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What Would ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis Mean For Military-Heavy Hawaii? Courtesy of Sen. Mazie Hirono

What Would ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis Mean For Military-Heavy Hawaii?

Former Marine Gen. James Mattis is likely headed for confirmation as defense secretary. He met Friday with Sen. Mazie Hirono.

More Suits Filed Over Fears Of Toxic Soil At Marine Corps Base Hawaii Eric Pape/Civil Beat

More Suits Filed Over Fears Of Toxic Soil At Marine Corps Base Hawaii

Sixty-four military families are now suing over allegations of failure to disclose pesticide contamination.

Pilot Error, Lack Of Training Blamed For Deadly Marine Helicopter Crash Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pilot Error, Lack Of Training Blamed For Deadly Marine Helicopter Crash

UPDATED: The full report has been publicly released. The collision that claimed 12 lives in Hawaii highlights systemic problems that have plagued the Marine Corps’ heavy-lift helicopter program in recent years.

Marines May Add Aircraft Training On Forbidden Island And Kauai Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Marines May Add Aircraft Training On Forbidden Island And Kauai

The military is studying the possibility of creating places for pilots to train with Ospreys, aircraft that have been contentious elsewhere in Hawaii.

The Military Tries To Sell Itself As Positive Environmental Force Chad Blair/Civil Beat

The Military Tries To Sell Itself As Positive Environmental Force

The U.S. Army, Navy and Marines made a pitch to conservationists from around the world that they share the same goals. Not everyone is buying it.
IUCN Protesters: The Military Is Destroying The Planet Cory Lum/Civil Beat

IUCN Protesters: The Military Is Destroying The Planet

World Can't Wait-Hawaii and others say the conference militarization is major concern for the environment.
Navy Poised To Clean Pearl Harbor Sediment Contamination Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Navy Poised To Clean Pearl Harbor Sediment Contamination

The $60 million cleanup is an effort to create an environment that may make it again safe to eat the fish.
Hirono Says She’s ‘Fond Of Bernie,’ But Solid In Her Support of Clinton Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hirono Says She’s ‘Fond Of Bernie,’ But Solid In Her Support of Clinton

The U.S. senator speaks to the Civil Beat Editorial Board on a wide range of issues, including politics, the military and GMOs.
Getting Into Hot Water in the South China Sea Office of the Secretary of Defen

Getting Into Hot Water in the South China Sea

America is getting closer to the edge of conflict as a dispute between China and other Asia-Pacific nations escalates.
Living Hawaii: Where Life Isn’t as Expensive for Military Veterans Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Living Hawaii: Where Life Isn’t as Expensive for Military Veterans

The islands are a pretty good place for military retirees who are more insulated from the high cost of living than the rest of us.
Floating Military Radar a $2.2 Billion ‘Flop,’ LA Times Reports Marion Doss/U.S. Navy

Floating Military Radar a $2.2 Billion ‘Flop,’ LA Times Reports

Newspaper's study of Pentagon spending points at the waste in Sea-Based X-Band Radar, 'mothballed at Pearl Harbor.'
Asia Matters: RIMPAC and Chinese Spies U.S. Navy/RIMPAC

Asia Matters: RIMPAC and Chinese Spies

Are we surprised that a Chinese ship is dogging U.S. forces during a major military exercise?

January 2017

Friday, January 6

What Would ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis Mean For Military-Heavy Hawaii?

December 2016

Wednesday, December 14

More Suits Filed Over Fears Of Toxic Soil At Marine Corps Base Hawaii

October 2016

Tuesday, October 25

Pilot Error, Lack Of Training Blamed For Deadly Marine Helicopter Crash

Friday, October 7

Marines May Add Aircraft Training On Forbidden Island And Kauai

September 2016

Thursday, September 15

The Military Tries To Sell Itself As Positive Environmental Force

Saturday, September 3

IUCN Protesters: The Military Is Destroying The Planet

May 2016

Monday, May 9

Navy Poised To Clean Pearl Harbor Sediment Contamination

March 2016

Friday, March 25

Hirono Says She’s ‘Fond Of Bernie,’ But Solid In Her Support of Clinton

June 2015

Monday, June 1

Getting Into Hot Water in the South China Sea

May 2015

Tuesday, May 26

Living Hawaii: Where Life Isn’t as Expensive for Military Veterans

April 2015

Monday, April 6

Floating Military Radar a $2.2 Billion ‘Flop,’ LA Times Reports

July 2014

Thursday, July 24

Asia Matters: RIMPAC and Chinese Spies

March 2014

Friday, March 14

In the Shadows: How Serious Is the Military Sex Assault Problem in Hawaii?

November 2013

Friday, November 8

Veterans Day Ceremony for Japanese-American Soldiers of World War II

July 2013

Monday, July 8

Bow Ties, Spies and Money: A Look Inside Hawaii’s Intel Community

June 2013

Wednesday, June 26

Reporter’s Diary: How I Got Probed at the NSA

Wednesday, June 19

Are Hawaii Kids Equipped for Careers in the Military?

April 2012

Thursday, April 19

Hawaii Could Establish a Veterans Court

February 2012

Sunday, February 5

Hawaii in Afghanistan

Mission to Nari

December 2011

Thursday, December 15

Young Hawaii Veterans Face Post-Iraq Joblessness

Wednesday, December 14

Hawaii to Iraq and Back, No Easy Road

November 2011

Tuesday, November 22

Hawaii Defense Cuts Loom After Super Committee Implodes

Thursday, November 3

Hanabusa: Time for U.S. To Leave Afghanistan

October 2011

Thursday, October 13

Panetta to Hanabusa on Military’s Future: ‘You’ve Got to Be Damn Flexible’

Tuesday, October 4

Army Can’t Say Whether Hawaii Seafood Is Safe

August 2011

Saturday, August 20

Sex, Booze and Firefighting

July 2011

Wednesday, July 13

Hawaii Redistricting Panel Braces for Legal Challenge

June 2011

Wednesday, June 29

Hawaii Panel Votes to Include Military, Students

Thursday, June 23

Afghanistan Drawdown Won’t Affect Hawaii Soldiers — For Now

Friday, June 17

Counting Residents Begs the Question: Who’s Local?

Wednesday, June 15

Oahu Redistricting Panel: Military Should Count

Thursday, June 2

Military Spending in Hawaii Tops $12 Billion, Surpasses Tourism

May 2011

Monday, May 9

UH To Study Post-Deployment Experience of National Guard Spouses

April 2011

Thursday, April 21

Student Veterans At UH Snub Their Own Forum

March 2011

Wednesday, March 30

One Marine Dead, Three Hurt After Hawaii Helicopter Crash

Friday, March 18

U.S. Admiral: Helping Japan With Nuclear Crisis Is “Highest Priority”

Tuesday, March 15

Why Navy Ships Stayed Docked in Pearl Harbor During Hawaii Tsunami

December 2010

Tuesday, December 21

Hawaii’s War: National Guard, Reservists Face Hardships at Home

Friday, December 17

My Participation in Healing the Trauma of War Program

The Effects of War

November 2010

Saturday, November 6

Q&A: Daniel Ellsberg, the Man Behind the Pentagon Papers

Military in Hawaii