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July 27, 2018 Volume 9 Issue 29 SOCPAC conducts airborne exercises MC1 Carlos Gomez RIMPAC Public Affairs About 150 special operations forces members from seven countries flooded the skies during airborne operations in Wahiawa, July 17 and 19. Special Operations Command Pacific (SOCPAC) conducted airborne operations with multinational Special Operations Forces (SOF) in support of the Rim of the Paci c (RIMPAC) exercise. In the spirit of RIMPAC, U.S. Army Special Forces from the 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (SFG) partnered with SOF units from the Republic of Korea (ROK), India, Indonesia, Peru, Philippines, Japan, and SOCPAC for two days of conducting and refining static-line and military free fall parachuting techniques. While the jumps help all units involved maintain proficiency in their training requirements, there is a deeper theme to these events. Its about building partnerships, said U.S. Army Capt. Matthew Song, assigned to the 1st SFG out of Okinawa, Japan. In SOF, that person-to-person relationship plays out big in the end. Song, the lead facilitator for SOF units during the airborne operations, understands the importance of bridging together different units from around the globe. This was the first time conducting an exercise of this scale and complexity, Song said, citing the many moving parts and countries involved. Ive been in the military a long time and never had the chance to work with these nations, said Indian Navy Lt. Cmdr. VB, assigned to the Indian Navys Marine Commando Force. RIMPAC is incredible as it brings us all together. Aside from building rapport across nations, these events allow participants to learn from one another. These evolutions enable subject matter expert exchanges, key leader engagements, and familiarity between all countries involved, said U.S. Army Master Sgt. Juan C. Lopez, the primary jumpmaster for the exercise. Improving interoperability and fostering professional relationships are also important outcomes, he said. Interoperability in training together is extremely important as we learn new things, said ROK Navy Lt. K, assigned to ROKs Naval Special Warfare Flotilla. You never know when youll need it in the future. All countries involved performed exceptionally, Lopez said. From the combined jump master teams, to the paratroopers, and the support personnel, everyone worked as a cohesive unit to execute a complex operation that exceeded expectations. Special Operations Forces from the U.S., Republic of Korea, India, Indonesia, Peru, Philippines and Japan board a U.S. Air Force Boeing C-17 Globemaster III to conduct an airborne insertion exercise during Rim of U.S. Navy photo by MC1 Cory Asato SOCPAC conducts airborne exercises U.S. Navy photo by MCC Cynthia Z. De Leon RIMPAC Public Affairs Live fire from a ship and an aircraft participating in the Rim of the Paci c (RIMPAC) exercise sank the decommissioned frigate USS McClusky (FFG 41) July 19 in waters 15,000 feet deep, 55 nautical miles north of Kauai, Hawaii. The sinking exercise (SINKEX) provided participating units the opportunity to gain pro ciency and con dence in their weapons and systems through realistic training that could not be duplicated in simulators. This SINKEX was invaluable for exercising our interoperability as a combined maritime force, and also demonstrating and testing the tremendous warfighting skills of our men and women, said RIMPAC Combined Forces Maritime Component Commander Chilean navy commodore Pablo Niemann. Former Navy vessels used in SINKEXs, referred to as hulks, are prepared in strict compliance with regulations prescribed and enforced by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under a general permit the Navy holds pursuant to the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act. Each SINKEX is required to sink the hulk in at least 1,000 fathoms (6,000 feet) of water and at least 50 nautical miles from land. Surveys are conducted to ensure people and marine mammals are not in an area where they could be harmed during the event. Prior to being transported for participation in a SINKEX, each vessel is put through a rigorous cleaning process, including the removal of all polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), transformers and large capacitors, all small capacitors to the greatest extent practical, trash, oatable materials, mercury or fluorocarbon-containing materials, and readily detachable solid PCB items. Petroleum is also cleaned from tanks, piping, and reservoirs. A Navy environmental, safety and health manager and a quality assurance supervisor inspects the environmental remediation conducted in preparation of a vessels use in a SINKEX. Upon completion of the environmental remediation, the manager and supervisor provide signed certi cation of the work in accordance with EPA requirements. Ex-McClusky was an Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate commissioned in December 1983 and decommissioned in January 2015. The ship was named for Lt. Cmdr. Wade McClusky, a naval aviator who led his squadrons of Douglass Dauntless dive bombers against a Japanese eet during the famed attack on the island of Midway in June 1942. He went on to distinguish himself in subsequent actions during the war and again in the Korean War before retiring at the rank of rear admiral in 1956. The ship operated worldwide during her more than 30 years of service. RIMPAC features second SINKEX U.S. Navy video capture Extras needed for Midway movieA major feature film is searching for extras in paid positions for an upcoming feature film production here, Saturday, July 28, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Bloch Arena 915 North Road (Bldg. 161). The casting call is open to all military personnel, their families and common access cardholders with base access. cipal actors needed all ethnicities age of 6 years old identification and able to work in the U.S. official leave status in order to participate during production. lowed in the arena (except water) The casting call is for an upcoming film production by Centropolis Entertainment, founded by film director Roland Emmerich and producer Dean Devlin (Independence Day, Godzilla, , The Day After Tomorrow, and The Patriot). New futures abound at career expo See page B-5Whats INSIDE Volunteer for the JBPHH Half Marathon See page B-4 HART closures announced See page B-3 Fill er up! NAVSUP Fuels supports RIMPAC See page A-2


Story and photo by Shannon Haney NAVSUP FLC Pearl Harbor Public Affairs The Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility has issued over 19 million gallons of fuel to U.S. and foreign ships and aircraft participating in the Rim of the Paci c (RIMPAC) exercise. Red Hill, operated by Navy Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Pearl Harbors Fuel Department, consists of 20 tanks, each able to store 12 million gallons of fuel. RIMPACs theme is Capable, Adaptive, Partners. With Capable being an important part of the theme of this exercise, it is clear that Red Hill and the fuel it delivers is one of the most important factors of RIMPAC 2018. Red Hill enables eet readiness and is a key component of operations in the Pacific, said Lt. Cmdr. Blake Whittle, fuel department director. We are capable of fueling three fleet replenishment oilers simultaneously via pier connection to conduct quick turnarounds to get the vessels back underway to conduct replenishments-atsea (RASs). The RASs allow the surface ships participating in RIMPAC 2018 to maintain the proper amount of fuel and supplies so the ships can continue the exercise without pulling into port for logistical needs. A gravity-fed distribution system delivers fuel from the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility tanks to Pearl Harbor, 3.5 miles away. The facility can operate manually, requiring no connection to the Internet or outside power source. Red Hill is reliable and delivers fuel quickly, three times faster than comparable facilities, Whittle said. It is also two times faster than refueling from a barge or truck. The faster the fueling evolution progresses, the less likely a mishap will occur. Red Hill fuel is used by each of the military services in Hawaii, including the U.S. Coast Guard, which frequently conducts rescue missions in Hawaiian waters. Along with the Hawaii Air National Guard, which is also fueled by Red Hill, the Coast Guard assisted in relief and reconnaissance efforts in Kauai and the Big Island of Hawaii in recent months. The Red Hill fuel facility is considered essential for providing the fuel necessary to defend our nation, safeguard our national interests and support humanitarian missions, Whittle said. HOOKELE Leading Chef Zylen ThomasHMNZS Te ManaWhat I look to take away from RIMPAC (are) friendships that we make during this exercise, and on my ship to progress my career. Leading Seaman Matthew PrinceHMCS Ottawa (FFH 341)I am looking to meet a lot of really cool, nice people and some really good trade knowledge working alongside a lot of really good subs. Lt. Eun Hee Lee Yulgok Yi I (DDG 992)I believe strongly (that) maritime power is the source (of) national growth. I want to experience the know-how and the cultures of different navies and also to apply the lessons to our (Republic of Korea) navys creativity. Kapitanleutnant Jan-Nicolas FuchsPaci c War ghting CenterI want to bring as much expertise from the merchant navy (as I can). I want to bring this expertise into RIMPAC and support the commanders mission, and my fellow team members.FACES F RIMPAC Military Expert 1 Sandyha Shukla RSS Tenacious Im looking forward to working with other navies to enhance my knowledge getting to know more people from other navies, forging friendships with them. Gabriel FS Prairial (F 731)Im excited to meet other sailors from different countries and sharing experiences. Also get better training and speak English, reinforce my navigation skills and discover Hawaii. A campaign to highlight the diversity of participating nations.U.S. Navy photos by MC2 Kory Alsberry and MC2 Kelsey Hockenberger Red Hill: Fueling RIMPAC and ensuring global strategic alliances NAVSUP FLC Pearl Harbor personnel hoist fuel hoses to rig to a coalition oiler in preparation for a fuel transfer during RIMPAC 2018.


What is an urban legend youve heard from your hometown?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 Rear Adm. Brian Fort Commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Paci c Those who adapt can overcome. Consider the namesake of our Pearl Harbor-homeported USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93): Rear Adm. Gordon Paiea Chung-Hoon. Forged from the sea and seasoned in war, Chung-Hoon was a lieutenant assigned to USS Arizona (BB 39), Dec. 7, 1941. He was on a weekend pass that Sunday when Oahu was attacked and his ship was sunk. In 1942 Chung-Hoon served aboard the light cruiser USS Honolulu (CL 48) and participated in some of the ercest ghting in the war in the South Paci c, including in the Solomons. In 1944, Chung-Hoon took command of USS Sigsbee (DD 502), a destroyer assigned with Carrier Task Force 58 off the coast of Japan. On April 14, 1945, Sigsbee, along with seven Fletcher Class destroyers, steamed to picket stations making them prime targets for nearly two dozen kamikaze (divine wind) suicide planes that attacked their ships. One kamikaze got through Sigsbees fierce anti-aircraft guns, missed the bridge, but smashed into the ships stern. The massive explosion destroyed a big section of the stern, knocked out the port engine and steering, and caused flooding in the aft third of the ship. In the midst of the chaos, Skipper Chung-Hoons loud voice came through, according to one witness: Steady, gang. He led the crew in response to the attack, jettisoning damaged equipment and personally leading a repair crew to assess damage and seal and shore the after solid bulkhead. Twenty-two Sailors were killed that day, and seventyve were wounded. Chung-Hoon rose to the challenge in a crisis. He adapted, overcame and persevered. Rather than abandoning his damaged ship he chose to save it and the Sailors he led. His Sailors kept up a steady rate of prolonged and effective gun re, as described in his Navy Cross citation. Today, USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) continues to build on their namesakes legacy of toughness and sustainability. In the last two years DDG-93 won the Secretary of the Navy Safety Excellence Award for a oat units, a Battle E, and a Green H. Sailors aboard USS Chung-Hoon are excelling in performance, and it shows in promotions. Three Sailors were picked up for of cer programs in 2017, and this year one senior chief frocked to master chief, ve chiefs to senior chief, and 28 petty officers frocked to their next paygrade. Last month, Chung-Hoon completed their NSFS (naval surface fire support). USW (undersea warfare) self-assessments will soon be underway executing their nal certi cations. Most importantly, Chung-Hoon Sailors are focused on the main thing: warfighting readiness. They, like our other ready Sailors on the Pearl Harbor waterfront, have a sense of urgency. They know they can adapt and overcome. Rear Adm. Chung-Hoon, who fought both in World War II and in the Korean War, was part of a tough generation who helped freedom triumph over fascism. His Sailors knew him for his calm humility and mastery of his ships systems, committed to the essentials of seamanship. Chung-Hoon was born July 25, 1910. He became the first American admiral in the United States Navy of Chinese and Native Hawaiian ancestry and the rst of his heritage to graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy. After a distinguished military and civilian career of service he died one day before his 69th birthday, July 24, 1979, and is buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Paci c, Punchbowl. On Sept. 18, 2004 the Navy commissioned USS Chung-Hoon here at Pearl Harbor. U.S. Paci c Fleet commander Adm. Walter F. Doran said, This is truly a great day for the United States, for the United States Navy, for the state of Hawaii and, I know, for the ChungHoon family. Im con dent the of cers and men of this ship will be ready for any challenge. Rear Adm. Chung-Hoons niece, Michelle Punana Chung-Hoon, a good friend of the Navy, gave the commissioning order: Sea Warriors, man our ship and bring her to life! World War II Medal of Honor recipient Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, a leader who knew about adapting and overcoming adversity, served as keynote speaker at the commissioning. It is tting that the ship that carries his name will be homeported here in the same harbor where the Arizona memorial commemorates his fallen shipmates, Inouye said. Rear Adm. Brian Fort Commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific COMMENTARYForged and ready: Chung-Hoons legacy Electronics Technician 2nd Class Michael Hall CTF-34Im from Loving, Texas and there is this house that became a museum. It is said that at certain times of the night you can see a ghost hanging out by the window. Ive never seen it myself, but many people have said they have seen it before. Mike CerdaSWOSIm from Los Angeles, and on the outskirts of town there was this gated community where we never saw anyone come in or out. Eventually, it was believed that it was a community of dwarves that didnt allow anyone in. Senior Airman Kegan Norquist25th Air Support Operations SquadronIn San Diego, California there is a house widely believed to be haunted called the Whaley House. They do ghost tours and theres a museum on the grounds. Some say you can see the Whaley girls ghosts running in the back yard near the clothesline where its said one girl was decapitated. Culinary Specialist Seaman Hakeem Ghazi NSSCIm from Minnesota and we have a lot when the Halloween around, there is a myth that when people get lost they actually are kidnapped and never return. Tech. Sgt. Samuel AspirantiPACAFThere is an abandoned asylum in my hometown of Downey, California. Some believe it to be haunted by the ghosts of abused patients. Teenagers would often enter the abandoned facility as a dare. I never went out of fear of getting in trouble for trespassing. Staff Sgt. Emma Marquez15th Medical Operations SquadronCry Baby Bridge, located outside Afton, Oklahoma is known for a mother driving off the bridge with her children in the car. The children drowned while crying out for help. If you drive over the bridge and park in the middle at night you can hear the babies still crying. graduate from the graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy. After a distinU.S. Navy le photo U.S. Navy Sailors from the aircraft carrier USS Princeton (CVS-37) leave one of the carriers motor whaleboats at Pearl Harbor, July 1957. Note the Royal Canadian Navy light cruiser HMCS Ontario Disembarking USS Princeton with DoD, the U. S. Navy, Air Force or Marine Corps, under exclusive contract with Commander, Navy Region Hawaii. All editorial content is prepared, edited, provided and approved by the members of the Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps military services and their families in Hawaii. of Defense, the U.S. Navy, Air Force or Marine Corps and do not imply endorsement thereof. The 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, he U.S. Navy, Air Force or Marine Corps, Commander. Navy Region Hawaii or The Honolulu Star 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, refusal to print advertising from that source. Hookele is delivered weekly to Navy & Air Force housing units and Navy and Air Force installations throughout Oahu. 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 Director, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Public Affairs Chuck Anthony Managing Editor Anna General Life & Leisure Editor Kristen Wong Sports Editor Randy Dela Cruz Graphic Artists Michelle Poppler Tony Verceluz HOOKELE Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs On July 9, Hawaii outlawed bump stocks, multiburst trigger activators, trigger cranks, or other devices designed to help semiautomatic rearms re like automatic weapons. Any person in the state who manufactures, causes to be manufactured, imports into the state, keeps for sale, offers or exposes for sale, gives, lends or possesses any bump stock, multiburst trigger activator, or trigger crank will be guilty of a class C felony. Under a state amnesty program, owners have until Aug. 8 to surrender any such device to Honolulu Police Department by delivering it to the nearest police station or calling 911 to arrange for an of cer to pick it up. For more information, contact Lt. Cmdr. Louis Butler, staff judge advocate, at 473-1793 or email stocks now prohibitedChief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs The Department of Defense released changes to department policy on the transfer by service members in the uniformed services of Post-9/11 GI Bill education bene ts to eligible family members, July 12. Effective July 12, 2019, eligibility to transfer those benefits will be limited to service members with less than 16 years of total service, active-duty service and/or selected reserves as applicable. Previously, there were no restrictions on when service members could transfer education bene ts to their family members. The provision for a Sailor to have at least six years of service to apply to transfer bene ts remains unchanged. The change will allow Sailors to retain their eligibility to transfer education benefits even if they have not served the entirety of their obligated service commitment through no fault of their own. A Naval Administrative Message with the Navys implantation guidance will be released shortly. For more on the policy, visit http://www. Post-9/11 GI Bill transferability


Story and photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman 15th Wing Public Affairs The 15th Maintenance Group (MXG) welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, July 16. Col. Dominic Clementz assumed command of the 15th MXG from Col. Robert Copes, as Col. Halsey Burks, 15th Wing commander, presided over the ceremony. During his tenure here, Col. Copes crushed his mission, Burks said. Through his pride, professionalism and passion he has built a team of Airmen comprised of active duty, (National Guard), civilians and contractors that have made the mission of the 15th Wing successful. The MXGs total force integration relationship with the Hawaii Air National Guard has been critical to the maintenance successes of the C-17 and F-22 mission sets. The first thing that comes to mind is amazing, Copes said. No matter what has confronted this team of maintainers, they have found a way to adapt and overcome. It has been my honor to lead them. During Copes tenure, the MXG supported 31 home station aircraft to meet global airlift, global strike and theater security mission requirements. The group also provided support to over 21,600 joint and allied aircraft transiting through Hickam Field. Hickam Field serves as a strategic launching pad for the projection American airpower throughout the Indo-Pacific area of responsibility. Hickam is the heartbeat of the Pacific, Burks said. With Col. Clementz background, I believe he will help solidify the air bridge out here in the Pacific and help the MXG reach new heights. I look forward to working with all of you, to develop and empower our Airmen to continue to dominate the mission, Clementz said. I look forward to spending the next few years with you and seeing what we can accomplish together. The MXG supports 31 home station aircraft to meet global airlift, global strike and theater security mission requirements and provides support to over 7,200 joint and allied aircraft transiting through Hickam Field each year. HOOKELENAVFAC Hawaii holds change of commandStory and photo by Denise Emsley NAVFAC Hawaii Public Affairs Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Hawaii held a change of command cere mony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH), July 18. Capt. Marc R. Delao, Civil Engineer Corps (CEC), relieved Capt. Richard D. Hayes III, CEC, and took command of NAVFAC Hawaiis high ly-skilled 1,250-plus federal civilian workforce as well as 225 Navy and Air Force personnel. During his farewell re marks, Hayes thanked the many commands, part nering organizations, and individuals who made his time in Hawaii signicant and memorable. He specifically ad dressed his immediate team, To the men and women of NAVFAC Ha waii, I am so very proud to have been a member of your impressive team and to have experienced and shared your count less accomplishments and achievements. I thank you for your tireless support to our warfighters and all of our customers whether it be providing services to the surge of ships during RIM PAC or the daily task of ensuring the lights are on, the water is running or a project is nished on time. You all do an outstanding job and I will forever trea sure the time I have had as your commanding offi cer. This has been the very best tour of my career. You made it so. Guest speaker Rear Adm. John W. Korka com mended Hayes for his leadership and presented him with the Legion of Merit medal for his excep tional accomplishments as commanding officer of NAVFAC Hawaii and regional engineer commander of Navy Region Hawaii from June 2016 to July 2018. Capt. Hayes applied his vision, his deep sense of responsibility, and tech nical expertise ensuring NAVFAC Hawaii was properly trained and pre pared for supporting shore requirements and maintaining the high level of shore readiness for our Pacic Fleet, Korka said. The command has performed amazingly, sometimes under great pressure, and you have been there for our Navy. During his tour at NAV FAC Hawaii, Hayes com mitment to excellence and focus on future growth and progress while sup porting Pacific Fleet and other supported com mands resulted in numer ous accomplishments. Hayes will report to his next assignment as commanding officer of NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic, Norfolk, Virginia in August. Delao grew up in Marysville, California. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a bachelors degree in marine engineering. He holds a masters de gree in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and com pleted the Wharton School of Business Executive Development Program at the University of Pennsyl vania. Delao is a licensed professional engineer in the state of New Mexico and a member of the De fense Acquisition Corps. Prior to reporting to NAVFAC Hawaii, De lao was the chief of staff, Navy Expeditionary Com bat Command Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.New commander joins 15th MXG ohana Col. Dominic Clementz, 15th Maintenance Group commander, gives the closing remarks during the MXG change of command ceremony, July 16. Capt. Richard D. Hayes III, the departing remarks to ceremony attendees and command personnel July 18.


HOOKELE U.S. Navy photo by MC1 Arthurgwain L. MarquezSteelworker 1st Class Cody Oswald, assigned to Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 2, operates underwater navigation equipment at Joint Base Pearl HarborHickam during RIMPAC 2018, July 18. U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Anita C. Newman U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Cheryl Collins U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Ethan T. Miller U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Ofcer 2nd Class David Weydert


HOOKELE Story and photos by Kristen Wong Life and Leisure Editor, Hookele More than 100 runners attended the Freedom Fun Run 10K aboard Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH), starting and nishing at Hickam Memorial Fitness Center, July 21. The 10K run is one of three in a series that precedes the annual JBPHH Half Marathon, according to Dawn Pierce, the director of the JBPHH Fitness Department. The other two runs this year were the Fiesta Fun Run 5K in May and the Jersey Day 8K Fun Run in June. Categories included adult male, adult female, youth boy, youth girl, stroller male and stroller female. Senior Airman Evan Weatherby, a cryptologic linguist analyst with 324th Intelligence Squadron, came in first place in the adult male category and overall, with a time of 37:45. Weatherby said he usually focuses on running marathons and half marathons. The weather was favorable, he said of the days race. I enjoyed the opportunity to get out. I thought it was pretty good because (the course) was familiar to me I found it easy to follow along with plenty of (course martials) to clear up confusion. Weatherby added that he was pleased with his results. I was unfamiliar with the (skill level of the) other contestants, he said. I wasnt sure if (there would be) competition. Regardless, Im happy with (the time). Cmdr. Jackie Crook, a staff oceanographer with Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet, took first place in the adult female category, with a time of 43:05. Crook, who is in Hawaii for the Rim of the Paci c exercise, said she was surprised to have taken rst place. It was a nice run, great course, very well organized, Crook said. The crew was very helpful on pointing us in the right direction. The rst place winners in each category of the Freedom Fun Run 10K had their registration fee waived for the 12th annual JBPHH Half Marathon. The half marathon is scheduled for Aug. 18 at 5:30 a.m. Runners may check in at 4:30 a.m. The 13.1-mile run begins and ends at Hickam Earhart Track. Participants may pick up their race packets at Hickam Memorial Fitness Center, Aug. 10 from noon to 5 p.m. and Aug. 11 from 8 a.m. to noon. Military-af liated personnel and sponsored guests are eligible for the race. The entry fee is $35 until July 30, $45 from July 31 to Aug. 17, and $50 the day of the race. Prizes are available to the first three finishers in various categories. Participants may register online until Wednesday, Aug. 15. For more information, visit https://jbphh. tness-/running/ jbphh-half-marathon. Exercise turns competitive at Runners compete in the Freedom Fun Run 10K at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, July 21. Freedom Fun Run 10K


HOOKELE Coast Guard, Santa Fe play to deadlockStory and photo by Randy Dela Cruz Sports Editor, Hookele After coming up with a huge win over Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Hawaii in their last game, Coast Guard struggled against USS Santa Fe (SSN 763), nishing in a 0-0 tie, in a Summer Soccer League game on July 21 at Earhart Field, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. After getting past league-leading NIOC, Coast Guard entered as the favorite against Santa Fe, which came into the matchup as the leagues cellar dwellers with a record of 0-3. However, if there ever was a game where Santa Fe stood to pull out a big upset, it was this one, as Coast Guard appeared for the showdown missing three key players, which included Coast Guard Avionics Electrical Technician 2nd Class Aldo Albarello and Lt. Cmdr. Cal Robbins. In the win over NIOC, Albarello scored two goals and Robbins added another. Still, I thought we played well, said Avionics Electrical Technician 1st Class Brennen Bridgeford, who also scored against NIOC. I just blew a lot of shots. While Coast Guard did manage to consistently get up eld and take quite a few shots on goal, Santa Fe put up strong interference in the backfield to prevent clear boots to the net. I like to communicate with the goalie a lot because if Im playing the ball, I have no idea whats going on in back of me, Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Otto Kerr said about how he coped with the pressure in the back eld. I say a lot of it is communication. There (are) a lot of senior guys and a lot of junior guys and we all mesh very well. Although Bridgeford admitted that he somehow missed a few shots that he shouldnt have one of his shots grazed the right upright and ricocheted out he felt that playing without their top guns was the reason why Coast Guard struggled. It hurts (because) they are some of our best players, he said. I had looks, but I couldnt get off a good shot. We just couldnt nd the back of the net. Even though the Coast Guard was experiencing trouble on offense, the team was having a solid game on defense. Each time Santa Fe approached the goal; the Coast Guard turned them away without a score. From the backfield, Kerr said that he could see his teammates get into position on offense, but he admitted, the Coast Guards defense was just too tough. I know we did our best to try and get the ball out, but then wed tire ourselves out, Kerr explained. But I dont think that there was anything we could have worked out. In the second half, there were so many good plays. Kerr added that despite the tie, he feels that the team performed the best that it has all season long. While Coast Guard was missing a few players, the team was still pretty tough and for Kerr, to get a tie, shows just how much Santa Fe has improved. Zero-zero is a tie, but its better than zero-two, Kerr said. Were moving in the right direction and I think its going to give us a good bump for the next game. Its all getting better. As for the Coast Guard, Bridgeford stated that the teams biggest challenge is to make sure all of their players are able to participate. If the team can manage to do that, things should turn out just ne. We stand at oneand-four rotations and people deploy, so we never get a continuous team, he pointed out. I think we could de nitely win it if we all get to play together. Aviation Maintenance Technician 3rd Class Jake Desnarais goes airborne while going after the ball being guarded b y Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Otto Kerr. TO SUBMIT YOUR IDEAS:Call 808-473-2890 or email


HOOKELE AAFES Public Affairs To celebrate the start of a new school year, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is saluting military children for their service and sacrice with giveaways and in-store events July 28. The exchanges, to include Hickam Exchange, are offer ing a military brat patch, available for free while supplies last at select main stores worldwide. Stripes Alterations coupons, will allow kids to have the patch sewn on a per sonal item. The patch honors the seless spirit of warf ighters children. A new school year is a perfect time to recognize the important role of military children. said Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Luis Reyes, Exchange senior enlisted advisor. The Exchange wants to help kids see their value as they get ready to go back to school, and these patches help ac complish that. Kids who wear or bring their patch to participating exchange restaurants July 28 will receive a free treat as well. Treats vary by location and may come in the form of a side, fountain drink, dessert or other item. Offer is valid July 28 only. Soldiers and Airmen can visit the commu nity page on ShopMyExchange. com for more information on event times and locations participating in back-toschool events. Shoppers can find their near est exchange by visiting shopmy Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) would like to notify area residents and businesses of alternating lane closures Aug. 6 to 17. The closures are associated with work to upgrade the Honolulu Rail Transit Projects utility infrastructure in the area. The work will take place Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For the safety of work crews and the traveling public, please observe construction signage. What to expect during construction: Highway will be reduced to one lane. Travel lane will be shifted toward the mountain. conguration will provide three lanes of through trafc in the eastbound direction. closed during this operation. For up-to-date bus org. For more information, call HARTs 24-hour project hotline at 566-2299 or visit www. Military Health System Communications Ofce FALLS CHURCH, Va. Whether snorkeling, hiking, or exploring a new place, travelers should know how to stay safe and healthy while away from home. Properly preparing for a trip can help reduce health risks. One might argue that the only thing worse than getting sick is getting sick when away Ryan, a preventive medicine physician and director of Pacific Region vaccine safety hub at Naval Medical Center wise to take any precautions that are available to avoid infectious disease hazards. Ryan recommends travelers be proactive about their travel medicine needs and prepare for their trip in advance. This includes learning about the health risks associated with the destination and checking with their doctor to make sure theyre in good health. The and Prevention recommends seeing a provider four to six weeks before departure. Its important for travelers to have recommended vaccinations, including flu shots, before leaving home, said Ryan. According to the countries in the Southern Hemisphere such as Australia between June and October should get the flu vaccine since u activity would be at its peak. Some vaccines, such as typhoid and hepatitis A, are recommended for travel in general, while others may be required by certain countries before someone is allowed to enter or exit, Ryan noted. For example, the yellow fever vaccine is needed to enter some African countries, and the polio vaccine is required before you depart some countries that have had cases of that disease, she said. Risk for exposure to measles, mumps, and rubella outside of the United States can be high, putting travelers without these vaccinations at increased risk, especially in countries with low vaccination rates and recurring regional outbreaks, said Ryan. International travelers can transport the measles virus, causing infections and possibly triggering outbreaks, even in countries with high vaccination rates, she added. Ryan also recommends that travelers take precautions with food and water, and take steps to prevent mosquito and insect bites. Using insect repellent and wearing proper clothing in areas with a high risk for mosquito-borne illnesses can reduce the risk of infection. Washing hands often with soap and water is another precautionary measure. travelers be aware of food precautions and drink only bottled water or water that has been boiled. scuba diving and visiting high altitudes can affect a travelers health and medication needs, practitioner at Naval Medical that during their pre-travel doctors appointment, travelers provide itinerary details, including destinations, anticipated activities, travel dates, accommodations and mode of travel. It is helpful for (health care) providers to have visibility of travelers medical history, including their underlying conditions, allergies and medications, as well as complete immunization Special situations such as pregnancy and breastfeeding, immunocompromising conditions or medications, and disabilities can impact travel, she noted. for travelers provides health and safety tips, global health notices, and information on specific diseases to watch out for. Planning ahead for illnesses or injuries during the trip, understanding the signs of illness, and knowing what resources are available can help travelers properly prepare. Its also important to know what your health plan covers when traveling internationally. The TRICARE website has information about international coverage, including what beneficiaries should know before traveling. Additionally, beneciaries can find information about the MHS Nurse Advice Line, a free, 24/7 phone service, on the MHS NAL website. Travel Medicine is actually a complex specialty, said Ryan. Travelers are wise to seek advice from an experienced travel medicine provider to discuss all preventive measures before embarking on their trip. Preparing for travel can prevent illnessU.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. De-Juan HaleyExperts encourage overseas travelers to seek advice from a health care provider before leaving on a trip, and to make sure recommended vaccinations are up to date AAFES to give out patches for kidsLane closures planned from Arizona Street (Halawa Gate) to Radford Drive Courtesy of Honolulu Authority for Rapid TransportationLane closures are planned for August 2018.


HOOKELE UPCOMING EVENTSJoint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Morale, Welfare and Recreation Morale, Welfare and Recreation Morale, Welfare and Recreation staff is looking for approximately 60 personnel to support the 12th Annual Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Half Marathon. Anyone with access to JBPHH can volunteer. The volunteer work comes in a variety of forms and on different dates. Duty date and times are listed below. The race starts Saturday, Aug. 18 at 5:30 a.m. at Earhart Track on Hickam Field. Set-up crew (2 to 5 p.m.) Open general (duties assigned as needed). Bicyclists (pace the race/report at 4:30 a.m. until route is completed). Water station (set up/tear down/ manage/report 4 a.m. until nished). Road guards (guide runners/traf c/ report 4:15 a.m. until nished). DJ (set up/operate speakers/microphone/music equipment provided or can use own/report 4 a.m. until award ceremony is finished, estimated 9 a.m.) shift hours will be determined based on the number of volunteers). Event crew support (4:30 to 9:30 a.m. Shift hours will be determined based on the number of volunteers). Tear down/clean up crew support (report 8:30 to noon shift hours will be determined based on the number of volunteers). To sign up, email mil. Provide your rank, last and first name, unit, email and cellphone numnormal duty hours.Half marathon volunteers needed Photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman


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