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Three civilians detained at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for possessing training mortar round

The men, who did not have authorized access to the base, attempted to enter Nimitz Gate at about 10:30 p.m., according to a base statement released Wednesday.

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Six B-52 bombers heading to Indian Ocean island amid Iran tensions, report says

The Pentagon on Monday ordered six B-52 bombers deployed to Diego Garcia, a British-controlled island in the Indian Ocean, for possible operations against Iran, CNN reported Monday.


Alaska base to receive first three F-35A stealth fighters in coming months

The 354th Fighter Wing in Alaska will receive its first three F-35A Lightning II stealth fighters early this year, a number expected to grow to 54 within two years, the wing’s commander said.


Navy helicopter airlifts ill cruise ship passenger to Hawaii hospital

The male passenger, who was experiencing “abdominal distress,” was hoisted from the Grand Princess, which was about 210 miles northwest of Hawaii Island on New Year's Day.


Two-decade uptick in Army suicide rates not linked to combat, study suggests

Researchers from the University of Hawaii and the Defense Department examined records dating to 1819, the first such in-depth look at military suicide rates. The Army was chosen to review because it is the nation’s largest service branch.


Wanted: Eyewitnesses to the Japanese surrender aboard the USS Missouri

Organizers for an event planned next year for the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II are searching for veterans who were aboard the USS Missouri where Japan officially surrendered.


Unaccountable: A Vietnam veteran's 10-year quest to bring his soldier home

Pushing through dense foliage toward the site of the bygone ambush, Michael McDonald-Low felt like he was floating through time.


‘Hard act to follow’: Pearl Harbor veterans become rare gems as ranks thin 78 years after tragedy

This year, the roughly dozen survivors attending were so few they were seated on a raised platform in front of the audience, becoming more objects of high esteem than mere observers of the somber anniversary ceremony.


Tricare billing glitch leaves some customers with maxed-out credit cards

About 75,000 Tricare customers were overcharged for monthly premiums on Thursday, in some cases 100 times more than the actual amount owed.


Sailor who killed two and himself at Pearl Harbor Navy Shipyard reportedly faced nonjudicial punishment

Gabriel Romero – the sailor who fatally shot two people at Pearl Harbor before killing himself – was unhappy with his commanders, facing nonjudicial punishment and had been undergoing counseling, a U.S. military official said Friday.


Pearl Harbor shipyard shooter identified as 22-year-old assigned to submarine USS Columbia

A sailor who shot three civilian shipyard workers Wednesday, killing two and then himself, has been identified as 22-year-old Gabriel Romero, according to The Associated Press.