In the Military
$553M funds isle military projects
U.S. Rep. Neil Abercrombie says the 2009 National Defense Authorization Act passed by the House last week includes more than $553 million for military construction in Hawaii. Projects for Hawaii include:
» $279 million: Schofield Barracks (barracks, battalion complex, brigade complex, infrastructure)
» $40 million: Wideband Satellite Communications Operations Center, Wahiawa
» $9 million: Pohakuloa Training Area (Saddle Road construction)
» $28.9 million: Pacific Missile Range Facility Advanced Radar Detection Laboratory
» $28.2 million: Marine Corps Base Hawaii bachelor enlisted quarters (part of ongoing improvements to bachelor enlisted quarters)
>>$80.2 million: Naval Station Pearl Harbor (joint forces deployment staging area, fitness center, child development center)
» $41 million: Submarine magnetic silencing facility
» $27.7 million: Defense Logistics Agency; replacement of fuel pipeline at Pearl Harbor
» $19.1 million: Army Reserve Center at Fort Shafter
Retired Marine Corps Col. John E. Harms has been honored by the Hawaii Chamber of Commerce with the Doleman Award, which is presented annually to a retired military officer in recognition of their sustained outstanding volunteer service to the community.
Harms retired from active duty as the assistant chief of staff for logistics at Fleet Marine Forces Pacific in 1984. For the next 10 years, he was the BHP Hawaii regional manager.
He also served as volunteer lay chaplain at the Pohai Nani retirement community and is a psychology and U.S. history guest teacher in the Kahuku schools.
» Capt. Troy M. Shoemaker, who was promoted to rear admiral, is being assigned as assistant commander for distribution at the Navy Personnel Command in Millington, Tenn. Shoemaker is currently executive assistant to the commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet.
» Rear Adm. Manson Brown has assumed command of the 14th Coast Guard District. For the past two years Brown was the commander of the U.S. Coast Guard's Maintenance and Logistics Command Pacific in Alameda, Calif.
» Col. James George has assumed command of the 196th Infantry Brigade, relieving Col. Thomas Guthrie.
"In the Military" was compiled from wire reports and other sources by reporter Gregg K. Kakesako
, who covers military affairs for the Star-Bulletin. He can be reached by phone at 294-4075 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org