U.S. Navy Rear Adm. John Wade, Joint Task Force-Red Hill (JTF-RH) Commander, addresses the media onboard Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH), Hawaii, on Oct. 24, 2022. US Army Photo
The White House nominated Rear Adm. John Wade, the Navy official overseeing the closure of Hawaii’s Red Hill Fuel Facility, to the rank of vice admiral, the Department of Defense announced Wednesday.
Joshua Kaufman, Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Pearl Harbor Supervisory Distribution Facilities Specialist, and other NAVSUP FLC Pearl Harbor Fuel Distribution System Specialists open tank valves aboard U.S. Navy Fuel Oil Barge (YON 328) during an unpacking operation at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH), Hawaii, on Oct. 28, 2022. U.S. Army Photo
The Joint Task Force – Red Hill completely removed fuel from three pipelines at the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility, one of the steps in defueling and closing the space. Read More
Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center Pearl Harbor fuel distribution system workers turn a valve to begin unpacking F76 marine diesel fuel during an unpacking operation onboard Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH), Hawaii, on Oct. 27, 2022. U.S. Marine Corps Photo
The Navy is looking to potentially reuse the tanks left behind following a complete closure of the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility, according to the closure plan released by the sea service Tuesday. Read More
Joint Task Force-Red Hill (JTF-RH) and Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility (RHBFSF) leaders listen to a subject matter expert during a tour of the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility (RHBFSF) in Halawa, Hawaii, Sept. 20, 2022. US Army Photo
Joint Task Force Red Hill is set to start draining jet and marine diesel fuel from three pipelines at the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility on Tuesday, Navy officials confirmed Monday. Read More
Matt Cornman, a Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command contractor, performs a routine visual inspection on a Red Hill Well water pipe. US Navy Photo
Red Hill Bulk Fuel Facility unpacking operations should begin next week after a delay caused by a water main break on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Read More
Fuels director, LCDR Shannon Bencs walks a portion of the 7 miles of tunnels of the Red Hill Underground Fuel Storage Facility on July 17, 2020. US Navy Photo
This story has been updated to clarify that Joint Task Force – Red Hill is overseeing the unpacking and defueling of the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility.
A water main break on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickham Hawaii, has caused the Navy to delay the first step of removing approximately 1.16 million gallons of fuel from the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility. Read More
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin is briefed on the current status of defueling operations at Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility by U.S. Navy Rear Adm. John Wade, commander, Joint Task Force-Red Hill, on Sept. 30, 2022. DOD Photo
The Hawaii Department of Health cleared the Department of Defense to defuel three pipelines at the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility — one of the beginning phases in the DoD’s plan to remove all fuel from the site. Read More
Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command contractors Matt Cornman, front, and Jonathan Martinez perform a routine inspection on a water pipe that connects to a granular activated carbon system at the Red Hill Well on April 11, 2022. US Navy Photo
The Department of Defense projects the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility will be defueled six months earlier than previously announced, according to an update to the June 30 plan submitted Wednesday.