The Littoral Combat Ship the USS Independence

The littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) transits off the coast of Florida.

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Trevor Welsh)

Sailors from Independence’s Gold Crew and embarked Mine Countermeasures (MCM), Detachment 1, are underway for the ship’s maiden voyage to San Diego, where the ship will be home-ported, after completing testing on the MCM mission package.

Hawaii Capitol Idol – Our State Senators and Reps Have Some Talent!

Senator Josh Green gets into the juggling act

House and Senate lawmakers battled for bragging rights in the 1st annual Capitol Idol held on April 16, 2012 at 5 pm in the Capitol Auditorium.

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Capitol Idol 2012 was the brainchild of the Senate to raise money for the Hawaii Food Bank.

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The House team included Reps. Tom Brower, Cindy Evans, Faye Hanohano, Ken Ito, John Mizuno, Dee Morikawa, and Marcus Oshiro.

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Senators Mike Gabbard, Brickwood Galuteria, Josh Green, Pohai Ryan, and Malama Solomon represented the Senate.

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You canĀ  read about the event here Hawaii House Blog and view more clips on their YouTube channel here: Hawaii House Blog