(Via Ho’okele News)
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Morale, Welfare and Recreation
RIMPAC 2014 concluded Aug. 1, and for many of those participating having the opportunity to enjoy Hawaii for a few more days afterward was a nice reward at the end. MWR scheduled an assortment of activities to help visitors explore the island.
MWR Information, Tickets & Travel (ITT) offered luau, go kart racing and dinner cruises, while the Liberty Center took single Sailors and Airmen on excursions to Waimea Valley and a luau.
MWR’s Outdoor Adventure Center (OAC) conducted guided tours that provided a variety of ways to see Oahu from different perspectives. Hikes into valleys and bike trips on the North Shore explored the land. Stand up paddle-board and snorkeling excursions showed the world above and below the water surface at different spots around the island.
In total, MWR’s scheduled activities, such as those listed above, and sports tournaments held during the two in-port periods, delivered recreation for more than 6,000 participants. This number does not include the hundreds more that privately planned their own fun with help from MWR, such as hotel stays, command functions and rentals.