3rd Radio Battalion Marines conduct rescue on the Waimanalo Mountains
March 2, 2018 — Late night on Jan. 7, 2018, a lost hiker was sought out by Hawaii Police Department search-and-rescue teams on the Waimanalo Mountains and was eventually found. However, the helicopter team could not navigate through due to powerlines.
The rescue was put on hold until the next morning when ground personnel could reach her during the day. This did not settle well for the victim’s family members and a call to action was echoed.
MCBH constructs modern barracks for future Service members
March 2, 2018 — Two barracks were torn down last year in order for a larger housing complex to be built in their place aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
Construction on the project began in April 2017 and residents are expected to begin moving into the building in February 2019.
NASA flies science missions over Hawaii, operating from MCBH
February 28, 2018 — Scientists with NASA conducted a science flight from Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH), Feb. 2, 2018.
The team operates from Marine Corps Air Station, Kaneohe Bay (MCAS), running data collection missions on any day that the weather supports flights.
PMO works to dispose of abandoned vehicles on base
February 16, 2018 — U.S. Marines and Sailors coming to their first duty station may want to purchase a vehicle for transportation. However, problems can arise over time that lead to some abandoning their vehicles on base.
DDPP provides service to Marine Corps Base Hawaii
February 8, 2018 — Weekends are the time for U.S. Marines and Sailors aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii to enjoy their time off work. However, those drinking alcohol should always be responsible and have a plan to return safely home. This is where the Drunk Driving Prevention Program comes in.
ARFF conducts ‘Wheel Fire’ training
February 8, 2018 — A sunny day with nothing out of the ordinary is the usual weather for aircraft landing aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii, but that can all change immediately if they were to experience a malfunction. When that kind of call comes, the Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) with Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay (MCAS) is first on sight already reacting to the situation.
Semper Fit holds grand reopening of HITT center
February 5, 2018 — Semper Fit staff alongside Col. Raul Lianez, the base commanding officer of Marine Corps Base Hawaii, held the grand reopening of the base’s High Intensity Tactical Training Center at the Semper Fit gym, MCBH, Feb. 2, 2017.
MWDs and their partners keep guard aboard MCBH
February 1, 2018 — Aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH), the K-9 unit assigned to the Provost Marshal’s Office (PMO) keeps a close nose to the ground to help preserve the peace while also projecting their presence as a deterrent from hostile intent.
4th Force Recon prepares students for BRC
January 29, 2018 — Reconnaissance Marines with Detachment 4th Force Reconnaissance Company hosted amphibious training events as part of a preparation course for prospective Reconnaissance Marines at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Jan. 22-23, 2018.