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US General: We’ll Fly Where International Rules Allow AP

US General: We’ll Fly Where International Rules Allow

Top commander in region says no changes have occurred since North Korea’s assertion it could shoot down U.S. bombers.

Kin Of Fallen Japanese Soldiers Pay Respects At Pearl Harbor AP

Kin Of Fallen Japanese Soldiers Pay Respects At Pearl Harbor

“We used to be the enemy, but now are the closest of friends,” says one of about three dozen visitors.

Final Two Soldiers In Helicopter Crash Declared Dead By Army Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Final Two Soldiers In Helicopter Crash Declared Dead By Army

UPDATED: Here’s a look at all five of the crew members who died when the Black Hawk went down off Oahu on Aug. 15.

US Shoots Down Medium-Range Ballistic Missile In Hawaii Test AP

US Shoots Down Medium-Range Ballistic Missile In Hawaii Test

The missile fired from Kauai on Tuesday night was intercepted by another fired from the destroyer USS John Paul Jones.

Military Buildup Is A Boost For Pearl Harbor Shipyard Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Military Buildup Is A Boost For Pearl Harbor Shipyard

Amid rising tensions in Asia, hundreds of workers are being hired and aging dry dock facilities are being replaced.

Military Suspends Search For Five Soldiers Missing In Helicopter Crash Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Military Suspends Search For Five Soldiers Missing In Helicopter Crash

A multi-agency searched an area of about 68,000 nautical miles, but found no signs of the missing crew.

5 Missing After Army Helicopter Goes Down KITV

5 Missing After Army Helicopter Goes Down

Search crews found parts of a fuselage and a helmet in the debris field west of Kaena Point off Oahu

Hot Talk Between Trump, North Korea Could Put Hawaii On The Front Line Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hot Talk Between Trump, North Korea Could Put Hawaii On The Front Line

How might growing tensions affect Hawaii? In addition to risks of missile attacks, local military bases would likely serve as staging areas in a conflict.

Congress OKs Big Boost In GI Bill College Aid For Veterans AP

Congress OKs Big Boost In GI Bill College Aid For Veterans

Better access to higher education could be life-changing for many people in Hawaii and could also provide a boost for the state economy.

Fighting Back: This Former Navy Officer Isn’t Rolling Over In The Fat Leonard Bribery Case U.S. Marine Corps, Pacific

Fighting Back: This Former Navy Officer Isn’t Rolling Over In The Fat Leonard Bribery Case

The widening criminal investigation into Malaysian defense contractor Leonard “Fat Leonard” Francis has already ensnared dozens of top naval officers, many from the Hawaii-based Pacific Command.

Military’s Handling Of Mental Health Issues May Be On Trial In Terrorism Case AP

Military’s Handling Of Mental Health Issues May Be On Trial In Terrorism Case

An attorney wants a full mental health examination for Ikaika Kang, a Hawaii soldier charged with trying to support the Islamic State.

Schatz Announces Big Increase In Military Spending For Hawaii U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Schatz Announces Big Increase In Military Spending For Hawaii

If a subcommittee’s Thursday vote holds up, the islands would see $266 million in spending in fiscal year 2018, up from $197 million.

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