Kamehameha Hawaii Defeats Pahoa in Basketball Tonight

My wife and son went to senior night at Pahoa High School to watch host Pahoa High School (my wife’s old school) take on visiting Kamehameha Schools Hawaii (my sons school) at Pahoa High tonight.

KSBE gets ready (Copyright Hayden)

Kamehameha won both the JV and the Varsity games… unfortunately, my son and wife forgot what the final scores were!

Happy Birthday Ronald Reagan… Inside the “Ronald Reagan Room”

Last year in July, I was invited along with a group of others to go fly out to the USS Ronald Reagan Aircraft Carrier out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

Part of our tour was getting an exclusive look at the “Ronald Reagan Room” on board the  carrier.

We went inside a room that was about 50′ by 50′ and in the center of the room was this plaque of President Reagan’s face embedded into a piece of the Berlin Wall. 

The Berlin Wall was torn down his time in office and this was literally a chunk of the wall that was in the room with re-bar still in it and all.

The room itself wasn’t that big…

… but it was what was in that was so cool.  I was looking at official Presidential Documents!

It was a great time and I went with a great group of folks and it’s something I will never ever forget in my life!

And of course I won’t forget the fact that we missed the landing on the first attempt of landing on the carrier and had to blast off and land again the second time.

The best part for me though… had to be getting catapulted off this buggah!

So Happy Birthday you old Gipper!

2011 T-Ball Kicks Off at Walter Victor Stadium

Today began the official start of the 2011 T-ball season and my sons team the Keaau Chargers played two games at a “sold out” Walter Victor Stadium.

My son was selected as one of the captains for the first game and they won the toss electing to bat first.

He was also the pitcher for his team, however, at this level they don’t use the pitcher as a pitcher just yet… more like a short stop!

It was a great game played between two great teams and at this level… no one really keeps score and the idea is just to have fun.

At the end of the game my son lead a small cheer for the other the team…

Congratulations to the Keaau Chargers and the Waiakea Pirates for a game well played.

Army Miscommunicated Big Island Copter Training Plans

There has been a lot of confusion on the expansion going on up at Mauna Kea and the Army released the following statement.

From the Army Times:

The Army says it miscommunicated its Big Island helicopter training plans and intends to clear up any confusion it may have caused.

U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii said in a statement Friday that the Army doesn’t plan to expand the land it uses during training, contrary to public perceptions.

The statement attributed the problem to graphics in an environmental assessment the Army prepared for its training proposal. These graphics depicted flight paths but were labeled “project area” on the map’s legend and caused some to believe the Army wanted to use more land for training.

The service wants to train with helicopters at Pohakuloa Training Area but use the same three landing zones on Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa that it used to train for a deployment to Afghanistan in 2004.