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Oahu’s Kukaniloko Birthstones State Monument offers the chance to explore the birthplace of Hawaiian royalty

Treading the five-acre Kukaniloko Birthstones State Monument is to stroll upon the bellybutton of Oahu island.

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A sense of fading voices and sunset imbues 77th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack

An atmosphere of vanishing time permeated the Friday morning ceremony at Pearl Harbor commemorating the 77th anniversary of the Dec. 7, 1941, surprise attack on Oahu by Japan.


Navy ships steam through Taiwan Strait in prelude to US-China talks at G-20 summit

A pair of Navy ships sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday, just days before President Donald Trump is expected to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping during the Group of 20 summit in Argentina.


USO's Holidays for Heroes event brings 'a touch of home' to Hawaii-based servicemembers

USO Hawaii will host events on Oahu throughout December to bring a bit of extra cheer to servicemembers separated from friends and family during the holiday season.


Navy searching for USS Antietam advancement exams lost in mail

In a statement provided Thursday by Task Force 70, Capt. George Kessler said that the exams had been tracked to a flight departing Nov. 13 from Osan AMC Terminal to Yokota Air Base in Tokyo and then delivered to FMC Yokohama.


Attack-sub maintenance logjam cost Navy $1.5 billion, GAO report finds

According to a new report, attack submarines have incurred 10,363 days — more than 28 years — of cumulative idle time and maintenance delays due to lags in getting into and out of shipyards since 2008.


House votes to make Pearl Harbor a stand-alone memorial site

The World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument was established in 2008, bringing together the Alaska and California sites with five in Pearl Harbor: the USS Arizona Memorial, USS Oklahoma Memorial, USS Utah Memorial, Battleship Row and Ford Island.


Navy’s revolutionary Sea Hunter drone ship being tested out of Pearl Harbor

The first prototype of the Navy’s submarine-hunting catamaran-style drone ship is undergoing testing out of Pearl Harbor this month.


Plaque unveiled at Hawaii WWI monument honors centennial ‘doughboys,’ sailors

Shortly before its unveiling Friday on the façade of the 90-year-old Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial, Army Reservist Col. Kenneth Tafao told the small audience that the plaque “captures the spirit of World War I and the horrible conditions” troops faced – including chemical warfare and endless days in muddy trenches.


Two Alaska soldiers found dead in their homes in separate incidents

Spc. Mason James Guckavan, 21, died of a gunshot wound while in his barracks Oct. 26 at Fort Wainwright, while the body of Sgt. Andrew James Washington, 28, was discovered by personnel with the military and Anchorage Police Department on Oct. 25.


US troops arrive on typhoon-ravaged Tinian to assist with recovery efforts

The Northern Mariana Islands of Tinian and Saipan bore the brunt of Super Typhoon Yutu, which packed sustained winds of up to 180 mph. The U.S. troops arrived on Tinian Sunday through Tuesday and are working out of the island’s small international airport.