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Kevin Knodell

Rep. Kai Kahele Wants New Missile Defense Radar System On Kauai — Not Oahu Missile Defense Agency

Rep. Kai Kahele Wants New Missile Defense Radar System On Kauai — Not Oahu

The military is weighing putting a $1.9 billion defense radar on Oahu or Kauai after Hawaii’s congressional delegation thwarted a Pentagon attempt to defund the project last year.

Veterans Near End Of Fight To Return Barbers Point Memorial To West Oahu Courtesy: AMVETS

Veterans Near End Of Fight To Return Barbers Point Memorial To West Oahu

The AMVETS committee overseeing the effort hopes to have the memorial ready for the 79th anniversary of the Battle of Midway.

Military Has Begun Vaccinating Troops And Family Members From Age 16 Courtesy: Naval Health Clinic Hawaii

Military Has Begun Vaccinating Troops And Family Members From Age 16

Officials are registering people at Tripler and other military medical centers and setting up drive-thru clinics on bases.

The VA’s Pacific Island Director Wants Closer Cooperation With Tripler Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The VA’s Pacific Island Director Wants Closer Cooperation With Tripler

Dr. Adam Robinson wants the VA and the Army to better combine resources to help more patients since they already share the medical center in Honolulu.

Hawaii Lawmaker Wants Report On Military Seawall at Ewa Beach Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lawmaker Wants Report On Military Seawall at Ewa Beach

State officials have warned that a proposed seawall to protect the Marines’ Puuloa Range Training Facility would cause massive coastal erosion.

Military Spouses Hope For Easier Ways To Get Licensed To Work In Hawaii Courtesy: 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th In

Military Spouses Hope For Easier Ways To Get Licensed To Work In Hawaii

A House bill would expedite the licensing process for many military spouses, especially medical professionals, who have to move frequently.

Hundreds Of Military Vets Get COVID-19 Vaccines In Hawaii Kevin Knodell/Civil Beat/2021

Hundreds Of Military Vets Get COVID-19 Vaccines In Hawaii

Winter storms on the mainland disrupted the supply chain of vaccines to the island last week, officials said.

Military Health Chief Says Demand For COVID-19 Vaccine Outpacing Supply Tripler Army Medical Center

Military Health Chief Says Demand For COVID-19 Vaccine Outpacing Supply

Lt. Gen. Ron Place says he and other leaders are trying to understand why as many as a third of service members refused to take the vaccine.

Sen. Mazie Hirono To Chair Senate Subcommittee On Military Seapower CSPAN

Sen. Mazie Hirono To Chair Senate Subcommittee On Military Seapower

Hawaii is a central hub for Navy and Marine Corps operations as tensions rise between the U.S. and China.