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The Surprising State Of Military Unreadiness Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Surprising State Of Military Unreadiness

“We need to tell the truth about how unready we are,” says U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, an Oklahoma Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee.

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.'
Military in Hawaii