As the United States prepares to commemorate the Centennial of World War One, we look back a century ago to a moment in history when America was a declared neutral as war waged in the European and Pacific Theaters. Although neutral, the United States prudently improved its defense capabilities. The Territory of Hawaii, along with the rest of the nation, took steps to ensure preparedness for war, if it came. During this time, Hawaii stood up its own Naval force, the Hawaii Naval Militia, under the Command of the Territorial Adjutant General as a Territorial military force alongside the National Guard of Hawaii. Read full article HERE