In the Military
Shipyard crew breaks record for sub task
A Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard team whose members included Paul Navarro, Joseph Padilla, Harvey Tanaka and Craig Fujino replaced a submarine battery aboard USS Asheville in July in a record-breaking 5 1/2 days, about half the time of a typical change-out, the Navy said.
Pearl Harbor has averaged 7 1/2 to 8 days, making them the quickest among naval shipyards to do specialized fleet work aboard Los Angeles-class submarines.
The change-out took place in San Diego at a narrow concrete pier equipped with electrical and potable water hook-ups and not much more, said Thomas Miguel, a shipyard electrical shop planner with 28 years of experience.
Vet Centers will receive $5 million under an amendment authored by Sen. Daniel K. Akaka, D-Hawaii, ranking member of the Veterans Affairs Committee. Akaka said: "Vet Centers are extremely critical for our country's veterans and returning servicemembers, be they active duty military or members of the Reserve and Guard. Vet Centers now include outreach and counseling for the men and women returning from combat, many of whom will be struggling with some form of readjustment issue."
Air Force Lt. Gen. Daniel Leaf, vice commander for Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., will become deputy commander of the U.S. Pacific Command at Camp Smith. Rear Adm. Thomas K. Burkhard, commander of Portsmouth Naval Medical Center in Virginia, has been assigned as the U.S. Pacific Command's command surgeon.
See the Columnists
section for some past articles.
"In the Military" was compiled from wire reports and other
sources by reporter Gregg K. Kakesako, who covers military affairs for
the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. He can be reached can be reached by phone
at 294-4075 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org