SBX Entering Pearl Harbor, October 2014

01/07/2015
01/07/2015: The SBX is a one of a kind radar deployed near Japan used for monitoring missile threats in the Pacific, notably from North Korea.  Credit:Commander Navy Region Hawaii:10/24/14 According an Hawaii News Now story published in 2011: The SBX-1 structure towers, 28 stories high. "It's similar to a Nimiz…

USS Mississippi Arrival in Pearl Harbor

12/02/2014
12/02/2014: The Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Mississippi (SSN 782) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Nov. 25, for a change of homeport from Commander, Submarine Squadron 4 in Groton, Conn. to Commander, Submarine Squadron 1. The arrival of Mississippi makes her the 4th Virginia-class submarine to be home ported in…

Ships Depart for Sea Phase, RIMPAC 2014

07/12/2014
07/12/2014: Several ships depart Pearl Harbor for the sea phase of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014. Departing ships included: USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7), USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112), HMCS Victoria, USS Cape St. George (CG 71), ROKS Wang Geon (DDH 978).  Credit: Commander U.S. THIRD Fleet, Public Affairs…

RIMPAC 2014: Harbor View

07/03/2014
07/03/2014: PEARL HARBOR (July 1, 2014) Aerial view of ships moored at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam and Oahu during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical…

Chinese ships visit Pearl Harbor-Hickam

09/08/2013
09/08/2013: Rear Adm. Wei Gang, Chief of Staff, North Sea Fleet (Head of Delegation) gives remarks during an arrival ceremony for three People's Liberation Army-Navy ships Luhu-class destroyer Qingdao (DDG 113), Jiangkai-class frigate Linyi (FFG 547) and a Fuqing-class fleet oiler as they arrive in Hawaii for a scheduled port…

Chinese Navy Ships Visit Pearl Harbor

09/08/2013
09/08/2013: Three ships from the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy visited Pearl Harbor, Hawaii from September 6th through the 9th. The visiting ships are the Qingdao, a Luhu-class destroyer, the Linyi, Jiangkai-class frigate, and the Hongzehu, a Fuqing-class fleet oiler. The ships are in Pearl Harbor for a military-to-military relationship…

RIMPAC 2012: USS Wasp

08/20/2012
08/20/2012: PEARL HARBOR (June 29, 2012) The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) transits the waters of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam during the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise. The USS Wasp and its role is being enhanced with the addition of new aviation assets, first the…