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Whats INSIDEMahalo JBPHH ohana! See page A-3 JBPHH celebrates American independence See page B-1 RIMPAC activities abound See page A-2, A-5, B-2, B-3July 6, 2018 Volume 9 Issue 26 U.S. 3rd Fleet Public Affairs Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Adm. John C. Aquilino and Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet, Vice Adm. John D. Alexander, announced June 27 the start of the worlds largest international maritime exercise, the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC), scheduled through Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. Twenty-five nations, more than 45 surface ships and submarines, 17 national land forces, and more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are taking part in a unique training opportunity designed to foster and sustain cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the worlds interconnected oceans. RIMPAC 2018 is the 26th exercise in a series that began in 1971. RIMPAC is not only the worlds largest international maritime exercise, it also shows that like-minded nations who value a free and open Indo-Pacific want this opportunity to improve our cooperation with each other, Aquilino said. The theme of RIMPAC 2018 is Capable, Adaptive, Partners. Participating nations and forces will exercise a wide range of capabilities and demonstrate the inherent exibility of maritime forces. These capabilities range from disaster relief and maritime security operations to sea control and complex war ghting. The relevant, realistic training program includes gunnery, missile, anti-submarine and air defense exercises, as well as amphibious, counter-piracy, mine clearance, explosive ordnance disposal, diving and salvage operations. Alexander emphasized the importance of building relationships among international maritime partners by conducting exercises such as RIMPAC. We are all maritime nations, Alexander said. We all prosper through trade and the majority of the trade goes through the Indo-Paci c region. This is an opportunity to build relationships ahead of a crisis, he said. This enables us to call our friends, partners and allies to work together to provide disaster relief, combat piracy, or a wide range of maritime contingency operations. This years exercise includes forces from Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, the Republic of Korea, the Republic of the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tonga, the United Kingdom, the United States and Vietnam. There are different uniforms, different faces and different cultures, but we share a common purpose here at RIMPAC, Aquilino said. I want to thank all the participating nations for sending forces to be a part of RIMPAC. US Navy commences 26th RIMPAC exercise RIMPAC ship tour schedule announced U.S. 3rd Fleet Rim of the Paci c (RIMPAC) exercise 2018 participants, military and Department of Defense ID cardholders and their sponsored guests are welcome to tour visiting U.S. and foreign ships on Saturday, July 7 from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. A schedule of participating ships and locations will be made available upon entry at the gates on July 7. For safety reasons, guests must be independently mobile and able to walk and climb ladder wells, and should wear covered shoes (no heels or slippers). Do not carry bags on the tours, and photography will be limited to the immediate area and on board the ship during the tour as permitted by the respective ships commanding of cers.International ships participating in the 2018 RIMPAC exercise moor at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, July 2. U.S. Navy photo by MC1 Arthurgwain L. MarquezThe following ships are available for tours* Saturday, July 7: *Tours are subject to change.For more information, contact the RIMPAC Combined Information Bureau at 472-5430. Story and photo by Bill Doughty Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs pendence Day, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell invited Rear Adm. Brian Fort, commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Paci c, to participate along with other city and county agencies in a safety message to the community in a press conference at Honolulu Police Department (HPD) headquarters. Participants addressed proactive and preventative safety initiatives during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise currently underway. In a press conference attended by rst responders HPD, Emergency Medical Services, the Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) and other agencies, Caldwell told local media, Right now we have 25 nations ... 25,000 members of different armed forces ... on island enjoying the best of Hawaii, something were very proud of. We want to show aloha to the members of the military while theyre here and those who are visiting. Both Caldwell and Fort noted that many RIMPAC participants bring families. We want to thank the state of Hawaii for hosting the RIMPAC exercise and welcoming the sailors from all the nations, Fort said. We actually have families who arrive here with many of the sailors ... Many will come back at the end of the exercise. In the first week of RIMPAC, participants are able to go hiking, enjoy the beaches, compete in sporting events and join in July 4th celebrations, including those held Wednesday at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. In his remarks, Fort noted that all RIMPAC participants receive extensive safety briefings and cultural awareness information. > See page A-2 Navy joins team to promote safety Photo by Canadian Armed Forces Imagery Technician Cpl. Trevor Matheson Photo by Canadian Armed Forces Sgt. Devin VandeSype


HOOKELE Students help clean historic fishpondRIMPAC partners share new ideas at innovation fair MC1 Cory Asato U.S. 3rd Fleet Six units from five countries presented their design ideas at the in augural innovation fair during 2018 Rim of the Pacic (RIMPAC) exercise at Joint Base Pearl Har bor-Hickam, June 30. Sailors from the In dian Navy stealth multirole frigate INS Sahyadri (F49), Royal Malaysian Navy frigate KD Lekiu (FFG 30), Royal Austra lian Navy landing heli copter dock ship HMAS Adelaide (L01), Republic of Korea Navy destroyer Yulgok Yi (DDG 992), Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 2 and USS Halsey (DDG 97) presented inno vative concepts from the deckplates geared toward improving quality of life and increasing efficiency and unit cohesion. The best ideas come from the folks that use it, said Cmdr. Brett Elko, a native of Charlotte, North Carolina, and assigned to the U.S. 3rd Fleet staff. We wanted to use the opportunity of RIMPAC, this international stage, to share ideas throughout the naval community and involve our most junior Sailors. Each unit presented concepts such as ra dio-frequency identifica tion to locate Sailors, a floating damage control bag, yoga in a shipboard environment, a shipboard food waste disposal sys tem, and a web-enabled parking system to a panel of judges featuring rep resentatives from the in ternational community, deck plate leadership and a subject matter science expert from the Office of Naval Research. RIMPAC and the inno vation fair has presented a unique opportunity for us, said Royal Malaysian Navy Sub-lieutenant Chan Jun Kwan, assigned to KD Lekiu. I was able to board many other nations naval vessels and see their dam age control procedures and tools which helped me to assess the versatility of our concept on the interna tional stage. The panel graded each presentation on impact, feasibility, originality and alignment with the RIM PAC theme of Capable, Adaptive, Partners. KD Lekius concept of a oating damage control bag earned rst place, INS Sahyadri earned second place with their concept of shipboard yoga and ROKS Yulgok Yi received an hon orable mention with their concept of a shipboard waste disposal system. Im glad I was able to share our concept and perspective, Kwan said. Our Navy has an inno vation competition simi lar to this annually with hundreds of submissions. The problem we are try ing to address affects every ship in all navies around the world so were very thankful for this opportunity. U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Justin R. PachecoArenas Kuliavskas, left, explains U.S. Naval Research Laboratorys Omniglobe system During RIMPAC the Navy provides nearly 100 shore patrol personnel who are on duty from sun down to sunrise and who work closely with HPD in Waikiki. Command Master Chief Greg Carl son, Naval Surface Group Middle Pacic, will partic ipate in a ride-along with HPD Friday night, July 6. Last spring, Command Master Chief Greg Vid aurri, Navy Region Ha waii, hosted captains from HPD to speak to senior enlisted leaders on Oahu. At Tuesdays press conference Honolulu Po lice Chief Susan Ballard noted the strong partner ship with the Navy and other services. I want to echo what Adm. Fort said. We re ally have a great rela tionship with the military here, whether its RIM PAC or its the other 365 days of the year, Ballard said. Ballard urged people to help each other or, if they dont feel comfortable get ting directly involved in a situation, to call 911 so the police can respond. For Hawaii, this is the Aloha State, so we want to show aloha not just to the military but also to each other, she said. So if youre down in Waikiki and you see someone who needs help take the time to help them. The press conference included discussion about water and reworks safety and environmental stew ardship by beachgoers. Fort commended the partnership not only with HPD but also between the HFD and Navy Region Hawaiis Federal Fire Department. The partnership with FedFire includes providing firefighting and emergency medical services in cooperative engagements under a mutual aid agreement. The theme of RIMPAC is Capable Adaptive Partners, Fort said, and that theme really resonates in the work we, the Region, do with the first responders and the work we do with the City and County. The press conference was live-streamed by KHON(FOX)2 and is posted on its Facebook site. U.S. Navy photo by ATAN Joshua Markwith Navy joins with mayors team< From page A-1


HOOKELE What is your favorite 4th of July festivity?Want to see your command featured in Diverse Views? Got opinions to share? Drop us a line at Submitted by David D. Underwood Jr. and Ensign Heather Hill Staff Sgt. Christian Pak647th Logistics Readiness Squadron Staff Sgt. Robert Shepard647th Logistics Readiness Squadron Aviation Machinists Mate 1st Class VAW 113 (Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 113) Black Eagles Staff Sgt. Jorjina Smith392nd Intelligence Squadron Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Andres CastroJBPHH Yeoman Submariner 1st Class Benjamin HopsonUSS Jefferson City COMMENTARY COMMENTARY Col. Douglas E. Pierce Commander, 647th Air Base Group, 15th Wing, and Deputy Commander, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Of cial U.S. Navy photo, now in the collections of the National Archives. Conducting an inspection 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 Governor signs bills to address bicyclists, abandoned vehicles, vessel ownersOf ce of the Governor Gov. David Ige signed three bills at ceremonies held at the Office of the Governor, June 20. Bicyclist safety. HB 2215 (Act 47) requires drivers to allow at least three feet of separation between the drivers vehicle and the bicycle when passing or overtaking the bicyclist. The passage of this bill highlights our commitment to ensuring that cyclists are safe on our roads, and that Hawaii becomes a more bicycle-friendly community. I am happy to sign this bill and make Hawaii the 37th state in the nation to make this commitment, Ige said. Act 47 went into effect July 1. Though a federal installation, the Hawaii law also applies on base, said Lt. Col. Walter Sorensen, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam security of cer. We understand roadways, in some cases, do not provide adequate clearance if oncoming traffic approaches and expect drivers to wait until it is safe to pass. Bicyclists have a part to play in this as well by exercising good judgment in their road selection based on known traf c/weather conditions. Abandoned vehicles. HB 2442 (Act 48) requires counties to take into custody any abandoned vehicle on a public roadway within 10 business days. This new law removes the requirement that abandoned vehicles be sold at public auction, which in turn allows the vehicles to be disposed of more ef ciently. The law also makes it easier to classify vehicles as derelict instead of abandoned, which eliminates the storage requirement and frees up space at tow yards. Ultimately, the new law will help keep public streets safe and clear. Act 48 takes effect upon approval. Vessel owners. HB 2596 (Act 46) requires certain vessel owners to apply for certificates of title within 20 days of becoming an owner, or establishing principal use of a vessel. This system will operate the same way that automobiles are issued certificates of title. This law will help the state quickly verify ownership and therefore reduce the number of stolen vessels being fraudulently registered with the state. Act 46 took effect on July 1. For more information, visit http:// and click on the News tab. Recently Rear Adm. Brian Fort, commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific, compared the Rim of the Paci c (RIMPAC) exercise to the World Cup many nations from all over the world joining together, their flags flying, showing their skills and demonstrating a passionate commitment to teamwork. At Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH), were fortunate to be the showcase installation for the World Cup of international maritime exercises. As the showcase installation, theres an added pride to be able to hold our Independence Day celebration and share this experience with our 25,000 RIMPAC guests. Some of the most powerful words written by man open the Declaration of Independence We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We declared our independence as a new nation, the United States of America, on July 4, 1776. This declaration, both in thought and action, was revolutionary. Shortly after signing the declaration, John Adams wrote to his wife Abigail, that this day will be the most memorable epocha in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival it ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forevermore. July 4th is a day to celebrate our freedom and democracy. Its a day to re ect on the sacri ce our founders were willing to make pledging their lives, fortune and honor to bring about a nation where all people have a right to freedom and liberty. With that said, I would like to take the time to thank all of those who serve, or have served, our great nation active duty military, guardsmen, reservists or civil servant thank you for all you do. The sacrifices you and your families make each day continue to make our freedoms possible. I would also like to thank our JBPHH ohana for their outstanding work and coordination in planning and putting on the great anniversary festival for all of us to enjoy. From the family events, the concert, and of course the fireworks, it was really meaningful to share the day and evening with family and friends. As an aside, the Joint Base commander, Capt. Jeff Bernard, would want me to remind everyone it was the biggest reworks show on the island for Independence Day. Id also like to extend an extra special thanks to Security and Morale, Welfare and Recreation for the long hours and hard work to make our celebration both safe and memorable. Well done! Finally, I want to thank yall for what you will continue to do. Throughout the remainder of the summer and especially this month we will continue to have an opportunity to shine, from the waterfront to the ight line, from the main base to each of our annexes. Remain vigilant in the completion of your duties and committed to safety and security while maintaining the immaculate appearance of our showcase installation for the World Cup of international maritime exercises. Mahalo nui loa and much aloha not just today, but every day!A big Mahalo to JBPHH ohanaNAVFAC Hawaii releases water quality reportsNAVFAC Hawaii Public Affairs The Navys annual water quality reports, also known as consumer confidence reports, are now available online for review by its Hawaii customers military personnel and their families from the Navy, Air Force, Department of Defense (DoD), as well as some non-DoD users. Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Hawaii owns and operates five water systems in the state of Hawaii. Reports have been developed for each of the following four water systems: Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH), Camp Stover, Naval Computer and Telecommunications Paci c (NCTAMS PAC), and Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) Kauai. A report is not required for the Naval Magazine Lualualei water system since it does not provide water to any residents. The 2018 water quality reports provide detailed information about where your water originates, and our testing results from the previous year, said Environmental Business Line Director Aaron Poentis. Our goal is to deliver safe, clean drinking water to you that meet all federal and state drinking water standards. The Navy asks water consumers to take the time to read and share the 2018 water quality reports which can be found online at the following websites: regions/cnrh/om/environmental/water_quality_information.html https://www.navfac. c/fecs/hawaii/ about_us/hawaii_documents/Reports.html Navy consumers who have questions or would like to request a hard copy of a 2018 Navy water quality report can do so by contacting the NAVFAC Hawaii public affairs ofce at 471-7300.


HOOKELEDESRON 31 holds change of command on USS William P. LawrenceStory and photo by MC1 John Herman Navy Public Affairs Support Element Detachment Hawaii Commander, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 31 held a change of com mand ceremony aboard the guided-missile de stroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110), June 29. Capt. Joseph Ring re lieved Capt. David Bretz as commander, DESRON 31 during the ceremony. You are a special breed, said Bretz in reference to the DESRON 31 team. It has been an honor sailing and serving with you. Thank you and Godspeed as you continue the adventure here in Hawaii and in the IndoPacic region. After Bretzs remarks, both officers read their orders and saluted each other, signifying the cere monial transition of com mand from one leader to the next. Operate your ships hard because our grey hounds can handle it, said Ring upon assuming command. Your mission demands it. Let your officers drive the ship. See to it that your chiefs and Sailors are world champions in every thing they do. Rear Adm. Brian Fort, commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Commander, Naval Surface Group Mid dle Pacic, served as guest speaker. He spoke in detail on the accomplishments of both officers and how DESRON 31 team was set for success with strong leadership at the helm. Bretz will be reporting as Commander, Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps, Purdue University in Indiana. Under Bretzs leadership, DESRON 31 planned, coordinated and executed several major exercises to include Co operation Afloat Readi ness and Training, Pacic Partnership and two Pa cic Surface Action Group deployments in the west ern Pacic. Ring had previously served as DESRON 31 deputy commodore. Prior to this, he served as the director, Joint Opera tions Center (J31), United States Africa Command in Stuttgart, Germany. DESRON 31 is part of Commander, Naval Sur face Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, and comprises six Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroy ers, USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53), USS Hopper (DDG 70), USS Momsen (DDG 92), USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108), USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110), USS John Finn (DDG 113) and USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115). For more news, visit cnrh/. Capt. Joseph Ring is piped aboard the USS William P. Lawrence during a change of command ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, June 28. Ring relieved Capt. David Bretz as the commander of Destroyer Squadron Three One aboard USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110). NIOC Hawaii welcomes Means, bids farewell to Gagnon CTR2 (IW) Brooke Miller Navy Information Operations Command Hawaii Public Affairs Capt. Madelene Means relieved Capt. Todd Gag non as commanding offi cer of Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Hawaii during a change of command cer emony held at Nob Hill Community Center on Ford Island, June 22. Vice Adm. Timothy T.J. White, commander of U.S. Fleet Cyber Com mand/U.S. 10th Fleet (FCC/C10F) served as presiding officer for the event and Cmdr. Zachary McKeehan, executive of cer of NIOC Hawaii, of ciated the ceremony. Gagnon, who has been in command since June 2016, led more than 2,000 Sailors and civilians as part of NIOC Hawaii, commander, Task Force (CTF) 1070 and the Cyber Operations Integrated Planning Element. He directed the ex ecution of cyber op erations, information operations, electronic war fare, and signals intelligence missions. I have been amazed by your accomplishments across this island and the Pacic. The truly sad part for me today is that no matter what happens in my career, I will never again have the privilege to work alongside such an amazing group of individ uals, said Gagnon. Means, a designated intelligence ofcer, brings with her a diverse array of military and academic experience to the helm of NIOC Hawaii and CTF 1070. She served most re cently as assistant chief of staff for intelligence at commander, U.S. 7th Fleet. Means also holds a bachelors degree in po litical science from the University of Michigan, a masters degree in global leadership from the Uni versity of San Diego, and a masters degree in strategic studies from the Air War College. The Task Force 1070 team of Sailors and civil ians is a part of a strong warfighting legacy and once again we are making history, Means said. This is a special time to be in this theater, this job, and this legacy and mission, she continued. For more news and information from com mander, FCC/C10F visit mil/fcc-c10f/, https:// USFCC, or follow us on Twitter @USFLEETCY BERCOM. Nations perform in harmony U.S. Navy photo by MC1 Jason AbramsU.S. Navy Ensign Matthew Shea, bandmaster for the U.S. Band, conducts an ensemble of musicians from the Royal Australian Navy, Royal Canadian Navy, Republic of Indonesia Navy, Band during the exercise 2018 International Band DeRussy Beach Park, July 3. U.S. Navy photo by CT2 (Maintenance) Jessy WheelerCapt. Madelene Means salutes Capt. Todd Gagnon during the change of command ceremony for Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Hawaii held at the Nob Hill


HOOKELE Navy divers, assigned to Mobile Diving Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1, dive on the USS Arizona Memorial at JBPHH, June 28 to assess necessary repairs to the memorial. MDSU-1 is one of the Navys premier diving and salvage units that is prepared to rapidly deploy combat-ready, expeditionary warfare-capable and specialized dive teams to conduct harbor and waterway clearance, emergent underwater repairs and salvage operations in all environments. U.S. Navy photo by MC1 Arthurgwain L. Marquez U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Justin R. Pacheco U.S. Navy photo by MC3 Natalie M. ByersJapanese sailors make mochi during the Japanese reception aboard Japan Maritime 2018 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH), June 28. U.S. Navy photo by MC3 Alexander C. Kubitza P. Lawrence (DDG 110) and USS Sterett (DDG 104) sit moored during the harbor Photo by Canadian Armed Forces Imagery Technician Cpl. Trevor Matheson


HOOKELE Stone Temple Pilots, fireworks and more highlight Americas independence Reid Tokeshi Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Morale, Welfare and Recreation A celebration that looked to be one of the biggest ever on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam lived up to the billing. Thousands of patrons, including many of the international participants here for the Rim of the Paci c exercise, attended the 4th of July Celebration at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The big draw for many was the chance to see the Stone Temple Pilots perform live at Ward Field and the rockers from California did not disappoint. The band, brought over by Armed Forces Entertainment, entertained the crowd for over an hour straight. It was a mix of the hits everyone came to hear along with songs from their most recent album. Before the concert, Ward Field and the nearby parking area offered food and beverages for purchase, as well as free activities, such as the Car Show & Shine, free games for play on the field and Pacific Roller Derby matches and demonstrations. New this year, Morale, Welfare and Recreation set up the kid-focused activities a short walk away from the concert area. Kids and parents enjoyed the train ride, petting zoo and others. Xtreme Fun returned with tons of rides and in atables for the whole family. The family area also provided the chance to nd prime spots for the reworks display at the end of the night. Tiara Johnson and her husband Chandler, an Airman stationed at Bellows, brought their 18-month old daughter and liked the area specially catered for kids. I love it, I think its great, Tiara said. When we found the family section over here we liked how it was separated this time. They came two years ago and remembered it being super crowded with everything in one place so they appreciated how the spacing made it less crowded for everyone. At the end of the night, the wide variety of activities meant there was something for everyone and the climactic reworks show fittingly punctuated the evening for the 15,000 in attendance Patrons of the 4th of July Celebration played games, partook in activities, met farm animals and watched the Stone Temple Pilots. The evening ended with a MWR photos by Theresa Valadez USS Arizona Memorial photo by Canadian Armed Forces Sgt. Devin VandeSype


HOOKELE USS Halsey, HMCS Ottawa kick off RIMPAC 2018 soccer tournamentStory and photo by MC1 Corwin Colbert Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs Sailors from the guidedmissile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) and the Royal Canadian Navy Halifax-class frigate HMCS Ottawa (FFH 341) kicked off the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2018 soccer tournament June 27 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The tournament ran through July 1 and allowed service members from different countries to build relations while participating in the worlds largest maritime exercise. Halsey Seaman Xavier Atkins called his rst RIMPAC experience amazing. RIMPAC, personally, is a great opportunity for me to meet service members from different countries, he said. This soccer game was a lot of fun. Ottawa quickly took charge, scoring a goal in the first few minutes. But Halsey red back and tied it up midway through the rst half. During the second half of the friendly match, it was all Halsey, scoring four consecutive goals to close the game winning 5-1. Master Seaman Courtney Edwards of HMCS Ottawa said she enjoyed the chance to meet Sailors from other nations, especially on the soccer eld. This is my second RIMPAC, she said. Its nice to play other countries in a game we all love. We also had a good time with the Canadian team, Atkins said. I recommend anyone able to be involved in these type of relation-building activities to do so. To learn more, please visit Sailors assigned to U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) and the Royal Canadian Navy Halifax-class frigate HMCS Ottawa (FFH 341) play a friendly match of soccer at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, June 27.


HOOKELE USS Preble wins RIMPAC 2018 basketball tournamentMCSN Daniel Zink U.S. 3rd Fleet Sailors from guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) won the Rim of the Paci c (RIMPAC) basketball tournament during the June 30 nals with a score of 54 to 43 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Sailors assigned to Preble and the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) made it to the finals of an international sports competition to build relationships with fellow RIMPAC participants. Its great we get to experience working with foreign navies to build upon our relationships through sports, said Engineman First Class Peten Brink, Preble team captain. Usually in an exercise this large its hard to beat the carriers, but I just told my guys to go out there and have a good time. Over four days, Sailors from Preble competed in a tournament that consisted of 45 teams from ships scheduled to participate in RIMPAC, representing more than 25 nations. Coming together with teams from different countries to compete and have fun was a great experience, said Logistics Specialist First Class Jimmie Dunn, Carl Vinson point guard. RIMPAC is a great exercise for me. Its about building relationships and coming together with Sailors from other platforms. Not everyone can get this experience. Its a oncein-a-lifetime opportunity for some of us. In the semifinals, four U.S. Navy teams squared off in two games to determine the nal game. Team Preble emerged victorious in a game against guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) with a final score of 47 to 37. Simultaneously, Sailors assigned to Carl Vinson defeated the team from guided-missile destroyer USS OKane (DDG 77) with a final score of 45 to 37. U.S. Navy photo by MCSN Daniel L. ZinkEngineman First Class (SW/AW) Peten Brink assigned to guidedmissile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) faces off against Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) in the Rim U.S. Navy photo by MC3 Kelsey J. Hockenberger U.S. Navy photo by MCSN Darienne Slack U.S. Navy photo by MC3 Omar Rubi Quartermaster assigned to guidedmissile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG stealth multi-role U.S. Navy photo by MC3 Alexander C. Kubitza


HOOKELE UPCOMING EVENTSJoint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Morale, Welfare and Recreation John Burns took this photo of a juvenile white-rumped shama bird, July 1. As an older adult, their tail is very long and black on top, and white underneath. They sing a lot of different and interesting songs. The birds are usually found up in the mountains or near it. They are not seen very often in the city. They are inquisitive and not hikers. Photo by John Burns administrative support assistant Navy Region HawaiiSubmit your favorite photo to editor@ MY FAVORITE PHOTO


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