HIckam, Pearl Harbor join forces

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR HICKAM, Hawaii -- U.S. Air Force Col. Giovanni Tuck, 15th Airlift Wing commander, Pastor Ed Sproat and U.S. Navy Capt. Richard Kitchens, Joint Base Pearl HArbor Hickam commander, symbolically join a traditional Hawaiian lei Jan. 31 during a ceremony marking the official initial operational capability transition combining capabilities from Hickam and Pearl Harbor installations. The transition will continue to Oct. 1 when full operational capabilities will be achieved. At that time, all resources, property, personnel and authority for installation management functions will transfer to the Navy, which was designated by the 2005 BRAC law to be the lead agency for the new installation.

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