Wyatt Olson

Battered dog tag is family's precious bond to father identified from Korean War remains

Charles McDaniel, Jr. held onto a precious few things that made his father real. A handwritten letter and a single memory of his dad sweeping him up in his arms. Now there is the dog tag. “This was around my father’s neck,” he said with a tone of wonder that he could ever be this close to him.

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Japanese destroyer intercepts ballistic missile in Hawaii-based test

The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and Missile Defense Agency successfully completed an Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense intercept flight test, in cooperation with the Navy, off the coast of Kauai Island, the MDA said in a statement.

Hawaii-based ships sortie ahead of Tropical Storm Olivia

Tropical Storm Olivia — at times surging to a Category 1 hurricane during past days — is expected to arrive in the Hawaiian Islands Tuesday afternoon local time.

Alaska moose hunters rescued by Army National Guard helo crew

Soldiers with the Alaska Army National Guard’s 1-207th Aviation Battalion rescued the pilot and two hunters around 10 p.m. near the small town of St. Mary’s, about 450 miles west of Anchorage.

Hawaii eases rabies vaccination protocol for pets arriving in the state

A revision to the state’s rabies quarantine program that goes into effect Friday considerably reduces the post-vaccination waiting period pets require before being brought to Hawaii, which is the only rabies-free state in America.


Former Green Beret who jumped on D-Day celebrates 100th birthday with skydive

Blowing out 100 candles wasn’t good enough for Polito “Paul” Olivas, a 30-year Army veteran whose career took him through World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars.

Joint war games in Russia build on China’s effort to offset US military reach

China’s efforts to build an Asia-based military alliance to counter American power in the region took another step forward with unprecedented joint war games that began Friday in Russia.

Movement restricted on Oahu military bases as tropical storm approaches

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam and Marine Corps Base Hawaii have both entered Tropical Cyclone Condition of Readiness Level 1, which means destructive and sustained winds of 60 mph or more are possible within 12 hours.

Alaska Air Force exercise incorporates Global Hawk drone for first time

Red Flag-Alaska is a Pacific Air Forces-directed international training exercise that focuses on improving combat readiness and providing training for units preparing for air expeditionary force missions.

Navy, Air Force evacuate vessels and aircraft from path of Hawaii-bound hurricane

Tropical-storm force winds were expected to hit the Big Island by Wednesday evening, the National Weather Service said in an advisory. Damaging winds were forecast for Oahu — the site of most of the state’s military installations — as early as Thursday evening.

Video plea goes viral as search continues for missing USS Lake Erie sailor

The unidentified sailor failed to report for duty at 7 a.m. Sunday, at which the guided-missile cruiser’s crew began conducting man-overboard procedures and completed “multiple extensive searches” of the vessel.