jack the Navy Cross. Jack went on to serve throughout the war, joining the crews of the USS Starling and USS Haynsworth, and ultimately surviving the Battle of Okinawa. After a kamikaze struck the USS Haynsworth, once again Jack worked to keep the lights working so Sailors could escape. After his discharge from the Navy on Sept. 3, 1945, Jack worked at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard installing noise level monitors for the nuclear submarines. He went on to work for the state of California as an electrician until retirement. Jack and Barbara lived in San Mateo for many years, travelling and spending time at their cottage in Pollack Pines, California. Jack was instrumental in originating the USS Utah Memorial at Pearl Harbor and originating the USS Utah Reunion Association. He regularly attended the Pearl Harbor survivors and Navy reunions and stayed in touch with his USS Utah and Haynsworth shipmates. In 2010, he was a recipient of the Boy Scouts of America, Paci c Skyline Council Founders Circle Citation. Additionally, he was made an official Boy Scout with BSA Troop 52. U.S. Navy retired Fireman 2nd Class Vaessen passed away Feb. 22 at his home in San Mateo, California at the age of 101. He was buried at Arlington National Cemetery, June 8. Veterans Talk Story: John Bartholomew Jack VaessenHe kept the lights onU.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Of cer 1st Class Thomas McKenzie faulty switch and an end wrench used for opening hatches was what saved Vaessens life Below, the USS Utah is capsizing off Ford Island, during the attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941, after being torpedoed by Japanese aircraft.Of cial U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.


HOOKELE Prince Akishino of Japan, front left, James C. Horton, director of the National Memorial of Japan, back left, and Adm. Phil Davidson, Hawaii to commemorate the 150th anniversary of U.S. Navy photo by MC2 James D. Mullen U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. James Ro U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Ryan J. Batchelder Adm. Steve Abbot, the president of the Navy-Marine to service members award ceremony at the base theater, Naval Personnel Pearl Harbor received an award U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Matthew Kirk U.S. Navy photo by MC1 Corwin Colbert


HOOKELE Hawaii Sailor competes at Warrior GamesChief Machinists Mate Ferlin Espinal, of Honolulu, competes in the 50-meter breaststroke during the swimming competition June 8 at the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. U.S. Navy photo by MC1 Marcus L. Stanley A hale for the keiki A home for the childrenStefanie Gutierrez U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii Public Affairs Na Kama Kai has a new home at Pokai Bay, also known as Neneu, thanks to the U.S. Army Garrison, who oversees the Pililaau Army Recreation Center. The U.S. Army now per mits Na Kama Kai to oc cupy the Harvey House to enhance the health, safety and enjoyment of the mili tary and the Waianae com munity. Halau Na Kama Kai at Harvey House is a vi brant source of mentor ship and kuleana-based ocean education. Our mission is to em power our youth through ocean education, through culture, ocean safety, and to make them respect their community and them selves, said Na Kama Kai CEO and founder Duane DeSoto. Its important that we empower our babies, our success is about where our babies end up as adults. Na Kama Kai will staff the facility and offer a wide range of ocean-based and Hawaiian cultural activi ties to further its mission and develop future stew ards of the kai (ocean) and aina (land). The programs, a portion of which will be reserved solely for military fami lies, will connect the keiki (children) of Hawaii with the kai (sea) to nurture a deep sense of aloha and kuleana (responsibility) for their natural environment and themselves. The stars began to align for this vision one year ago, and this is such a special, special location, said Col. Stephen Dawson, commander, U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii, referenc ing the areas history as a place for learning tradi tional values and practices. Its very fitting to day as we partner with Na Kama Kai that they too will use this location as a place of learning. Built on a foundation of Hawaiian values, cul ture and environmen tal education, Na Kama Kais programs are de signed to increase youth awareness of ocean safety while instilling personal responsibility for the environment stewardship. Programing includes: ocean safety instruction and preparedness; voyag ing and wayfinding; con servation awareness and environmental preserva tion; contemporary Ha waiian wahi pana (history and story) and practices (arts and education). Additional programming includes healthy food choice; alternative learning; lifeguard, life saving and CPR classes; and ocean recreation ac tivities and lessons such as surfboard shaping, waa (outrigger canoeing) surfing, kahoe (stand-up paddling), surf lessons and canoe sailing. Na Kama Kai under stands the immense value of the ocean environment, its vast resources and its relationship to the land, DeSoto said. Our motto, keiki aloha kai aloha (beloved child, beloved sea), is a constant reminder of our kuleana to our youth and our island home. A heartfelt mahalo to the U.S. Army for shar ing in our vision and this akuleana.ABOUT NA KAMA KAIFounded in 2008, Na Kama Kai is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering youth by creating, conducting and supporting ocean-based pro grams. Every year, Na Kama Kai reaches thousands of children ages 2 to 18 and describes itself as the only program in the state of Hawaii to offer free youth ocean safety education to address one of the leading causes of death for youth drowning.NA KAMA KAIS OCEAN CLINICSPre-registration for the July 9 event begins on Sunday June 24 at 7 p.m. The Ocean Safety and Conservation Awareness Clinics offer ve different start times: 9 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. All clinics are free. The organization can accommodate 10 to 15 pre-registered children and ve walk-ons for each time slot. A waitlist will be enabled once all of the pre-regis tration time-slots are lled. Sign-ups are for the upcoming clinic only. Pre-registration is not required, but guarantees your child a spot. Make sure your child is well fed and hy drated before the clinic. There will be many ocean sports and activities out in the sun. To volunteer for an ocean clinic, download and ll out the PDF form at Email the completed form to info@naka or bring with you on the day of the clinic. Photos by Kayla OvertonAt left, Col. Stephen Dawson, commander, U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii signs the memorandum of understanding with Na Kama Kai CEO and founder Duane DeSoto. At right, the ceremonial planting of the hau tree.


HOOKELE Gear up for food safetyAirman 1st Class Jasmine Alexander 15th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Public Health Summer is here and its time to bring out the grill. Although this time of year provides our families with a break from work and school, it doesnt mean we should take a break from being smart about food safety and sanitation. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, An estimated one in six Americans get sick annually, including 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths from eating contaminated food. During the summer, warmer temperatures con tribute to the increase of foodborne illnesses because bacteria multiply faster at temperatures less than 135 F but greater than 41 F. Preparing food outdoors is further challenging as the environment may introduce insects or de bris into food products. Here are a few tips to stay healthy and safe this summer:Bringing food to a cookout: or frozen ice packs. food, poultry, deli, sandwiches, summer salads (tuna, chicken, potato and macaroni), and fruits and vegetables. maintain its cold temperature longer. long periods of time.Cooking on the grill: at least 20 seconds before handling food items. and ready-to eat food. Never mix the utensils for raw food and prepared food. poultry items reach their proper internal temperatures: 145 F fresh beef, veal, and lamb (3-minute hold time at this temperature) 160 F ground beef/hamburgers 165 F all poultry Serving food outdoors: when temperatures are above 90 F of 135 F or higher. of 41 F or below. Following these steps will reduce the risk of foodborne illnesses and ensure a safe and enjoyable barbecue. SEAC holds enlisted all-call at JBPHHStory and photo by Master Sgt. Taylor Worley PACAF Public Affairs advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, visited with Airmen sta tioned at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) during an enlisted all-call, May 29. nated senior noncommis armed forces. He serves as an advi sor to the chairman and the Secretary of Defense on all matters involving joint and combined total force integration, utiliza tion, health of the force, and joint development for enlisted personnel. In order to gain the pulse of the force I spend about two to three weeks out of the month visit ing troops for (Gen. Jo seph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Secretary of Defense James Mattis), I let them know how message I deliver (to the forces) is the why of what we are doing. Another focus of the visit was to highlight the importance of diversity how it gives strength to our service components. unity and diversity of the American people, every thing our nation hopes to be and wants to be can States military and our Department of Defense, ers) promote diversity, whether its gender, ra cial or religion. call by emphasizing that the joint force success de pends upon Air Force ca pabilities and the Airmen that make this possible. His parting words left JBPHH Airmen with the knowledge that Pacific Air Forces is leading the way in the IndoIm so impressed with the Airmen of the Pacific Air Force in the world and the Pacific Air Forces is on the cutting edge of pro tecting our homeland with what they do in the air. journalists, interview U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. John Wayne Troxell, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during an enlisted all-call at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, May 29.


HOOKELE Photo courtesy of USS William P. LawrenceKristen Wong Life & Leisure Editor, Hookele he stars of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, descended upon Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam like hungry pteranodons, much to the excitement of Airmen and Sailors at Sharkey Theater, June 10. Cast members from the movie including Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and Jeff Goldblum made an appearance at the screening to meet service members and their families. The stars signed autographs, chatted with patrons and took photos. Among the guests were Rear Adm. Brian Fort, commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific, and his wife, Kelli. In addition, Pratt and other guests toured the USS William P. Lawrence. We just want to say thank you to the Airmen and Sailors of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Pratt said in a video from the meet and greet. We wouldnt be able to do what we do without you doing what you do, so were fortunate. We want to say thank you, God bless you and see you at the movies. According to, portions of the movie were lmed at Kualoa Ranch and the Hauula area. The sequel to the 2015 Jurassic World comes out in theaters June 22. U.S. Navy photos by MC2 Justin Pacheco Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Sailors. Below, Pratt poses for a photo with Sailors and their families aboard the USS William P. Lawrence. Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, Inc. and Legendary Pictures Productions, LLC. screening The stars of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom talk with Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Sailors and Airmen before a special screening of the movie.


HOOKELEStory and photo by Randy Dela Cruz Sports Editor, Hookele The USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) Pukin Dogs took care of business with the sweep of a twin bill in the A oat Division June 9 at Hickam Softball Complex, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The William P. Lawrence, which headed the Afloat Division with a record of 6-0 at the start of the day, crushed A oat Training Group Middle Pacific (ATG MIDPAC) by a score of 313, before moving on to pick up another mercy-run win by defeating USS Port Royal (GC 73) by a score of 10-1. We just hit it where they werent and we made plays, said Pukin Dogs pitcher Damage Controlman 1st Class Thomas Hooper. Thats the key to softball. You just got to hit it hard somewhere. While the first game seemed to be one big merry-go-round for William P. Lawrence, the second game of the doubleheader was fairly even except for two big innings for the Pukin Dogs. Hooper, who was a bit wild with his pitches in the first game, got off to a rough start in the second game by allowing the rst two Port Royal hitters to get on base with back-toback singles. However, after that, Hooper was lights out as he got the next three outs to get out of trouble, before retiring the next 12 batters out of 13 in tossing a ve-inning shutout. Meanwhile, the Pukin Dogs picked up one run in the bottom of the second inning off of an RBI single by Machinists Mate 3rd Class Kendrick Pettway, and then exploded in the bottom of the third. With one on and one out in the frame, Lt. Josh Allen lofted a high y that dropped right in front of the right elder. The ball took a bad hop over the head of the right elder and then rolled all the way to the fence, which allowed Allen to circle the bases for an inside the park, two-run homer. Additional run-scoring hits by Gunners mates 1st Class Danny Meadows, Fire Controlman (Aegis) 2nd Class Travis Hollermand and Fire Controlman 1st Class Tyler Moreland put the Pukin Dogs ahead by a score of 6-0. In the bottom of the fourth inning, the Pukin Dogs put the game away for good with another rally. Allen got things started in the fourth with two out by smashing a double to drive in a run. Fire Controlman 2nd Class Roman Carroll pumped a triple that drove in two more runs, while Hooper aided his own cause with run-scoring single that put the Pukin Dogs up by a score of 10-0. Another 1-2-3 inning by Hooper in the top of the fth inning, his third of the game, and the shutout was complete. With the back-to-back wins, the Pukin Dogs have now extended their lead in the Afloat Division to two and a half games over the Mighty Mo. Holding a large lead might cause a few teams to take it easy in the nal games of the season, but that, said Hooper, doesnt apply to William P. Lawrence. Our goal, every game, is to come out and hit the ball hard, he said. Be aggressive on the base paths and, no matter what, its a culture that we have. We need to be aggressive and play every game like its a one-run game. Lt. Josh Allen beats the throw to home plate to score on an inside-the-park homer. William P. Lawrence sweeps softball doubleheader Stone Temple PilotswithReid Tokeshi Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Morale, Welfare and Recreation Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam will celebrate the 4th of July with many activities and a concert. Ward Field and the nearby parking area will have food and beverages for purchase, as well as free activities. The Car Show & Shine returns this year, plus free games will be available for play on the eld. In the parking lot there will be Pacific Roller Derby matches and demonstrations. Family activities such as a train ride and petting zoo will be staged in the grassy areas near the Navy Exchange Fleet Store. There will be rides and inflatables (tickets available for purchase at site) for families. Families can also grab a spot early for the reworks. This year, the Stone Temple Pilots are scheduled to perform at Ward Field at 7:30 p.m. and play until the fireworks start at approximately 9 p.m. Read the entrance guidelines at Great Life Hawaiis website to know what is and isnt allowed. On Ward Field for example, bags and backpacks are not allowed. Patrons are encouraged to bring cash, sunscreen and stay hydrated. For more information, visit https://, and search th of July.Celebrate


HOOKELE (Editors note: June is National Safety Month. See future issues of the Hookele for other safety topics.) Compiled by Hookele Staff During the critical days of summer, there are many aspects of safety to consider. According to a safety sheet from the Division of Highway Safety for the Department of Transportation, HS 807 709, operating a motorcycle is different from operating a car, and takes more skill. The U.S. Department of Transportations National Highway Traf c Safety Administration reported 5,286 motorcycle-related deaths nationwide, as of 2016. This is a 5.1 percent increase from the previous year. (Military) m otorcycle riders are professional warfighters, said Adm. W.F. Moran, the vice chief of naval operations, in Naval Administrative Message 135/18. They should never underestimate the risks they take on a motorcycle. It is ultimately their responsibility to be a quali ed operator, to constantly manage their risk, to wear the appropriate personal protective equipment, and to ensure their bike is mechanically sound. In NAVADMIN 135/18, eight motorcycle accidents involving active-duty Sailors were reported so far this year. Sources: National Highway Traf c Safety Administration (nhtsa. gov) and Motorcycle Safety Foundation ( a motorcycleBe aware of the type of bike you need for your purposes. There are various bikes designed for different rider needs. Weight, speed and size and whether or not you will have passengers will affect your bike choice. riding guidance. quirements for motorcycles. operate a motorcycle. What to wearBe sure to have proper motorcycle attire that also complies with base regulations. Wear a helmet that ts comfortably and snugly, and is fastened for the ride. Look for a Department of Transortation label, which means the helmet conforms to the federal standard. Protect your eyes against wind, insects, dirt and more with goggles, glasses with plastic or safety lenses, or a helmet equipped with a face shield. Wear durable material (e.g., special synthetic material or leather). Wear longmaterial for visibility. Wear non-slip gloves for a rm grip on the controls. Wear leather boots or durable athletic shoes that cover the ankles. Avoid shoelaces. When riding area or vacant parking lot to get comfortable riding before going on the street. of equivalent noise reduction. prepared to react quickly. (e.g., weaving in and out of stalled traf c, riding on shoulders). Observe motorcycle safety this summer a side street or driveway. ards such as potholes, oil slicks, puddles, debris and more. encountering obstacles on the roadway. another vehicle may make it dif cult to brake suddenly. torcycle upright before stopping. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Aaron OelrichJune schedule of motorcycle safety classesYou must acquire a motorcycle license to ride. Attend a motorcycle on the Navys motorcycle range on Ford Island. The classroom portion is held in Bldg. 39 on Ford Island. June 16 to 17 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Pearl Harbor June 18 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pearl Harbor June 19 to 20 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 25 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 29 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 30 to July 1 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Take precautions in extreme heatFederal Emergency Management Institute monthly/june.aspxTemperatures can rise this summer and conditions can affect your physical health. You can help prevent potential ailments listed below by practicing the following: so your body adapts to the heat test part of the day Cramps can occur after several by painful muscle spasms usually in the legs or abdomen.Treatment: Heat exhaustion can occur due to loss of water & salt dizziness, weakness, and cool, clammy skin.Treatment: room or shade wet towels or pour cool water over the head Heat stroke is a serious condition when the bodys cooling system stops working and core temperature rises to dangerous levels. Do not disregard the systems as heat stroke can lead to death. Symptoms can include red, hot and dry skin, a rapid but weak pulse, rapid but shallow breathing, confusion, faintness, staggering, hallucinations, unusual agitation or coma. Treatment: cooling the body or ice on the neck, groin and armpits to hasten cooling tention.


HOOKELE UPCOMING EVENTSJoint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Morale, Welfare and Recreation Fathers Day events CELEBRATE John Burns, administrative support assistant for Navy Region Hawaii, took this photo June 11 in Waimanalo of a toad between lily pad leaves. How to submit: Email photos and information to editor@ hookelenews. com.


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