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Honolulu Helps Wounded Warrior Families With Masks, Hotel Space

By Scott Achelpohl
Deputy Editor, Seapower

The Honolulu Navy League continues to stay in touch with the sea services during these un-precedented times — and in doing so discovered some needs.


Wounded Warrior Detachment-Hawaii, on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, is home to Marines who are sick, ill, or injured and receiving care and treatment. Those in residence were issued N-95 masks to keep them safe as many have compromised immune systems.

However, their families were not able to access a supply of face masks that all have been mandated to wear when going out in public, as most travel to Hawaii from bases across the Pacific. The Honolulu Navy League found a source on the windward side of the island and donated 30 masks to the families of the Wounded Warriors.

The Honolulu Council also partnered with Outrigger Hotels to provide an upgraded room for a Wounded Warrior’s battling cancer. A Marine’s mother flew in to be with her son, at a location near the Tripler Army Medical Center, to provide support between his treatment sessions. They confided that they were tripping over each other, so a call to action went out and Outrigger found them another room, with a lot more room, which added to the comfort of this family as they endure treatment.