It is with the heaviest heart I write to you tonight. Today we lost two of our shipyard civilians with another seriously injured in a tragic event this afternoon. I know that no words will convey the full measure of sorrow from today’s tragedy. This loss will be felt throughout our shipyard ‘Ohana, greater shipyard & NAVSEA family, submarine force, and the Navy as a whole.
For any who have worked alongside those lost today, please reach out to your chain of command and let them know so that we can facilitate time for you to begin to process this tragedy.
The details available at this time have been included in our released employee statement previously posted on our shipyard Facebook page. Also, know that Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam and Naval Criminal Investigative Services have a full investigation underway.
As we learn more details, we will share that information with you.
There are resources available to you as you process today’s events. If you are hurting, there is help readily available. You can always reach out through your supervisor or chain of command. Our local DONCEAP representative, Dayle-Ann Lee-Roche, is available for you and can be reached at (808) 471-3789; 24/7 line is 1-844-DONCEAP (366-2327). Family members and personnel that would like chaplain and counseling services can call (808) 285-7447.
Looking ahead, we will honor the life and legacy of those lost. Even now, as we mourn the loss of members of our ‘Ohana, please take the opportunity to reconnect with each other and to reinforce and strengthen the bonds with each other.
We value each one of you deeply and we are here for you.