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Pearl warships in pushback against Chinese claims

Pearl Harbor warships are seeing their share of Chinese man-made islands in the South China Sea, with the destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer recently conducting the sixth U.S. Navy “freedom of navigation” operation near the contested isles this year — angering China every time. Read more

UH to get Navy ROTC program for first time

Navy Secretary Richard Spencer has approved the creation of the first-ever Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps program at the University of Hawaii after many years of interest, U.S. Sens. Mazie Hirono and Brian Schatz announced Wednesday. Read more

‘Sentry Aloha’ training has skies buzzing

Four F-22 Raptor fighters roared off the reef runway at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport Wednesday morning, tracing a near vertical path skyward that quickly took them to 16,000 feet before heading over Oahu for training north of the island. Read more

Arizona Memorial to reopen Sunday

For the first time in 15 months, visitors to the USS Arizona Memorial on Sunday will be able to step foot on the iconic memorial to the bitter loss and valiant defense of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. Read more

USS Arizona Memorial repairs near completion

The long wait for the USS Arizona Memorial to reopen to walk-on visits is ending soon, with a new anchoring system drilled firmly into the seafloor to keep a formerly wayward floating access dock in place, officials say. Read more

Hawaii Supreme Court modifies requirements for Pohakuloa land

A state Circuit Court judge correctly ruled that the Department of Land and Natural Resources breached its trust duties to care for ceded lands at Pohakuloa Training Area on Hawaii island used by the military, the Hawaii Supreme Court determined Friday. Read more

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