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73rd Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Attack

Pearl Harbor Survivor Pat Duncan and National Park Services historian Daniel Martinez render honors at the USS Arizona Memorial during the 72nd Anniversary Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration. Pearl Harbor survivors and distinguished guests visited the memorial for the presentation of wreaths. More than 2,500 guests, including Pearl Harbor survivors and other veterans, attended the National Park Service and U.S. Navy-hosted joint memorial ceremony at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Mon

Dec. 7, 1941 is a day that America will never forget. Claiming more than 2,400 American lives, 21 ships sunk or damaged, and more than 300 aircraft lost, the attack on Pearl Harbor goes down as one of the worst attacks on American soil. The Japanese attack came in two waves. During the first wave, six Japanese carriers launched 181 planes carrying torpedo bombers, dive bombers, horizontal bombers and fighters. Only 30 minutes later 170 more aircraft launched their attack on the Harbor. The U.S. was able to repair all but three of the ships sunk or damaged.

Healy Tibbits Builders Awarded $10.3m Task Order

Healy Tibbitts Builders, Inc., Aiea, Hawaii, is being awarded $10,306,914 for firm-fixed-price Task Order #0017 under a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award construction contract (N62742-04-D-1300) for repair of Wharf K9 at the Fleet and Industrial Supply Center, Pearl Harbor.Work will be performed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and is expected to be completed by July 2008.Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Three proposals were received for this task order. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, is the contracting activity.

Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company Awarded $11.5m Contract

Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company, Inc., Honolulu, Hawaii, is being awarded $11.5m for firm-fixed-price Task Order #0007 under a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity multiple award construction contract (N62742-04-D-1302) for repair and improvements of Bravo Docks 12, 13, and 14 at Naval Station, Pearl Harbor.Work will be performed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and is expected to be completed by April 2009.Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Hawaii, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, is the contracting activity.

Nova Group Secures Contract

Nova Group, Incorporated of Napa, Calif., is being awarded an $11,720,000 firm-fixed-price contract for consolidated drydock projects at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility, Hawaii. Work will be performed at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and is expected to be completed by September 2004 for Project A, and March 2004 for Project B. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured with eighteen proposals solicited and two offers were received. The Pacific Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii is the contracting activity.

Pearl Harbor Joins Partnership of the Americas

Sailors aboard dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) man the rails as a tugboat assigned to Naval Station Pearl Harbor guides the ship into Pearl Harbor. USS Pearl Harbor is currently in port to honor those who valiantly fought to defend the island of Oahu during the attack on December 7, 1941. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James E. USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) departed Naval Station San Diego on March 28 to begin their role in a U.S. Navy Task Group conducting Partnership of the Americas (POA) 2007. POA 2007 is a U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command deployment designed to support the U.S. Southern Command…

Mighty Mo Returns from Drydock

The USS Missouri leaves drydock after 12 weeks and $18 million worth of maintenance and preservation work in Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and returns home to Pier Foxtrot-5 on Battleship Row. The Mighty Mo drycoking project began on Oct. 14, 2009. Photo credit: USS Missouri Memorial Association

Ship-shape following 12 weeks and $18m worth of maintenance and preservation work in Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard’s largest drydock facility, the Battleship Mo. returned Jan. 7 to her home pier near the USS Arizona Memorial along Pearl Harbor’s Battleship Row. The Mighty Mo’s return once again brings full circle the story that begins with the day of infamy that saw the sinking of USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor and ends with Imperial Japan’s unconditional surrender aboard USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay.

BAE Systems Hawaii Awarded $7.8m

BAE Systems Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, is being awarded a $7,842,302 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-06-C-4408) for the USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) repair availability.  This repair availability modification consists of 67 various work items for various ship repairs, modifications and alterations to be performed in a three-month repair availability.  Work will be performed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and is expected to completed in December 2011.  Contract funds of $9,641,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard & IMF, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, is the contracting activity.  

Nova Group Recipient of $7.2m Navy Contract

Nova Group, Inc., Napa, Calif., is being awarded $7,205,200 for firm-fixed price task order #0011 under a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award construction contract (N62742-04-D-1301) for Drydock No. 1 repair of wall leaks and deteriorated concrete on walls at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility. Work will be performed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and is expected to be completed by October June 2008. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Three proposals were received for this task order. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Hawaii, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, is the contracting activity.

Latest DofD Navy Drydocking Contract

USS Chafee: Photo courtesy of USN

BAE Systems Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, is being awarded a Department of Defense, Navy, $12,820,427 modification to previously awarded contract (N0024-06-C-4408) for repairs to the 'USS Chafee' (DDG 90). This repair modification consists of 106 work items for the USS Chafee scheduled fiscal 2013 dry-docking availability. Work will be performed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and is expected to complete in February 2014. Navy contract funds in the amount of $12,820,427 will be obligated at the time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

USS Chosin Departs Hawaii

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (July 25, 2005) - Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Davian Begay casts off a mooring line as the guided missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG 65) departs Naval Station Pearl Harbor for a regularly scheduled deployment. Chosin deployed as part of Expeditionary Strike Group One (ESG-1) in support of the Global War on Terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Journalist 3rd Class Ryan C. McGinley (RELEASED)

This Day in Naval History – May 13

1908 - Navy Nurse Corps established. 1908 - Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, later called Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, was officially established in the Territory of Hawaii as a coaling station for U.S. Navy ships transiting the Pacific Ocean. 1943 - Bureau of Navigation renamed Bureau of Naval Personnel 1945 - Aircraft from fast carrier task force begin 2-day attack on Kyushu airfields, Japan 1964 - Organization and deployment of world's first all nuclear-powered task group, USS Enterprise, USS Long Beach, and USS Bainbridge, to Sixth Fleet (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Navy History

1843 - USS Michigan is launched at Erie, Penn. Michigan is America's first iron-hulled warship, as well as the first prefabricated ship. 1941 - USS Lexington (CV 2) sails with Task Force 12 to transport Marine aircraft to Midway, leaving no carriers at Pearl Harbor only days before the attack on Pearl Harbor. For more information about Naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at www.history.navy.mil

This Day in Naval History – May 13

1908 - Navy Nurse Corps established. 1908 - Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, later called Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, was officially established in the Territory of Hawaii as a coaling station for U.S. Navy ships transiting the Pacific Ocean. 1943 - Bureau of Navigation renamed Bureau of Naval Personnel 1945 - Aircraft from fast carrier task force begin 2-day attack on Kyushu airfields, Japan 1964 - Organization and deployment of world's first all nuclear-powered task group, USS Enterprise, USS Long Beach, and USS Bainbridge, to Sixth Fleet (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History - Dec. 05

From the Navy News Service 1843 - USS Michigan is launched at Erie, Penn. Michigan is America's first iron-hulled warship, as well as the first prefabricated ship. 1941 - USS Lexington (CV 2) sails with Task Force 12 to transport Marine aircraft to Midway, leaving no carriers at Pearl Harbor only days before the attack on Pearl Harbor.

CVN74 Departs Pearl Harbor

Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) prepares to pull into Pearl Harbor. Stennis returns to the United States after a 7.5-month-long deployment to promote peace, regional cooperation and stability while supporting the global war on terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ron Reeves (RELEASED)

Remembering Pearl Harbor

Fred Hill the Vice President of the Mayport Fleet Reserve Association Branch 290 renders honors for departed shipmates during a Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason Trevett)

Powerful Radar Visits Pearl Harbor

The military at Pearl Harbor is taking strict security measures to protect a $900 million floating missile defense radar rig, according to an Associated Press report. The Coast Guard is prohibiting anyone without prior permission from entering a 500-yard security zone around the ship. The 280-foot tall Sea-Based X-band Radar is so powerful it can identify baseball-sized objects from thousands of miles away. The radar is designed to tell the difference between decoys and real missile warheads, making it a critical component of the U.S. military’s effort to track and intercept missiles that may target the United States or its allies. The radar platform sailed from Texas aboard the MV Blue Marlin.

Heavy Lift Vessel Enters Pearl Harbor with SBX

The heavy lift vessel MV Blue Marlin enters Pearl Harbor, Hawaii with the Sea Based X-Band Radar (SBX) aboard after completing a 15,000-mile journey from Corpus Christi, Texas. SBX is a combination of the world’s largest phased array X-band radar carried aboard a mobile, ocean-going semi-submersible oil platform. It will provide the nation with highly advanced ballistic missile detection and will be able to discriminate a hostile warhead from decoys and countermeasures. SBX will undergo minor modifications, post-transit maintenance and routine inspections in Pearl Harbor before completing its voyage to its homeport of Adak, Alaska in the Aleutian Islands. Source: NavNews U.S. Navy photo by Journalist 2nd Class Ryan C. McGinley

Pearl Harbor Shipyard Earns OSHA VPP 'Star'

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) gave final approval May 31 for Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard to participate as a "Star" in its Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP). Star status is the highest rating attainable under the OSHA-run programs and recognizes organizations for excellence in health and safety in the workplace. The rate of employee injuries and illnesses at VPP sites are typically less than half the average of their respective industries. The Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard is the only DoD organization to currently rate Star distinction within OSHA's Region IX, which encompasses California, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii, Guam and American Samoa. OSHA's approval makes Pearl Harbor the fourth naval shipyard and the sixth DoD Star site in the nation.

USS Pearl Harbor Arrives in Panama

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Alexia M. USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) arrived in Vasco Nunez de Balboa on Aug. 25 after completing a series of theater security cooperation events with Central American partner nations during Partnership of the Americas (POA) 2007. While in Panama, Pearl Harbor and other POA units participated in a joint and multinational training Exercise, PANAMAX 2007, tailored to the defense and security of the Panama Canal. “PANAMAX provides realistic training opportunities for forces operating in multinational environments,” said Cmdr. Victor Cooper, Pearl Harbor commanding officer. Sea, ground and air force personnel and observers from 20 countries…

NASSCO Begins Dry Docking Portion of $20M Repair

SAN DIEGO – General Dynamics NASSCO has begun the dry docking portion of a $20 million repair effort for the USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52). The 610-foot amphibious warship has been docked at NASSCO’s Berth 4 for above the waterline repairs since January 24. This next phase in the ship’s repair will involve removing the ship from the water and placing it in dry dock to enable extensive work to be performed to the vessel’s shafting system and exterior hull. “While the floating drydock is occupied by two Navy frigates…

Camacho Returns to His Roots

December 7, 1941, "A day that will live in infamy," is undoubtedly a defining moment in U.S. history. The day the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor is again in the public eye with the recent release of Touchstone Pictures' epic Pearl Harbor this past Memorial Day weekend. While the movie provides an interpreted portrayal of those events, no rendition could possibly compare it to a first-hand account. Having lived through the attack as an eight-year-old boy, Retired Admiral Dick Camacho, remembers the day as one that left many people living in fear. Camacho, who now serves as senior vice president for Government Business at United States Marine Repair (USMR)…

Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Visits Naval Station Pearl Harbor

By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael A. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace, visited more than 500 military personnel assigned to commands throughout the Pearl Harbor area Aug. 17 for an all hands call at Sharkey Theater on Naval Station Pearl Harbor as part of his tour of military bases on the island of Oahu. The visit was part of Pace’s tour of military bases to thank military personnel for all they have done during his 40-year military career. “I have come a long way to say what is most important – thank you,” said Pace. Through his hour-long speech and response to questions, Pace regularly spoke on his admiration for the men and women who serve the country and their role in how the country operates. “Your job is important.

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