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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.

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.
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