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Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs The U.S. Naval Acad emy (USNA) Founda tion plans several events in conjunction with the University of Hawaii (UH) vs. USNA Military Appreciation Night foot ball game at 5 p.m. Sept. 1 as the UH Rainbow Warriors host USNA at Aloha Stadium. This will be the UH Rainbow Warriors first home game of the season. The pregame show will feature the Navy League honoring a key spouse from each com ponent, including Hawaii Air National Guard, Hawaii Army National Guard and U.S. IndoPacic Command. A key spouse is one who has functioned as the communication and organization focal point for a unit that is deployed in the theater of hostile operations, or hardship situation, during this year. The halftime show will feature marching units from around Oahu. Prior to the game, Joint Base Pearl Har bor-Hickam Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR) will host a free MWR Pigskin (Tail gate) Party to celebrate the start of the football season from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Richardson Field located across the street from Aloha Stadium. There will be activities for the kids such as face painting, bounce houses, crafts and a photo booth. In addition, competitive and non-competitive sporting events such as an all-ages agility course, 40-yard dash, football passing challenges and halftime contests will take place. Entertainment will be provided by the U.S. Pa cic Fleet Band. Tailgate food and ice-cold bever ages will be available for purchase. The MWR Pigskin Party is open to all De partment of Defense (DoD) ID cardholders and their sponsored guests. For safety rea sons, outside food and beverages, barbecues, tents, animals, glass or coolers are not au thorized. All personnel and items are subject to search. Limited parking will be available for valid DoD ID cardholders at Rainbow Bay Marina. More information on the MWR Pigskin Party can be found on For more information on how to purchase Navy vs. UH football game tickets, visit Fisher House to host annual run, walk, roll See page B-5Whats INSIDE JBPHH to celebrate Womens Equality Day See page B-2 Products showcased at ALA Show See page B-1 Toxoplasmosis and its effects See page A-2August 17, 2018 Volume 9 I ssue 32 NIOC Hawaii engages with Pure Praxis in SAPR trainingEnsign Minh Chau NIOC Hawaii On Aug. 14, the Pure Praxis theatre group performed for the Sail ors of Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Hawaii. They were engaged by actors to help them bet ter understand and learn to react with difcult so cial situations regarding sexual assault in the military environment. Founded by Kelly Peider, Pure Praxis is a social theatre group that uses performance educa tion workshops to train and empower service members at military in stallations worldwide. Pfleider created Pure Praxis out of her com mitment and passion for social change. She is an expert of performance ed ucation as well as a cer tified victim advocate. Contracted by the Depart ment of the Navy Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Of fice in 2015, Pure Praxis has reached more than 212,100 military person nel to date. The show had a higher energy than most SAPR trainings, able to keep a lighter tone throughout the performance, despite dealing with heavier top ics, said CTN3 Nathan Voshall, with NIOC HI. While it is simple to think of what the right thing to do is, acting upon it is extremely dif cult given the gravity of the issue and the social implications that they can supposedly lead to, he added. The improvi sation of the volunteers ranged from very profes sional and typical, to very creative and hilarious. Pure Praxis mission is to promote social change by using live, improvisa tional theatre to recreate difficult real-world situ ations so that audience members can rehearse proactive responses. Praxis is the act of ap plying, engaging, and practicing ideas, which is precisely what makes pure praxis different from any other training pro gram on the market. Using a team of skilled and diverse performance facilitators and actor ad vocates, participants were able to develop mean ingful discussion from the skits that played out on stage. The skits then transi tioned to having the dis cussion participants act out their answers, giving the audience to not only discuss bystander inter vention, but also see it in action and observe how to overcome barriers to action. Pure Praxis explores topics that are both com plex and sensitive in or der to empower audiences to become active bystand ers in their own lives. The entirety of every perfor mance is guided by the audiences participation thereby making every show unique. For more information about the SAPR program, visit Navy photo by CTN3 Joshua Wilson HunterA Sailor engages with actors from the Pure Praxis theater group during sexual assault prevention training, Aug. 14. Making a wish come true Photo by Randy Dela CruzUSNA upcoming events: USNA superintendent at the Plaza Club in Honolulu tion at the Hale Koa garden sions informational presentation at Dilling ham Hall, Punahou School Tailgate at Rainbow Bay Marinas Aframe pavilion Visit to purchase tickets. The show had a higher energy than most SAPR trainings, able to keep a lighter tone throughout the performance, despite dealing with heavier topics. CTN3 Nathan Voshall, Navy Information Operations Command Hawaii Navy to take on UH at Aloha Stadium A U.S. Air Force maintenance technician, deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, marshals a B-2 Spirit at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Aug. 15. B-2s regularly rotate key regional partners and demonstrate U.S. commitment to peace and stability in the region. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Danielle Quilla B-2s begin deployment


HOOKELEToxoplasmosis impacts Hawaiis native wildlifeMC2 Justin Pacheco Navy Public Affairs Support Element Detachment Hawaii In Hawaii, the growth of feral cat colonies is endan gering Hawaiis indigenous birds, marine animals and other native wildlife through toxoplasmosis, which is spread through the cats feces. Cats are the only known reproduc tive host of the toxoplasmosis parasite. Toxoplasmosis is a dis ease caused by the parasite toxoplasma gondii. It en ters the environment when its eggs are shed through the feces of cats. Billions of eggs can be dispersed into the environment from just one cat over a two-week pe riod of infection. The eggs remain alive and infectious for months to years after they leave the cat. Angela Amlin, Hawaiian Monk Seal Recovery Co ordinator at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), said the increase in feral cat populations has had a direct effect on the in creasing number of cases involving monk seals, Ha waiian coots, ducks and booby birds. We currently esti mate the amount of feral cats on Oahu alone are anywhere from 50,000 to 300,000, said Amlin. The primary thing that people can do to help is keep pet cats indoors and not to abandon unwanted cats or kittens outdoors or at feral cat colonies. NOAA sheries shared the unfortunate news that three female monk seals were found dead between May 15-17 on Oahu. This revelation brings the known monk seal mortalities from toxoplasmosis to 11. The disease is also re sponsible for killing native birds like the alala and nene in the terrestrial en vironment. The parasite can also be washed downstream by rainfall and flow into the near-shore environment, where they infect monk seals as well as spinner dolphins. Cats that roam and defecate outdoors in any part of the island eco system can become car riers and spreaders and ultimately cause the death of native wildlife. Given that not all de ceased seals are recovered for examination, it is likely the reported mortality numbers from toxoplas mosis are higher, as more mortalities have likely gone undetected. Amlin added that a trend is emerging wherein female seals are dispro portionately affected com pared to males. This exacerbates the impact on the entire spe cies, she said. As each female seal lost to the pop ulation means that all of her potential future off spring are lost as well. For more information, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at parasites/toxoplasmosis/ or email any questions to Hawaiian monk seal RK60 and her NOAA Fisheries photo The primary thing that people can do to help is keep pet cats indoors and not to abandon unwanted cats or kittens outdoors or at feral cat colonies. Angela Amlin, Hawaiian Monk Seal Recovery Coordinator at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Andrew Jackson


If you joined the Space Force and discovered a planet what would you name it?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 Lt. Michael P. Murphy, namesake of our USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112), was tough physically, mentally and morally. From an early age he was known as The Protector. He looked out for oth ers, whether family, friends or strang ers. According to his parents, Maureen and Dan Murphy, of Patchogue, New York, he had a strong understanding of right and wrong and was a natural leader at an early age. His best friend, Owen OCallaghan, was assigned to New Yorks Engine 53 Ladder 43 re station, which responded to the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Lt. Murphy, along with members of his Navy SEAL team, wore the firefight ers patch as a sign of solidarity in their ght against terrorists. The crest of USS Michael Murphy is inspired by the design in the reght ing companys patch. And, reghters of Ladder 53 Engine 43 wear the Navy SEAL patch in return. Nearly all Sailors and many ci vilians know the story of Murphy and his awesome courage as he fought and died to save his fellow SEALs in Afghanistan, June 28, 2005. Outnumbered and severely wounded in combat he purposely exposed himself to enemy fire to call in assistance for his team. For his unwavering seless courage Murphy received the Medal of Honor, awarded posthumously. We honor and remember his toughness and his fairness. Murphys memory continues to in spire Sailors who serve and lead the fight aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Mur phy, homeported at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. USS Michael Murphy has deployed three times in the past year, includ ing with both Carl Vinson Strike Group and the Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group. Last year, Michael Murphy spent more than 200 days underway in the U.S. 3rd Fleet and U.S. 7th Fleet op erating areas, conducted eight port visits in five countries and steamed 60,000 nautical miles. In 2018 Michael Murphy conducted South China Sea operations; mak ing port visits to Guam and Manila, Republic of the Philippines and con ducting Oceania Maritime Security Initiative operations with a U.S. Coast Guard detachment to protect fishing areas and enforce maritime laws. Recently, Sailors of Michael Murphy represented the Navy at Fleet Week in Portland, Oregon before returning and deploying again. During Fleet Week, the men and women of DDG-112 provided ship tours to thousands of people, including young people who had an opportunity to learn about namesake Navy SEAL Lt. Michael P. Murphy. In recent weeks we learned that a 14-year-old boy desecrated a memorial plaque in Lt. Michael P. Murphy Park in Lake Ronkonkoma, New York. While some people reacted with anger and hate, I was heartened to see the reaction of Michaels par ents. Maureen is the USS Michael Murphys sponsor. Maureen Murphy said, The boy who did this, hes a child. He did something foolish. And everybody has done something foolish when (they were) younger. Michaels father, Dan Murphy, said, Michael was the type of person who would have wanted to take this person under his wing and talk to him. I hope they educate this young man. This kind of understanding, forgive ness and compassion is another kind of toughness, a kind all leaders need. Its easy to see how their son grew to be the man he became. In Seal of Honor author Gary Wil liams writes, Michael was able to see both the good and bad in people. He inherently believed the best in people and always gave them the benefit of any doubt. When Michael was in the eighth grade around the age of the teen who vandalized the plaque he saw a group of boys bullying a special educa tion student, trying to push the child into a locker. Michael stood up to them and got in a ght with several of them. It would not be the last time he would step up to bullies and lead the ght. Thats when he earned the nick name The Protector. Today, Sailors aboard USS Michael Murphy protect and defend our nation as part of Navys living legacy, dedi cated to providing security and stabil ity in the name of freedom. Rear Adm. Brian Fort Commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific COMMENTARYUSS Michael Murphy The Protector Machinists Mate 2nd Class Aaron RossSFMD PHNSYId name it after me! Electronics Technician (Submarine-Radio) 2nd Class Thomas SawickiCOMSUBPACUranus Gargantua. Senior Airman Corin Morales154th Maintenance Operations Flight my nickname. Musician 3rd Class Jason GayPACFLT Band (SELRES)Wakanda. Chief Master Sgt. Richard Pida154th Maintenance GroupGoddess Pele, Islands. Tech. Sgt. Aaron Weathers647th Civil Engineer SquadronBlitzburgh, named after the greatest NFL team in league history, Pittsburgh Steelers!! would have wanted to take this person U.S. Air Force le photo A cocker spaniel balances on a 500-pound bomb at Hickam Field, circa 1940s. Guarding the payload 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 Artist Michelle Poppler HOOKELE front of USS Michael U.S. Navy photo by MC1 Corwin Colbert


HOOKELE U.S. Air National Guard photo by 2nd. Lt. Chelsea ClarkU.S. Staff Sgt. Grant Lyons, a dental technician stationed at Joint Base Pearl HarborHickam, and U.S. Navy Cmdr. Minh Phan, a dental provider for Tropic Care Maui County 2018, provide dental services at the clinic in Hana, Hawaii, Aug. 13. The training mission offers no-cost health care services on three islands from Aug. 11-19. U.S. Navy photo by MC3 Logan C. KellumsHospital Corpsman 2nd Class Janine Pugh, assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93), conducts stretcher bearer training Aug. 8 on the ships part of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 3 in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. U.S. Sailors haul mooring lines aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92) while arriving at the Port of Alaska in Anchorage, Alaska, Aug. 15. The Momsen is visiting Anchorage in conjunction with the Arctic Maritime Symposium. The event, hosted by the Alaskan Command, will provide a framework for experienced senior military leaders, intelligence analysts, interagency operators and Arctic maritime subject matter experts to discuss the strategic challenges associated with Arctic maritime operations. U.S. Air Force photo by Alejandro Pea Photo by Malia Myers Makani Community Center, aboard Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Aug. 7. Hickam campaign in its 35th year, encourages events that help strengthen the relationship between the community and law enforcement. Damage Controlman 2nd Class Jacob Calleros, a Victorville, California, native assigned to USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) teaches Austin Prather, a Dallas native, how to handle a Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Aug. 12. Austin spent the morning touring the ship to experience what life is like as a Sailor as he plans to join the Navy when he becomes of age. U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Charles Oki


HOOKELE JBPHH team brings home 55 fallen from Korea1st Lt. Avery Larkin 15th Wing Public Affairs Before 55 transfer cases with remains of what are be lieved to be American service members were returned to the U.S. Aug. 1, a mission of 15th Wing and Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam partners was organized to make such a return possible. Aircrews from the Hawaii Air National Guards 204th Air lift Squadron and 15th Wings 535th Airlift and 15th Opera tions Support squadrons coor dinated with a diverse support team to execute a successful mission into Wonsan, North Korea, to retrieve the remains and deliver them to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency in the United States. We had a lot of involve ment from our intelligence, flight equipment, and sur vival, resistance and eva sion teams so the crew was as prepared as possible going into this mission, said Maj. Nicole Stenstad, 15th Opera tions Support Squadron assis tant director of operations and mission commander. We were all very aware of the signicance of this mission and wanted it to be a success. It was a team effort across the board. Cooperation with intelligence units was vital to mission suc cess. JBPHH mission partners helped the aircrews mission plan and units at Osan Air Base provided support from the Korean Peninsula. Interoperability was in full swing between the HIANGs 154th Wing and the 15th Wing as 15th and 154th maintenance groups ensured all aircraft on the mission were in peak condi tion from their departure from Hawaii to their return. Maintainers played another key role in the mission as flying crew chiefs were attached to each crew to ensure the aircraft were properly serviced while away from home station. Im very humbled for the opportunity to be a part of this mission, said Command Mas ter Sgt. Mark Henriquez, 15th Operations Group superinten dent and aircraft loadmaster on the ight into North Korea. To be a part of something as signicant as physically lifting the boxes and hand carrying the remains from the ground in North Korea onto sovereign U.S. territory, the C-17, and ul timately back to American soil and their loved ones is truly amazing and the highlight of my career. The remains returned during this mission are being foren sically analyzed at the DPAA laboratory. The process to iden tify most of the remains is esti mated to take many months to a few years. For the latest statistics and additional information about DPAA and the U.S. govern ments mission of providing the fullest possible accounting of personnel lost from wars dating back to World War II, visit DPAAs website at Honor guardsmen, assigned to the U.S. IndoU.S. Air Force photo by SrA Apryl Hall


HOOKELE Story and photos by Randy Dela Cruz Sports Editor, HookeleTwenty-one years ago, Sen. Daniel Akaka had a vision to intro duce local businesses and products into the vast chain of military commissar ies and exchanges. The concept would not only serve local businesses with an outlet to share their products with the military community in Hawaii, but would also give the states entrepreneurs an avenue to jumpstart their business and help grow Ha waiis economy. After Akaka presented the idea to the Defense Commis sary Agency (DeCA) and Mil itary Exchange back in 1997, a food show, that would give local vendors a chance to au dition their products directly to military buyers, was born. Initially called the Amer ican Logistics Association (ALA) Hawaii Food Show, starting this year, the event has been ofcially renamed to the Daniel K. Akaka ALA Ha waii Food Show to honor the senator, who died only four months ago on April 6. While the first show was fairly modest with less than a dozen vendors, last years event placed 500 new items on the shelves of commissaries and exchanges throughout the state with 23 new companies introducing their products. This year, the trend con tinued to reflect the growth and popularity of the event as 65 vendors, of which 14 were rst-timers, packed the show on Aug. 14 at the Prince Waikiki Hotel in Honolulu. Without the vision he (Akaka) had and the faith in local companies, I truly believe that we wouldnt be here, said Sharon Zam bo-Fan, food show chair woman. Its an honor that he gave us the blessing to re name this in his honor. If he was at this years show, the senator would have been happy to see so many vendors auditioning their products for placement on commissary shelves. Aloha Gourmet Products, Inc. has already been in the commissaries and exchanges with a selection of snacks and beverages. According to Marc Fu jimoto, the companys general manager, the experience has been so positive, hes back again to try and bring more products in for military families. While it definitely helps the bottom line, he said, the relationship is even more re warding because of who the company is serving. They are defending our country. They got our backs, Fujimoto pointed out. Any thing we can do to help them here in the islands, thats just a feel-good thing for us. As he toured through the oor of vendors, retired Rear Adm. Robert Bianchi, (CEO for Navy Exchange Service Command), who served at Pearl Harbor with the Supply Corps from 1997-99, said that seeing all of the local products brought back fond memories of his time in Hawaii. He said that he remembers many things about being in the 50th state and knows just how much it means to have home-grown items with you no matter where you go. Because we have such a diverse military family, and the fact that people move all over the world, when they have the opportunity to see something that reminds them, it brings back that feel ing of home and comfort, Bi anchi said. When youre in places like Djibouti, Romania or all these other places, its the little things that are so important. Over the years, the addition of made-in-Hawaii products has turned local commissaries into some of the most popular and profitable commissaries in the world. In 2017, the Pearl Harbor commissary nished the year at No. 2 with sales reaching $85 million, while Schofield commissary checked in at No. 4 with sales of $66 million. Debra Wada, retired assis tant secretary of the Army, once served directly for Akaka for 12 years. She said that the success of the food show is a direct re sult of the senators spirit of aloha and his desire to share it with everyone. When I worked for Danny, I did his defense and affairs work, so of the projects that I worked on, this (food show) was one of them, Wada shared. For Danny, food and cul ture was part of how you shared aloha. Bringing people the food that we loved and enjoyed, and having people un derstand and appreciate those same foods and culture was important to him. CEO for Navy Exchange Service Command retired Rear Adm. Robert Bianchi and Millannie Mattson, daughter of the late Sen. Daniel Akaka, untie the living ribbon to signify the start of the Daniel K. Akaka ALA Hawaii Food Show. Above, Debbie Cavana and Marc Fujimoto, general manager of Aloha Gourmet Products, Inc., serve up a smoothie at their booth. Below, Buyer Kawohi Cobb-Adams discusses the Acai To-Go, a frozen treat, with product reps Felipe Barreneche and Alana Lima. At left, Akiko Frazier fries up some Tulip Luncheon Meat from the Family Foods booth. At right, Robbie Adams and Loren Shoop talk over their product Hawaiian Hummus by Ulu Mana with Eyvinne Umemoto, store director of Pearl Harbor commissary. ALA FOOD SHOW


HOOKELE Send us your favorite photo Send your favorite photo and brief description to MY FAVORITE PHOTO Navy Region Hawaii ball tickets now availableKristen Wong Life and Leisure Editor, Hookele The U.S. Navy in Hawaii will cele brate 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 Conti nental 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 Ha waii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacic. Today, our Navy continues to deploy to protect and promote American interests 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 re lationship 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 Pearl Harbor Colors Ceremony at Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. mander, Navy Region Hawaii is hosting 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 Ensign Alyssandra Rousseve, as signed to the USS Hopper, on why she joined the Navy. The Navys found(ing) to this day (is) based on strong tradition and having 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. Celebrating womens equality in August Hookele staff Recently and again in No vember, women will have an opportunity to vote in state and national elections. That opportunity first came 98 years ago in On Aug. 26, the nation will celebrate Womens Equal ity Day, honoring the 19th Amendment, which allows women to vote. The Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Diversity Committee will be hosting commemorative activities next week. There will be an obser vance at Historic Hickam Ofcers Club, Tuesday, Aug. 21 from 11 a.m. to noon, with a guest speaker and a cake. Food will be available for purchase at the Wright Brothers Cafe and Grill. There will be a special meal at Silver Dolphin Bis per person and is only open to active-duty personnel. There will be a special meal at Hale Aina Dining Facil ity, Aug. 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 son and will be open to active duty service members, retir ees and valid ID cardholders. gress ratified the 19th Amendment, allowing women to vote. In 1971, New York Rep. Bella Abzug went a step fur ther, and worked to establish Womens Equality Day, every Aug. 26 in honor of this his torical change. Throughout history, women have made advancements in achieving equality in the military as well. Today, women make up Force, which is more than to the Air Force Personnel made up the total force of the U.S. Navy. For more information, contact MAC (EXW) Jean Bissainthe with jean., or call 474-9016 (DSN prex 315). National Archives photoCity and County of Honolulu City and County of Honolulu offices will be closed today, in ob servance of Statehood Day, a state holiday. Here are a few things to remember about the citys holiday schedule: guard, medical examiner and police services will be available. holiday schedule. For route and schedule information, please visit fer stations, convenience centers, H-POWER, and the Waimanalo Gulch Sanitary Landll will be open. botanical gardens, and the Honolulu Zoo will be open. ofce will be open for the Made In Hawaii Festival. not be held. licensing centers will be closed. The following trafc and park ing regulations will be in effect: ing will be restricted in Lanikai over to 3 p.m. cept for the meters on Kalakaua Avenue along Queen Kapiolani Park and metered parking lots. for contraow.Statehood Day holiday schedule


Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer VacationCount Dracula and company participate in a cruise for sea-loving monsters, unaware that their boat is being commandeered by the monster-hating Van Helsing family.SHOWTIMES FRIDAY AUG. 17SATURDAY AUG. 18 SUNDAY AUG. 19 THURSDAY AUG. 23 FRIDAY AUG. 17SATURDAY AUG. 18 SUNDAY AUG. 19 THURSDAY AUG. 23*Movie schedules are subject to change without notice. UPCOMING EVENTS Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Morale, Welfare and Recreation HOOKELE


HOOKELE MXG pulls out victory in three setsStory and photo by Randy Dela Cruz Sports Editor, Hookele At the start of the much-anticipated show down between the final two undefeated teams in the Blue Division, it ap peared as though Team Maintenance Group (MXG) might have an easy night, when its opponent, 37th Intelligence Squad ron (37 IS), showed up to play with only ve players instead of a typical start ing six. The situation looked even bleaker for the 37 IS after it dropped the first set by a score of 25-16. However, to prove that no game is over until its re ally over, Team MXG was surprised by the 37 IS in the second set, 24-25, and had to scramble to take the third set by a score of 15-7 and walk away with the win on Aug. 8 in an in tramural volleyball show down at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. They played a heck of a game with only five guys, said Tech. Sgt. Christopher Yarbrough, whose kills helped rally Team MXG to the win. If they had six guys, Im sure it would have been a much closer game. I hope when we see them in the playoffs, theyll have six, so we can get a six-onsix match. In the first set, the 37 IS showed right away that the team wasnt just going to lie down and rollover. From service, the 37 IS got the first five points of the game to take a quick 5-0 advantage. Yarbrough stopped the steak with two kills in a row, and when teammate Staff Sgt. Obeta OBrien added another kill, the lead was down to two at 5-3. Then, with Yarbrough at service, and Team MXG trailing, 6-4, the squad put together a three-point rally to take its rst lead of the set at 7-6. Team MXG went on to outscore the 37 IS by a margin of 18-10 to take the rst set. Starting off with set two, it appeared that Team MXG was gunning to put the 37 IS away by starting off on a 5-0 run. But later, an ace by Staff Sgt. Israel Aguilar brought the 37 IS all the way back to tie the score at 10-10. Right about then, Team MXG suffered a huge loss, when hitter Tech. Sgt. Mike Steinbercher was forced out of the game with an injury to his hand. After Aguilar and Yar brough traded kills to keep the score knotted up at 1515, Team MXG went on to take a 19-16 lead on an ace by Yarbrough. Instead of folding, the 37 IS mounted a come back and retied the score at 24-24 on a position vio lation by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Hunt, before Staff Sgt. Ian Hunter hammered down a kill to win set two for the 37 IS. In the final set, the team that gets hot first often puts the game away, and this time it was Team MXG that did the damage early. Up by only a point at 2-1, Team MXG got a spark, when Hunt and Staff Sgt. Aaron Oda combined for a block that made it 3-1. From that point on, Team MXG got the next five points in row to take an 8-1 lead, before holding for the win. It was just coming back down to playing as a team, Yarbrough said. I think we kind of lost that in the second set. With the playoffs just around the corner, Yarbrough said that the win over the 37 IS was huge and just might clear the way for an undefeated run in the regular season. Once the team gets into the playoffs, he stated, anything can happen especially with the once unbeatable Hawaii Air National Guard possibly showing some cracks after years of domination. I hope so, Yarbrough said. We have a lot of confidence. Right now were 6-0, so hopefully we can keep it going. We already have that harmony connection. Well be ne.Tech. Sgt. Christopher Yarbrough (right) reaches up before slamming down a kill. Story and photos by Hickam Ofcers Spouses Club The Hickam Officers Spouses Club (HOSC) is hosting its 2018 Aloha Expo, Wednesday, Aug. 22 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Historic Hickam Ofcers Club. HOSCs Aloha Expo is a free open-house style social affair to learn more about the HOSC, shop approxi mately 30 home-based and artisan vendors and in cludes light refreshments. (The expo is) a great way to meet new peo ple, sign up for activities groups (and) try new things, said Kimberly Dobbs, the president of HOSC. (Eligible spouses can also) get involved with an organization that not only provides a social outlet for spouses but generously gives back to the commu nity via our grants and scholarships. The Aloha Expo is open to all with base access regardless of rank or afliation. Dobbs said nearly 200 people attended last years expo. The HOSC is a non prot organization located on Joint Base Pearl Har bor-Hickam. According to the HOSC website, the clubs main mission includes organiz ing social and recreational activities for its members and support charitable and educational endeavors. Membership in HOSC is open to any spouse of an active-duty officer of any branch of service or a Department of Defense civilian, ranked GS-7 or higher. The club also manages the Hickam Thrift Shop at JBPHH. Profits from the thrift shop are used for grants, scholarships and supporting charities, nonprofit organizations and schools. During the last board year, which ran from June 2017 to May 2018, Dobbs said the club distributed more than $217,000 in grants and scholarships. Our thrift shop is an other win for the commu nity by providing a place to donate gently used clothing and household goods and a great place to nd those same things at a bargain, Dobbs said. For more informa tion about the expo, visit The website has more information about the group, monthly activi ties and more, to include a kids play group, hiking club, tea time club, quilt ing club and thrift shop.


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