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Red Hill Joint Task Force Commander Wade Nominated for Third Star

Red Hill Joint Task Force Commander Wade Nominated for Third Star

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.
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Fuel Completely Removed From Red Hill Pipes

Fuel Completely Removed From Red Hill Pipes

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

Navy Proposing Red Hill Closure Plan That Allows For Potential Reuse of Tanks

Navy Proposing Red Hill Closure Plan That Allows For Potential Reuse of Tanks

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

Red Hill Fuel to Stay at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickham, Says Task Force

Red Hill Fuel to Stay at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickham, Says Task Force

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

Red Hill to Start Removing Fuel From Pipes Next Week

Red Hill to Start Removing Fuel From Pipes Next Week

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

Red Hill Pipeline Defueling Delayed Due to Water Main Break

Red Hill Pipeline Defueling Delayed Due to Water Main Break

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

Hawaii to Allow DoD to Start Removing Fuel from Red Hill Pipelines

Hawaii to Allow DoD to Start Removing Fuel from Red Hill Pipelines

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

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