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SLIDESHOW: The Long Road Home Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

SLIDESHOW: The Long Road Home

The presumed remains of 55 casualties from the Korean War arrive in Honolulu as Vice President Mike Pence leads a repatriation ceremony.

Pence-Led Service Marks Arrival Of Presumed Korean War Dead AP

Pence-Led Service Marks Arrival Of Presumed Korean War Dead

UPDATED: The vice president comes to Honolulu for a ceremony as the remains of U.S. service members arrive from North Korea.

Caldwell Vetoes Military Property Tax Break Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Caldwell Vetoes Military Property Tax Break

Active duty service members “already receive substantial benefits for housing in our community,” the Honolulu mayor said.

Council OKs Property Tax Break For Active-Duty Military Personnel Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Council OKs Property Tax Break For Active-Duty Military Personnel

If signed by the mayor, the exemption would cost Honolulu an estimated $1 million a year.

Pearl Harbor Survivor Who Worked To Identify Remains Leaves Hawaii AP

Pearl Harbor Survivor Who Worked To Identify Remains Leaves Hawaii

He was a young sailor at the time of the attack. Now 97, he’s moving from the islands to Boise, Idaho.

What The North Korean Summit Means For Missile Defense In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

What The North Korean Summit Means For Missile Defense In Hawaii

Elected officials and experts say despite the easing of tensions there is still a need for improved defense capabilities in Hawaii.

How Tulsi Gabbard’s Fight Against War Is Affecting Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Tulsi Gabbard’s Fight Against War Is Affecting Hawaii

The Hawaii congresswoman has voted against the key military policy bill as a way to protest the U.S.’s decision to enter conflict in places such as Iraq, Yemen and Syria.

Military’s Live-Fire Training Ignites Resistance From Some Big Island Neighbors Jon Letman

Military’s Live-Fire Training Ignites Resistance From Some Big Island Neighbors

Pohakuloa Training Area, an Army-controlled site the size of Guam, is the largest U.S. military training ground in the Pacific.

Members Of Military Might Get A Property Tax Break Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Members Of Military Might Get A Property Tax Break

The Hawaii National Guard Enlisted Association helped Councilman Ernie Martin craft a bill to give military homeowners a $120,000 exemption.

Pentagon Salutes US-India Ties With Pacific Command Name Change AP

Pentagon Salutes US-India Ties With Pacific Command Name Change

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis announces the change at Pearl Harbor as he welcomes a new commander.

This New Military Spending Site Is Floundering Cory Lum/Civil Beat

This New Military Spending Site Is Floundering

The state launched a website to track defense dollars with the help of a federal grant. But now there’s no one keeping the site updated.

Hawaii Businesses Are Making Billions Off The Military Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Businesses Are Making Billions Off The Military

Hawaii is second only to Virginia in the amount of money that flows into the state through Defense Department spending.

Military in Hawaii