WASHINGTON >> By a 98-1 vote, the Senate confirmed retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis to be the 26th secretary of defense, Jan. 20, and Vice President Michael R. Pence administered his oath of office shortly afterward.


PEARL HARBOR >> Thousands gathered at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Kilo Piers Dec. 7 to witness the 75th Commemoration Event of the Attack on Pearl Harbor.