Senator Schatz Meets with Admiral Harris at RIMPAC

Yesterday, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) lead a congressional delegation to the Asia Pacific to participate in high-level meetings with leaders in Japan, Korea, and the Philippines. Before heading to Asia yesterday, the delegation toured the U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM) headquarters at Camp Smith and met with Admiral Harry Harris, PACOM commander.

USS America pulls into Pearl Harbor

USS America pulls into Pearl Harbor

Following a briefing with Admiral Harris, the delegation boarded the USS AMERICA.  While onboard, the group toured the ship, observed the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise, and met with sailors serving aboard the USS AMERICA.

In addition to Schatz, members of the delegation include U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and U.S. Representatives Ted Deutch (D-Fla.), John Garamendi (D-Calif.), and Donna Edwards (D-Md.).

University of Hawaii Football Team Visits Capitol Building in Washington D.C.

Well the University of Hawaii Football team is having a disappointing season this year and most recently lost to Navy 42-28 yesterday.

At least the team has had an opportunity to see a few things on the east coast and will take some positives away from the trip.

UH Athletic Director Ben Jay tweeted the following picture of the team on Friday in Washington D.C.:

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Our Hawaii football team visits the Capitol Building thanks to Sen. Schatz & Hanabusa. (Click to Enlarge)