Hopper: Innovation, Transformation, Inspiration

By Rear Adm. Brian Fort Commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific During last month’s historic first visit of the voyaging canoe Hokule‘a to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH), Master Navigator Nainoa Thompson spoke about his father, Myron “Pinky” Thompson, who was 15 years old at the time of the attack on …

Hopper: Innovation, Transformation, Inspiration

By Rear Adm. Brian Fort Commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific During last month’s historic first visit of the voyaging canoe Hokule‘a to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH), Master Navigator Nainoa Thompson spoke about his father, Myron “Pinky” Thompson, who was 15 years old at the time of the attack on …

2017 in the U.S. Navy

For America’s Navy, 2017 was a story of maritime superiority, Sailor resiliency, as well as global assistance and partnership. It’s a story that included the commissioning of a new class of aircraft carriers – the Ford class led by USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), Sailors’ making the ultimate sacrifice for our nation, and America’s …

Sullivan Family’s Legacy of Patriotism and Sacrifice Continues to Inspire

By Kelly Sullivan I am a soccer mom to two cool kids, a third-grade teacher, yogi, and the sponsor of a Navy warship. It was 20 years ago that I had the incredible honor of commissioning the Navy’s finest warship named for my grandfather and his brothers – USS The Sullivans (DDG 68). I was …

Sullivan Family’s Legacy of Patriotism and Sacrifice Continues to Inspire

By Kelly Sullivan I am a soccer mom to two cool kids, a third-grade teacher, yogi, and the sponsor of a Navy warship. It was 20 years ago that I had the incredible honor of commissioning the Navy’s finest warship named for my grandfather and his brothers – USS The Sullivans (DDG 68). I was …