Marine Corps Base Hawaii - The Ulupa’u Crater Range serves as an integral part of military training operations for Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH), providing military personnel with the skills necessary for combat. MCBH is committed to its role as stewards of the land it is responsible for and protecting the environment while also meeting the operational demands necessary to train. MCBH dedicates personnel and resources to maintain a safe and secure training environment. One safety measure that has been implemented as part of our commitment to safety is the use of the Water Cannon Secondary Fire Suppression System.
Marine Corps Base Hawaii – In a fast-paced world full of uncertainty and risks, the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program teaches students proactive decision-making skills to help them lead safe and healthy lives. Students from Mokapu Elementary were taught how to overcome peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives in a series of classroom lessons by Marine Corps Base Hawaii Provost Marshals Officers.
Marine Corps Base Hawaii - Throughout the month of April, in celebration of Earth Month, Marine Corps Base Hawaii’s Environmental Compliance and Protection Division (ECPD) hosted various events that service members and base residents participated in while learning environmentally conscious habits. These events represent the installation’s commitment to the sustainability and conservation of natural resources and the environment.
Along the vast, sun-bathed tarmac of Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, stands a lone fire station, readily awaiting the call to action. It is here that Gunnery Sgt. David Waterfield, Jr. has made his mark as the training chief for MCAS Kaneohe Bay Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF). Waterfield’s commitment to excellence has not only earned him respect in the eyes of his peers but also organizational-wide recognition as the 2023 Marine Corps Fire and Emergency Services Fire Officer of the Year.


Cadets and Canines: SNCOA Hawaii conducts a three-day Leadership Symposium for Junior ROTC
The Staff Noncommissioned Officer Academy brings students from Kapolei High School’s Marine Corps Junior ROTC to observe a K-9 demonstration with the Marine Corps Base Hawaii Provost Marshal Office during the SNCOA Leadership Symposium at MCBH, July 2, 2024. The SNCOA organized its first annual Leadership Symposium, a three-day leadership training focused on promoting community relations and teaching Marine Corps leadership. The symposium included training with KHS’s MC Junior ROTC, leadership classes, demonstrations by dog handlers, and a critical-thinking boat activity. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Taylor Von Sanders-Frazer)
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MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII – From Feb. 14-15, 2024, Marines and civilians from Marine Corps Base Hawaii’s Environmental Compliance and Protection Division, along with environmental experts from the State Department of Health Office of Hazard Evaluation and Emergency Response, and scientists from University of Hawaii and Brigham Young University – Hawaii collected soil samples from across 3,000 feet of the shoreline perimeter of Pu’uloa Range Training Facility.
MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII - In a rapidly evolving world, innovation and adaptability have become paramount, especially within the United States Marine Corps. Chief Warrant Officer 3 Justin Genovese, the motor transport operations officer for Combat Logistics Company (CLC) 33, is spearheading a groundbreaking initiative for his unit: the Additive Manufacturing Course. This visionary program, designed to equip Marines with skills in computer-assisted design, 3D printing, advanced manufacturing, coding, and electronics, marks a significant milestone in CLC-33’s arsenal of problem-solving capabilities.
MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII - The Marine Corps Marksmanship Competition-Pacific is one of five regional shooting competitions that was held at Crater Range Training Facility on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Jan. 26 to Feb. 2. The week-long competitions brought marines, airmen, sailors, and local law enforcement together to compete. The top shooters from the competition distinguish themselves with rifle and pistol and can be invited to shoot in the Marine Corps Marksmanship Championship at Marine Corps Base Quantico. While competitive in nature, the event inspires camaraderie and increases lethality in the Corps.

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