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Descendants of Japanese soldiers killed in WWII honor US war dead at Pearl Harbor

Members of the Japan War-Bereaved Families Association visited Pearl Harbor Thursday to pay respects for those lost during WWII.

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Quick-acting major awarded Soldier’s Medal for saving family of 3 off Hawaiian island

Maj. Andrew Downey, who works in Space Operations, had been vacationing on Kauai with his wife and family when he performed the daring rescue last April off the north shore of Kauai.


US to install radar systems on tiny Pacific island nation of Palau

Palau occupies a strategically important position near the Philippines, a country that was once the linchpin of American military power in Southeast Asia. The new radar system would complement America’s radars on Guam and Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands.


Career submariner arrives in Japan to take helm of troubled 7th Fleet

Vice Adm. Phillip Sawyer, who most recently served as Pacific Fleet’s deputy commander, assumed command Wednesday when Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin was relieved “due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command,” the Navy said.


Navy awards $78 million contract for Marine Corps firing-range complex on Guam

Black Construction Corp. of Harmon will build the range at Northwest Field, a little-used airfield from World War II that is part of Andersen Air Force Base in the northern part of the Pacific U.S. territory. Eleven firms had bid on the job.


Hawaii center lets kids learn while having fun

Let’s from the get-go concede one problem with Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center: It’s hard to get a kid to leave this prepubescent paradise.


PACOM chief talks regional security with Philippine president, top officials

Adm. Harry Harris’ meetings with the Philippine defense secretary and chief of staff of the armed forces focused on upcoming bilateral U.S.-Philippine military engagements and military aid.


Army identifies missing Black Hawk crew members after suspending lengthy search

The Army has named the five missing crew members of the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter that crashed Aug. 15 in the waters off northwest Oahu.


Search area expands for missing soldiers involved in Black Hawk crash off Hawaii

Though debris was found from the UH-60 Black Hawk, there has been no sign of the two pilots and three crewmembers who were aboard when controllers lost radio contact with it about 10 p.m. The missing soldiers are from the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade based at Wheeler Army Airfield.


5 still missing after Army helicopter crashes in Hawaii; debris found

Searchers spent Wednesday retrieving wreckage from an Army helicopter that went missing the night before about 5 miles off the coast of northwest Oahu; however, no trace of the five crewmen had been found by mid-afternoon.


Commanders gather in Hawaii to discuss increasing Navy’s lethality

The Pacific Warfighters Symposium, held Monday and Tuesday at the joint base, came as tensions ratcheted up between the United States and North Korea, which had threatened to launch a missile near Guam, a U.S. territory.