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Warfighting Center’s new name honors Takai

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    “It is definitely Mark’s spirit — his aloha spirit — that we feel here today.”

    Sami Takai

    Widow of U.S. Rep. Mark Takai

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The U.S. Pacific Command hosted a dedication ceremony to rename the Ford Island Pacific Warfighting Center in honor of late U.S. Rep. Mark Takai for his many years of service to Hawaii, the United States and the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Adm. Harry Harris, above, head of U.S. Pacific Command, spoke during the ceremony.

Former U.S. Rep. Mark Takai was remembered Wednesday as a “true Pacific warrior, a true patriot and a true statesman” at a ceremony renaming the Pacific Warfighting Center on Ford Island in his name. Read more

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