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U.S. Navy photo courtesy of USS OKane Public Affairs (RIMPAC) exercise, July 23. OKane, homeported at JBPHH, was selected as the top surface combatant ship for surface combatant medium/large category in energy excellence. SHARKEY THEA T ER S PECIAL S CREENINGS See page B-4 See page B-5 See pages A3, B-2 See page A-2August 10, 2018 Volume 9 Issue 31 E nergized!N avy in H awaii wins top awardsFed Fire, HFD respond to brush fires in Leeward OahuNavy Region Hawaii Public Affairs Firefighters from the Federal Fire Department (FFD) and the Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) battled brush res in Lee ward Oahu, Aug. 5. On Sunday, 11 units and 29 firefighters from the Federal Fire Depart ment responded under our mutual aid agreement with the City and County of Honolulu to battle brush fires in Makaha and Waianae, said Fed eral Fire Department Fire Chief Gregg Moriguchi. According to The Hono lulu Star-Advertiser, two wildfires substantially grew in the Makaha and Waianae valleys, consum ing 8,800 acres in Lee ward Oahu. Under HFDs unified command we responded to several locations and worked in unison to ght the fires from 9 a.m. to nearly midnight, saving properties in multiple lo cations, Moriguchi said. One property included a local pig farm. The pig farm owner David Wong, lost his warehouse and tractors during the brush re. Although, with criti cal decision-making, re fighters from FFD and HFD were able to save his livestock. FFD, Navy Re gion Hawaii, is an all-haz ards emergency response agency that serves all Department of Defense (DoD) installations on Oahu. FFD also works closely with HFD and the state of Hawaii Airports Fire De partment through mutual aid agreements providing much-needed assistance to our state and county counterparts. Their mission is to pro vide exceptional fire and emergency services to the DoD by minimizing the loss of life, property and damage to the environ ment throughout our area of responsibility. Makaha Valley Road on were on the scene but access were impeding efforts.Courtesy of Honolulu Star-AdvertiserNavy Region Hawaii Public Affairs Four Hawaii-based Navy commands were winners of the Secretary of the Navy (SEC NAV) Energy Awards program, it was announced last week Aug. 2, in Washington D.C. Joint Base Pearl Har bor-Hickam (JBPHH) won the Department of the Navy En ergy Excellence Award for fis cal year 2018 in the large shore command category along with several other commands in dif ferent categories. The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS OKane (DDG 77), homeported at JBPHH, was selected as the top surface combatant ship for surface combatant medium/large category in energy excellence. Commanding Officer Cmdr. Jason Tumlinson expressed pride in his crew. The Sailors of USS OKane demonstrated innovation and commitment, creating an effec tive plan that achieved desired results, he said. I am incred ibly proud of their efforts to in crease energy efciency. OKanes Chief Engineer Lt. Ryan Donohue was pleased with the efforts of the crew to become more energy efficient, noting that it was this concen trated effort that ultimately led to OKane winning the award. Weve done everything we can to reduce our energy us age like strictly following fuel charts, operating the ship at the most efcient conguration down to specic pumps and ma chinery, and swapping all of our lights for energy-efcient LED lights, he said. All of these efforts were small but incredibly effective to conserving energy when com bined together. In addition to the SECNAV award winners, two other Ha waii commands achieved the gold level, indicating an ex cellent energy program. The Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF), Barking Sands, on Kauai and the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Interme diate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY & IMF) at JBPHH were recognized. In a message of congratula tions, Richard V. Spencer, Sec retary of Navy, said, Improving the energy resiliency and se curity of our operating forces and our installations remains a top priority and I look forward to all your future accomplish ments in support of this critical program. Bravo Zulu! The Department of the Na vys (DON) Energy Excellence Awards program promotes ex cellence in the areas of energy security, new technology, inno vation, program management, and efciency across the DON. This years submissions re flect the hard work and dedi cation of leaders across the department that recognize the importance of energy security and its inuence on readiness, lethality and modernization. Whats INSIDE See page A-4 SHARKEY THEA S Whats INSI Whats


HOOKELEMilitary, community members combat sexual assaultPacic Air Forces Public Affairs Approximately 60 Pa cific Air Forces (PACAF) Airmen, service members from sister services and local community partners attended the rst PACAF Sexual Assault Preven tion and Response (SAPR) Summit in Honolulu, July 30 to Aug. 1. The three-day summit provided attendees train ing and education in sex ual assault prevention, budget execution, admin istrative management and transgender/non-bi nary awareness. The U.S. Army Pacic Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) program has been doing this for years and has often included us in their events, said Dr. Lisa Charles, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces SAPR program manager. We created the similar training event for our PACAF team, and include our sister services and community partners. The summit included presentations, keynote speeches and breakout sessions, which allowed attendees to learn from each other, giving them an opportunity to gain greater understanding about topics to pursue change. Not only does (the summit) engender collaboration among our partners in the same fight, it (also) allows us to learn from each other and nd new ways to combat sexual and interpersonal violence in our unique environment, Charles said. The attendees par ticipation in the summit reects the sincere dedi cation they have in their mission to help those who experience sexual vio lence. Nobody saw uniforms, rather, they saw other people collaborating on the same mission to nd ways to end sexual vio lence. Sexual assault and interpersonal violence harms the lives and careers of those involved, undermines individual and military readiness, and weakens a military culture of dignity and respect. For more information about sexual assault and prevention, contact the SAPR ofce at 448-3192. Jeff Bucholtz, We End Violence executive director, presents his Yes! Yes! Yes! Consent, NGIS to transition to NAF, increase room rates Oct. 1Anna General Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs In support of the Navy Gateway Inns & Suites (NGIS) mission, all De partment of Defense (DoD) government lodg ing programs will tran sition from appropriated funds support to a non-ap propriated funded op eration, beginning Sept. 30, 2019. In preparation for the conversion, room rates will also increase based on location. The impact of this di rective in Hawaii is that Joint Base Pearl Har bor-Hickam lodging rates will increase effective Oct. 1, 2018, said Debra Couch, region lodging di rector, Navy Region Hawaii NGIS. The average nightly room rate will in crease about $45 this is mid-range compared to the DoD expected range of increase from $1 to $75 per night. The conversion is in di rect response to the Secre tary of Defenses guidance to eld a larger and more lethal joint force by ex ploring efciencies in core business functions. This will free up funds for higher priority mili tary operations. Even with the man dated increases, our nightly rates will aver age around $156, under the government per diem rates, with no extra fees such as parking, tax, va let, tips, etc., Couch said. With over 22,000 guest rooms worldwide, NGIS provides a professionally managed lodging program that contributes to and supports mission read iness. Amenities include a 24-hour guest service desk, beautiful rooms, daily in-room coffee, re frigerator, microwave, cable, free Wi-Fi, NGIS signature bed, full kitch enette, business center and taxi service. NGIS is a worldwide, well-known five-star service brand and this will not change. With its friendly staff and petfriendly facility, we have several locations, 33 ac tual guest room locations (730 rooms) and four check-in service locations: Lockwood Hall, Maka lapa, Arizona and Royal Alakaii, Couch said. For more informa tion about NGIS res ervations and patron eligibility, visit www. or call 1-877-NAVY-BED (628-9233). Photo by Reid Kagemoto, MWR Marketing


HOOKELE Besides a member of your family, which woman has made a difference in your life and why?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 Our nations most precious resource is placed at greater risk at this time of year. Im referring to our keiki and the beginning of the school year. There are no less than a dozen schools either on Joint Base or within a short commuting distance, mak ing for potentially dangerous conditions, with so many vehicles on the road, converging with so many stu dents heading back to school. All it takes is a few moments of driver inattention to result in what could be a serious tragedy. Our children can be the most vulnera ble pedestrians (the elderly can also be vulnerable). Often keiki are harder to spot than adults and they have been known to dash here and there unpredictably. A child unexpectedly running into an in tersection may be the childs fault, but it is still the drivers responsibility to expect the unexpected, especially near schools and playgrounds. We must do everything we can to keep our keiki safe. This means obeying the speed limit and stopping for all pedestrians in a cross walk. When entering a crosswalk area, slow down and be prepared to stop. I understand that its easy to get frustrated while driving in bumper-to-bumper trafc, but there is no reason why that frus tration should result in recklessness when approaching a school zone. Take deep breaths, count to 10, do whatever works for you to keep yourself alert and calm while driving on or near Joint Base. Dont be a distracted driver. The future of our most precious re source depends on your vigilance. Capt. Jeff Bernard Commander, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam COMMENTARYBack to School: Keeping our keiki safe Chief Master Sgt. Zandra Fox154th Force Support SquadronMy neighbor. She showed me how to be a good mother and showed me care. She took our family in. I am grateful for her and her family being part of our life. Staff Sgt. Robert Overfelt647th Security Forces SquadronMy girlfriend, because she is the most caring person I have met. Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Ryan MaloneCOMSUBPAC church, because she is always hard on me when it comes to growth and music. She has made me into a better person and musician! Capt. Dominique Gougis15th Medical Operations SquadronOne of my graduate school professors and mentors. I learned a lot from her about grateful for her endless support and patience. Electronics Technician (Submarine-Radio) 2nd Class Oscar AguileraCOMSUBPACMy wife has made a huge difference in my life. She is currently stayed in the military. Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Hayley CrnkovichJBPHH the Navy! Those women motivate me, Adm. Michelle Howard is one that sticks out in my memory because I met her before and she was really great! A food service noncommissioned enlisted dining facility, circa 1960s.U.S. Air Force le photo Preparing meals at Hickam 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, Rear Adm. Brian Fort Capt. Jeff Bernard Agnes Tauyan Bill Doughty Chuck Anthony Anna General Kristen Wong Randy Dela Cruz Michelle Poppler RIMPAC submarines showcase capability in undersea domainLt. Egdanis Torres Sierra COMSUBPAC Public Affairs Multinational subma rine forces conducted high-tech scenario-based exercises in the undersea domain enhancing part nership and cooperation during the worlds largest international maritime exercise, Rim of the Pa cific (RIMPAC) June 27 through Aug. 2. The Virginia-class fast-attack submarines USS Hawaii (SSN 776), USS Illinois (SSN 786) and Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Olympia (SSN 717) alongside Royal Australian Navy submarine HMAS Rankin (SSG 78) and Re public of Korea Navy sub marine ROKS Park Wi (SS 065) conducted carefully coordinated operations ranging from anti-subma rine warfare missions to supporting special forces in amphibious operations. With a stated goal to build cooperation among RIMPAC participants, these submarine forces employed unique training opportunities designed to foster and sustain co operative relationships, critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and se curity on the worlds interconnected oceans. The integration of the force as a whole collective partnership Navy has been impressive, said Rear Adm. Daryl Caudle, com mander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacic Fleet, and the theater anti-submarine warfare commander for RIMPAC 2018. This is a two-year plan ning process and about a two-month execution. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly our partners and allies can come to gether, and within a short period of time, (and) create such an incredible force working together so collab oratively. One of the highlights of RIMPAC 2018 was livere demonstration, for the first time in 20 years, of the submarine-launched Harpoon anti-ship cruise missile (ASCM) system conducted by Olympia. Following the suc cessful completion of two SINKEX launches, the submarine force pursues to reintroduce the Har poon ASCM system into their arsenal inventory to improve lethality, expand capabilities, and ensure mission readiness. Todays highly capable navies and adversary countries, the competitive countries that we are in power competition, have extremely good surface ships with very capable missile systems them selves, Caudle said. Today, with the potential threat from great power states or rogue nations, there is again a need for a submarine-launched ASCM capability. This multinational platform of exercises pro vided a convenient venue to safely demonstrate the Harpoon ASCM system, Caudle said. In addition to the Har poon engineering team, the crew onboard the submarine practiced tactics, techniques and procedures to shoot the Harpoon missile. We shot the Harpoon, which worked perfectly, went into cruise, and hit the decommissioned ex-USS Racine (LST1191) dead center, Caudle recounted. The success of the Har poon launched by Olympia is a testament to the ded ication and cooperation of our technical and opera tional partners. The USS Hawaii (SSN 776) supported multina tional Special Operations Forces (SOF) personnel from the United States, Republic of Korea, Repub lic of the Philippines, In donesia, India, Peru, and Japan executing a subma rine insertion evolution at sea off the coast of Oahu. The submarine, using a reconfigured torpedo room, successfully trans ported about 30 multinational SOF operators to an undisclosed debarka tion point for insertion to the beach by using rigid hulled inatable boats. It sounds like it should be easy, but its a lot of work, said (former) Cmdr. John C. Roussak ies, commanding officer of the USS Hawaii (SSN 776). It took five to six sailors to carry each raft onto the sub, as we were rocking and rolling on a the surface. SOF personnel used the submarines lockout cham ber to exit the submarine, inate rigid hull inatable boats, and finally make an amphibious landing to carry out a mission as part of the exercise. The main purpose of RIMPAC is to bring coun tries together and build partnerships, Roussakies said. Multinational special operations forces participate in a submarine off the coast of Oahu during the Rim U.S. Navy photo by MC1 Daniel Hinton


Story and photo by MC1 Daniel Hinton COMSUBPAC Public Affairs The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Columbia (SSN 771) held a change of command ceremony at the historic Pearl Harbor submarine piers, Aug. 3. Cmdr. Tyler Forrest re lieved Cmdr. Dave Edg erton as the commanding ofcer of Columbia. The ceremonys guest speaker, Capt. Paul Davis, commander, Submarine Squadron Seven, praised Edgerton for his leader ship of Columbia through multiple deployments. The Columbia is the Battle E boat for Squad ron Seven, that means they were the best sub marine out of the 10 that were in the squadron, Da vis said. Squadron Seven is unique in that it is the largest squadron of Los Angeles-class submarines in the world. To stand out in such an outstanding crowd is an impressive achievement and a tes tament to the crew and their leader. Edgerton thanked his crew and credited them for the ships success during his tenure. The days when we faced personnel challenges were the days I saw this crew take care of each other and provide support to their shipmates, Ed gerton said. Those were the days we learned hu mility and we were better as individuals and as a team because of it. Edgerton ended his re marks by telling the crew he had every confidence that they would con tinue to be successful in the future. While I am happy today is a day to celebrate your successes and recog nition of your talents, it is truly heartbreaking for me that today is my last day as a part of your in credible command, Edg erton said. I will always be incredibly proud to say that I served with you. During the ceremony, Davis presented Edgerton with a Meritorious Ser vice Medal for outstand ing meritorious service as commanding officer of Columbia. Following his tour aboard Columbia, Edg erton will report to Com mander, U.S. 7th Fleet in Yokosuka, Japan. As Forrest assumed command of Columbia, he thanked Edgerton for turning over such a great warship and incredible crew. To the crew of the Columbia, you are the brightest this nation has to offer, Forrest said. Recognize that you are the ones that bring the life into Columbias hull and make her the great war ship she is today. I look forward to serving with all of you as we transition to the next phase of Co lumbias operations and further cement her incredible legacy. For more news from the Pacic Submarine Force, visit HOOKELEJordan becomes USS Hawaii commanderLt. Egdanis Torres Sierra COMSUBPAC Public Affairs Cmdr. Sterling S. Jor dan assumed responsi bility as the commanding ofcer of the Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Hawaii (SSN 776) during a change of com mand ceremony on the historic submarine piers of Pearl Harbor, Aug. 2. Jordan relieved Cmdr. John C. Roussakies and assumed the duties and responsibilities of com manding ofcer of a crew of 160 submariners. Assistant Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, Plans and Strategy Rear Adm. Stuart B. Munsch was the guest speaker and encouraged the new commanding ofcer to rely on his crew in moments of indecision. In times of uncertainty, the answer is likely al ready onboard and if you foster the right en vironment, the solution will always bubble up, Munsch said. You will recognize that this crew largely already has all of the answers. After taking command, Jordan promised to con tinue Roussakies legacy to maintain a family that he created fostering a culture of respect, devotion and teamwork. The preservation of freedom begins and ends with the sacrifice you make every day you step aboard this great ship as a family, Jordan said. My promise to the USS Ha waii is that I will always act as if this is the last job I will ever have. There is no other profession and no other sacrifice that I hold more respect for than this assignment. Following his remarks, the outgoing command ing ofcer said farewell to his crew. I had heard that it is difcult for a commander to turn the reins over to another person. I say that would probably be true for me, except that I know, I am turning over this ship to the right per son at the right time, and with the right mindset and leadership to lead this team to new heights, Roussakies said. Under Roussakies lead ership, Hawaii demon strated highly effective warfighting skills during a combat readiness eval uation, achieved the highest marks during a recent engineering exam ination, and recently par ticipated in the worlds largest eet exercise, Rim of the Pacic. To say I am simply proud of the accomplish ments of the officers and crew would be a huge un derstatement, Roussak ies said. Sharing a parable of a Greek philosopher, Rous sakies emphasized the importance of a good attitude and teamwork adding that when working as a team, they will continue to be unstoppable. As one of his last acts as commanding offi cer of USS Hawaii he pinned gold dolphins on two submariner officers and reected on the deep history that surrounds Pearl Harbor. It is a perfect opportu nity to reect on the cour age and sacrifices of our submarine heroes. They faced overwhelming odds as they were outnumbered and outgunned. They had no right to win, yet they did. In doing so they changed the course of a war in the Pacic. Seventy years later that responsi bility and heritage have been passed on to you, Ha waii, Roussakies said. Hawaii is the first Vir ginia-class fast-attack submarine named after the Aloha state to recog nize the tremendous sup port the Navy has enjoyed from the people of Hawaii, and in honor of the rich heritage of the submarine force based here. Cmdr. Tyler Forrest, oncoming commanding Angles-class fast-attack submarine USS Columbia (SSN 771) delivers remarks, Aug. 3.USS Columbia changes hands U.S. Navy photo by MC1 Daniel Hinton submarine USS Hawaii (SSN 776) shakes hands with Cmdr. Sterling S. Jordan as he is relieved of command during a ceremony on the submarine piers, Aug. 2. Navy to celebrate 243 yearsKristen Wong Life and Leisure Editor, Hookele The U.S. Navy in Hawaii will cel ebrate the Navys 243rd birthday this year, from Oct. 5-13. This years theme will be Forged by the Sea (Haku la E Ke Kai). Our Navy was born as the Continen tal Navy in 1775 even before our nation was created and before our Declaration of Independence and our Constitution, which all Sailors are sworn to protect and defend, said Rear Adm. Brian P. Fort, commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacic. Today, our Navy continues to deploy to protect and promote American inter ests and values around the world. We continue to stand together with our allies against those who would challenge our freedom. And we continue to live by our core values: Honor, Courage and Commitment, Fort said. Naval Administrative Message 173/18 stated that in celebration of the birthday, the Navy will host events that strive to build upon the Navys relationship with the public. Hawaiis Navy will be busy with sev eral events this year: celebration is Oct. 5 at 6 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa. a.m., there will be a Pearl Harbor Colors Ceremony at Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. mander, Navy Region Hawaii is host ing a ball at Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki. The ball will feature a hula and haka performance. I wanted to be part of something more than what I was doing, said En sign Alyssandra Rousseve, assigned to the USS Hopper, on why she joined the Navy. The Navys found(ing) to this day (is) based on strong tradition and hav ing those Navy holidays, Navy birthdays or anything to bring the crew together is important. Rousseve, who has been in the Navy for one year, said she also chose the Navy because of her love of the ocean. I love the ocean, she said. I love be ing out at sea. Its hard work but overall (most Sailors) enjoy the time spent out at sea. (It) builds character. Character building is huge. Our Sailors work hard and youve got to enjoy moments like Navy birthdays.


HOOKELE Sailors assigned to Los Angelesclass fast-attack submarine USS Olympia (SSN 717) participate in a swim call at sea, July 31. U.S. Navy photo by Fire Control Technician Senior Chief Vien Nguyen guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88), July 27. Preble is currently underway conducting routine operations in the 3rd Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Ethan T. Miller Fleet Bands Parade Band, led by Drum Major Chief Musician Chris Sams, marches in the Koloa Plantation Parade, July 27. U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Omar Powell At left, Rear Adm. Victorino G. Mercado, hands his wife, Suzane, the national ensign he received during his retirement ceremony in front of USS Halsey (DDG 97), Aug. 7. Mercado is retiring after 35 years of naval service. U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Kenneth Rodriguez Santiago


HOOKELE Lifeguard hopefuls take the plungeStory and photos by Reid Tokeshi Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Morale, Welfare and Recreation Can you swim 300 yards? How about 20 yards on your back while keeping a 10-pound brick dry? Job candidates needed more than a resume to apply for Morale, Welfare and Recreations (MWR) Aquatics department. Lifeguard hopefuls ages 15 to 50 swam for a job during the second Lifeguard Hiring Day for MWRs Aquatics department at Hickam Family Pool, Aug. 5. The staff plans to ll 10 open positions in their de partment. The rst step is to conduct a series of swim ming tests. They come in and do the water skills test rst, said Aquatics manager Johnnie Murray-Scheidt. If they pass that, then they come to see me for a quick interview. If they pass that, then they head to HR (human resources). She said doing this helps speed up the process for both applicants and the department. Those who pass the test are conditionally hired and will take a twoweek lifeguarding class to further determine who gets to become a lifeguard for MWR pools. MurrayScheidt described lifeguarding as a fun job. You get the experience of being a lifeguard, she said. You learn CPR, rst aid (and) how to be a rst responder to incidents. At the same time, being a lifeguard teaches responsibility, especially for the many teenagers who work at the pool during the summer. We are responsible for peoples lives, so its a pretty serious job, she said. Jordan DeLaura, one of the lead lifeguards, detailed the test. First up was an untimed 300yard swim. Next, candidates were asked to tread water for two minutes without using arms. Lastly, candidates were required to dive and retrieve a 10-pound brick from the bottom of the pool then swim 20 yards on their back while keeping the brick out of the water. The third part proved to be most difcult. A lot of people assume its easy because you can carry 10 pounds very easily on land, DeLaura said. But when youre in the water, keeping 10 pounds out of the water can feel a lot like 50. DeLaura said the hiring day has been very helpful, noting that the Aquatics program picked up several guards from the rst one in 2017. One of them became a lead lifeguard, and two hired as ex worked their way to a part-time position. He said theyre hoping to get the same outcome. Murray-Scheidt said they plan on doing a lifeguard hiring day every year, probably in early May. By the beginning of May most of the kids are coming back from the mainland, she said. The summertime is when I need more staff. There are swim lessons, programming and more pools are open. She added they will hold lifeguard classes and water safety instructor classes before the next hiring day as well as several times throughout the year. There is a fee for these classes but DeLaura said there is an advantage to having already completed the class. The Aquatics staff would still need to test applicants in water and lifeguard skills, but once you pass that its even better for you because we can offer you a job right there. For more information, visit www.greatlife Lifeguard candidates take a swimming test. Lifeguards monitor lifeguard candidates during a swim test, Aug. 5. Lifeguard candidates were asked to carry a 10-pound brick as part of a swimming test.


Be safe by car, on foot this AugustCompiled by Hookele Staff Pedestrian safety can be a hot topic now that school is back in session. During this time, many children will be out on the roads walking to school or riding with their parents. To help support this, the state of Hawaii has designated Au gust as Pedestrian Safety Month. This is the local observances ninth year. School days bring congestion, reads a ier from the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Safety Ofce. The most important time for drivers to slow down and pay atten tion is when kids are present espe cially before and after school. The City and County of Honolulu will host numerous outreach events this month to promote safety for pedestrians and drivers alike. To read Gov. David Iges news release about the month, visit hdot-launches-9th-annual-statewide-pedestrian-safety-month/. For more information and a full calendar of outreach events this month, visit or walk-wise-hawaii/. Safety tips are available in multiple locations on line. Below are tips from several sources.Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau and Hawaii Tourism Authority: not available, walk facing oncoming trafc and as far to the side as is safely possible. a ne of $130. both ways as you cross. blinking. Source: https://www.hawaiitourismauthority.orgWalk Wise Hawaii between dusk and dawn parking stalls. Source: Hawaii Department of TransportationDrive Wise Hawaiiwalk. Look for pedestrians walking in your direction. the pedestrian has safely passed your vehicle. to stopped vehicles on multilane streets. of pedestrians wearing dark clothing. Source: Hawaii Department of TransportationTips from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam devices while running, jogging, walking, bicycling, skating or skateboarding on roads and streets on base. Listening devices include cellular hands-free devices, iPods and portable head phones or earphones. These devices are allowed, however, at certain locations on base, including approved jogging or walking trails, beach areas that are not near sidewalks or roadways and athletic eld tracks. operating a motor vehicle unless parked or using a hands-free device. free cellular phone) while operating a motor vehicle. Source: JBPHH Instruction 5560.1 as it blocks visibility for others. Dont load or unload children across the street from the school. light or waiting to make a turn. when ashers are blinking. pedestrians. most dangerous for children; stop far enough back direction slowly, leaving 3 feet between your car and the cyclist. parked cars crosswalks neighborhoods Source: JBPHH Safety OfceIn person informationRepresentatives will be available to military personnel at the following dates and locations: Aug. 13 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 20 to 2 p.m. Aug. 27 HOOKELEPhoto by Kristen Wong, Oahu PublicationsMichelle Madden, an exchange safety and security assistant with the Army and Air Force Exchange, and Nicolette Bourlaug, a Walk Wise Hawaii representative, spoke to patrons about pedestrian safety at the Hickam Main Exchange, Aug. 6.


HOOKELE UPCOMING EVENTSJoint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Morale, Welfare and Recreation Miki Lau Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Morale Welfare and Recreation This Saturday, Aug. 11, Sharkey Theater will be showing the Dis ney movie Fro zen for free in a sensory-friendly setting. What does sen sory friendly mean? How is this different than a regular movie? According to Exceptional Family Member Program case liaisons, Sensory-friendly movie showings are in a relaxed setting where the ater lighting is dimmed and the audience is not completely in the dark. In addition, families are allowed to make sounds, dance, and sing aloud without having to be quieted. Everyone experiences sensory input differently and sometimes, loud noises, bright lights, and the smells can make going to the movie theaters difcult. Allowing for some adjustments can let a family have the same opportunities to enjoy a movie together. Its all about allowing families to enjoy quality time together in a safe and accept ing environment. This free event begins at 2:30 p.m. and is open to the community for an afternoon of inclusive fun. For more information, call 473-2651 or visit Let it go at Sharkey Theater this weekendThe Pau Hana Concert in the Park is today.MWR Marketing photo Volunteers clear invasive plantsApproximately 15 volunteers from Joint Base Pearl HarborHickam assisted invasive plants from the Ahua Reef Wetland, July 28. Photo by Erin Huggins


HOOKELE 15 MDG rallies to defeat MIDPAC in three setsStory and photo by Randy Dela Cruz Sports Editor, Hookele The 15th Medical Group (15 MDG) dropped the rst set, but came back to win two in a row to defeat Middle Pa cic (MIDPAC) 14-25, 25-19 and 15-11 Aug. 1 in an intramural volleyball Blue Division matchup at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The win was the first for 15 MDG, which started off the season with four straight defeats, while MIDPAC lost for the fth time against one victory. So this is our fth game now, and its taken us a few games to jell, said Senior Airman Derrik Fleton, whose big serves in the nal set locked up the match for the 15 MDG. It usually takes us about 10, 12 points to start warming up. Fi nally things are coming together after ve weeks, so it was a good game. Early in the first set, the 15 MDG kept pace with MIDPAC, but after a serving error gave the ball to MIDPAC on a side-out, things spiraled out of con trol pretty quickly. With Chief Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Mechanical) Andy Aceret serving for MIDPAC, the team went on a four-point run to take a 12-6 lead. Three straight service aces by Staff Sgt. Stephanie Bushnell pulled 15 MDG back to within three points at 14-11, but after a side-out on a kill by Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Mechanical) 1st Class Chris Clark raised MIDPACs lead back to four, Clark took over at service and sparked his team to its largest rally of the game. After a hitting error by the 15 MDG made it 16-11, Clark delivered up five straight aces to give MIDPAC a 21-11 advantage and a clear path for the win in set one. In the second set, it started to look like MIDPAC was going to sweep the 15 MDG after a kill by Clark led to a 12-6 lead. However, after a side-out made the score 12-7, Senior Airman Keshia Dor nish picked up three aces from service and led a comeback to tie the score at 12-12. Later, as the 15 MDG hung on to a 19-17 lead, Airman 1st Class Olivia Kelkenberg got three aces from service to help her team take a 23-17 advan tage. The game was finished off on an ace from Bushnell. Halfway through the second set, we just had our strongest six out there, Felton pointed out. When we started to gure out who was weak in certain posi tions, we just jumped in and lled those spots with people who were strong. Now tied at one set apiece, both teams came out strong for the third and decid ing set. Down by two points, the 15 MDG got the ball back on a side-out, before hand ing the ball over to Felton for service facing a one-point decit. The 15 MDG tied the score at 11-11 on a hitting error by MIDPAC, and then, Felton took control with back-to-back aces, before delivering two more hard serves that nished off MIDPAC. You just dont overthink it; just like anything else thats stressful in life, Felton said about how he was able to stay calm during a critical moment in the game. I, personally, work bet ter under pressure. When you start to overthink it, instead of just doing what youve been doing, then you start mess ing things up because you start second guessing yourself. While Felton agreed that everyone on the team mainly comes out to play vol leyball and have fun, its also pretty nice when you can walk away with a win. It feels really good especially, all of the people, we work in the same squad ron, Felton said. It feels nice to get away from all of that, get the uniform off and just come and hang out. When you win, its even better. Senior Airman Jon Henry, of 15 MDG, goes above the net for a kill attempt. HART closures expected in August Courtesy of Shimmick/ Traylor/Granite Rail work is scheduled to impact base gates for Saturday, Aug. 18 and 25. Shimmick/Traylor/ Granites column crews are continuing nightly work on the straddle bent columns near Kalaloa Street. Because this operation takes place over the roadway, the westbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. between Kalaloa Street and Kohomua Street. Westbound drivers will be detoured at Kalaloa Street, then to Salt Lake Boulevard to access Kamehameha Highway. The westbound contraflow between Radford Drive and Halawa Drive will continue next week between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. for foundation work near the Borchers Gate intersection. As you may have experienced, during this work the westbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway will be closed and two-way trafc will operate in the east bound lanes. At that time, the eastbound left turn into Borchers Gate and the left turn from Borchers Gate onto eastbound Kamehameha Highway will be closed. Eastbound traffic will be detoured to Radford Drive, and drivers exiting Borchers Gate will be detoured to Arizona Memorial Place. This traffic plan will be required on Saturday Aug. 18 and Aug. 25 during the day from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Additionally, at the Borchers Gate intersection, the Diamond Head (east) side crosswalk is currently closed for foundation work. Pedestrians are temporarily detoured to the Ewa (west) side of the intersection to access Halawa Gate. At Pearl Harbor Inter change, the eastbound ramp from the H-1 Freeway onto Nimitz Highway and Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam may be closed nightly be tween 8 p.m. and 4 a.m. for construction. Eastbound motorists will be detoured to the Airport exit to access Nimitz Highway and the base. Visit STGs Facebook page at STGHawaii/ for weekly trafc updates, upcoming events and current information on the Airport Guideway and Stations segment of the Honolulu Rail Transit Project. Courtesy images Shown here are the street areas that will be affected by work on rail. AAFES warns shoppers about Exchange Inc. scamsArmy & Air Force Exchange Public Affairs DALLAS The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is warning military shoppers about scammers offering to broker the sale of used cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats and boat engines through the Department of Defense retailer using the name Exchange Inc. This has been an ongoing issue for several years now, and it has surfaced again where someone is using the exchanges trademarked logo and name without permission to purportedly handle transactions in the United States on behalf of private sellers, said Air Force Chief Luis Reyes, exchange senior enlisted advisor. Unauthorized sources have solicited military shoppers in the past to purchase motor vehicles. (The Exchange does not have the authority to sell vehicles in the continental United States,) More recently, these scammers have attempted to sell boat engines. Those who are responsible for these fraudulent sales attempts have left consumers with the impression they are doing business with the DoDs oldest exchange service. The scammers typically direct potential buyers to use multiple third-party gift cards to pay for purchases. Most recently, scammers required payment using Google Play gift cards. To verify any suspicious payment method requests, military shoppers can call Exchange Customer Service at 800-527-2345. Often, the perpetrator cannot be identified because the methods they use are not traceable back to any individual, Reyes said. The exchange operates solely on military installations and via The Exchange does not act as a broker in private transactions and does not advertise in classified advertisement or resale websites. Shoppers who believe that they may have been taken advantage of can file a complaint through the Internet Crime Complaint Center at


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