Tagged: military

SBX

Pearl Harbor SBX Sea Sentry Under Fire

The Sea-Based X-Band Radar platform, or SBX, has towered over Ford Island in Pearl Harbor for years. It’s no Statue of Liberty, but it’s definitely become a landmark of sorts, perhaps the most visible single representation of the extensive military presence in the islands. A special report in today’s Los Angeles...

Journey to the SBX

Journey to the SBX

The Sea-Based X-Band radar ship, the SBX-1, dominates the horizon when it’s in port in Pearl Harbor, making headlines just by showing up. Part of the U.S. Department of Defense Ballistic Missile Defense System, it’s 280 feet tall, 380 feet long, with a displacement of 50,000 tons. Two out of...

Scenes from an Aircraft Carrier

Scenes from an Aircraft Carrier

On Thursday, I was part of a group of local business and community leaders who participated in a “Distinguished Visitor” embark to the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan, a nuclear-powered, Nimitz-class aircraft carrier currently en route to the Western Pacific. (More here.) The experience was incredible, almost indescribable, leaving me awed, exhausted,...

To Do: Visit an Aircraft Carrier

To Do: Visit an Aircraft Carrier

Tomorrow, I’ll be participating in a “Distinguished Visitor” embark to the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan, a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier that’s on its way to a deployment in the Western Pacific. I’m thrilled to be a part of a group of bloggers, journalists, and local business people. I’m also terrified. Just...