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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.

As Global Tensions Rise, Senators Grill Nominee For Navy Secretary U.S. Senate Photographic Studio

As Global Tensions Rise, Senators Grill Nominee For Navy Secretary

Armed Services Committee members ask Richard V. Spencer what he intends to do to rebuild U.S. military strength.

Navy’s Widening Bribery And Sex Scandal Has Many Hawaii Connections Kevin H. Tierney/U.S. Department of Defense

Navy’s Widening Bribery And Sex Scandal Has Many Hawaii Connections

A former Seventh Fleet commander from Oahu pleads guilty in Honolulu for concealing his relationship with a Malaysian defense contractor.

Ian Lind: Installing A Missile Defense System Is A Bad Idea U.S. Missile Defense Agency/Flickr

Ian Lind: Installing A Missile Defense System Is A Bad Idea

Pushing ahead with a missile defense system in Hawaii wouldn’t make us any safer, and could signal to North Korea and others that we aren’t interested in diffusing tensions.

Why A Big Boost In US Sea Power Could Be A Boon For Hawaii U.S. Navy, Keith DeVinney

Why A Big Boost In US Sea Power Could Be A Boon For Hawaii

More ships stationed in the islands could provide an economic boost — including high-paying jobs — for decades to come.

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.

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