TRAFFIC ALERT: FORD ISLAND BRIDGE CLOSED
If you're headed to the USS Missouri or Arizona Memorial, you won't be able to cross the Ford Island Bridge from 9 to 10:30 this morning. The closure is for routine maintenance.
More than 200 Marines and Sailors return home to Hawaii from Afghanistan this afternoon. They're part of the India company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment. It's part of a wave of 900 troops headed home in the next few days.
RAPTOR CONTROVERSY LATEST
More airmen have come forward to complain of problems with the oxygen supply on the F-22 Raptor. The Hawaii Air National Guard flies 14 of the jets. No one here has reported any hypoxia-like symptoms.
FUEL FOR THOUGHT: ELECTRIC VEHICLES
Sunrise got behind the wheel of 3 electric vehicles for test drives. First up? The Chevy Volt I was curious how I would like the Volt because I drive a Toyota Prius hybrid that gets 50 mpg. The Volt is a unique EV because it has a gas back up tank that ends up giving you about 90 mpg if your charge runs out. See my "video diary" of my experience driving a Volt for a full week coming up at 5:45.
BATTLESHIP'S LEADING MAN TAYLOR KITSCH
I'll go one on one with Battleship's Taylor Kitsch about his great gig playing with the ultimate "boy toys." He shot onboard the historic Mighty Mo and the most high tech Destroyers in our Naval Fleet as he took on aliens. My interview with Taylor is coming up at 6:50. To the winners of our Battleship movie ticket giveaway, I hope you enjoyed the movie last night. Keep watching Sunrise for more chances to win prizes.
In fact, we're giving away free gas. We know it costs an arm and a leg to fill up your car these days. A $100 gift card would help? To enter our Sunrise Gas Giveaway, text "76HAWAII" to "HNN808." That's 466808. Good luck!
HNN PROM PICTURE FLASHBACK
We're also giving you some laughs this morning when we dig up more prom pictures from our past. We were all cracking up at Steve's yesterday so in all fairness, it's my turn to be publicly humiliated. We're not the only ones cringing at our fashion flashback. Want to see Keahi's prom picture or how about Steph's blast from the past? Check out our prom picture slideshow and please share your own prom pictures so we're not alone in this!
See you on Sunrise!