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Defense Secretary Austin to Meet with Red Hill Team in Hawaii

Defense Secretary Austin to Meet with Red Hill Team in Hawaii

A firefighter, attached to Federal Fire Department Hawaii, conducts environmental testing during a spill response exercise at the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility on Sept. 22, 2022. US Navy Photo

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin will travel to Hawaii to meet with Indo-Pacific partners and get an update on the effort to defuel the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility, a Pentagon spokesman announced Tuesday. Read More

Pentagon Accelerates Red Hill Defueling by Six Months

Pentagon Accelerates Red Hill Defueling by Six Months

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.

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Navy to Put $14.9 Million Toward Hawaii Watershed Protection After Red Hill Leak

Navy to Put $14.9 Million Toward Hawaii Watershed Protection After Red Hill Leak

Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro is shown some of the items highlighted in the third-party assessment of the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility in Hawaii on June 13, 2022. U.S. Navy Photo

The Navy plans to put $14.9 million toward helping the Pearl Harbor Aquifer, the most recent effort in the sea service’s steps to regain the trust of the Hawaiian people after a leak at the Red Hill Fuel Facility polluted drinking water. Read More

Marines Pitching Service as Western Pacific Recon Asset for Combined Joint Force

Marines Pitching Service as Western Pacific Recon Asset for Combined Joint Force

Marine Corps Cpl. Alexander Tran, intelligence specialist with 1st Battalion, 12th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, launches a RQ-20B Puma at Pōhakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, July 20, 2022. US Marine Corps Photo

MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII — As the Marine Corps reshapes its force for a future conflict in the Western Pacific, the service is refining how to meet the reconnaissance mission for the wider U.S. military. Read More

Marines Stand Up First Marine Littoral Regiment

Marines Stand Up First Marine Littoral Regiment

Marines with 3d Marine Littoral Regiment, 3d Marine Division present arms during the redesignation ceremony of 3d Marines to 3d MLR aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii, March 3, 2022. US Marine Corps Photo

The Marine Corps this week formally converted its Hawaii-based regiment into the 3rd Marine Littoral Regiment, taking another step in the pursuit of its new island-hopping strategy in the Indo-Pacific. Read More

Pentagon Wants Delay in Draining Red Hill in Interest of National Security, DoD Leaders Say

Pentagon Wants Delay in Draining Red Hill in Interest of National Security, DoD Leaders Say

Lt. Cmdr. Travis Myers, Red Hill Recovery Filtration System lead, Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command, gives media a tour of the Red Hill on Jan. 28, 2022. US Navy Photo

The Pentagon wants more time to weigh its options before it complies with an order from the Hawaii state government to drain the fuel out of a strategically important resupply hub at Red Hill, department officials said this week. Read More

USS Daniel Inouye Commissioned in Hawaii

USS Daniel Inouye Commissioned in Hawaii

Sailors assigned to the U.S. Navy’s newest guided-missile destroyer, the future USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118), wait to disembark the ship upon arrival Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Nov. 18. US Navy Photo

On Wednesday, the plank owners of USS Daniel Inouye (DDG-118) ran aboard the Navy’s newest commissioned ship as music blared in the background. Read More