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Hawaii Air National Guard Holds “Launa ‘Ole” Awards Ceremony

Posted on Apr 8, 2014 in In The News, News Release, slider

Hawaii Air National Guard Holds “Launa ‘Ole” Awards Ceremony

Honolulu, Hawaii – The Hawaii Air National Guard (HIANG) today held its annual “Launa Ole” awards ceremony for outstanding achievement over the past year.  Launa ‘Ole means “beyond comparison” or “without peer.”  Airman nominated for the Hawaii Air National Guard “Launa’Ole” award are judged in the following categories, (1) Outstanding Airman of the Year (Traditional & Full-time) (2) Outstanding Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year (Traditional & Full-time).  (3) Outstanding Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year (Traditional & Full-time)...

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Casting Shadows in the shadows


Posted on Feb 27, 2014 in FY2014, In The News, News Release, slider

Casting Shadows in the shadows


By Col. Ed Toy, Deputy Brigade Commander 29th IBCT, Hawaii Army National Guard Pohakuloa, Hawaii- Amongst the shadows and the crisp cold air between two of the tallest mountains in the world huddles a leader, his Soldiers and their Shadows. In this case, the Shadows are Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Earlier this year, Lt. Col. James Barros, commander of the 29th Brigade Special Troops Battalion of the Hawaii Army National Guard and members of his Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (TUAS) platoon conducted training flights for the first time at Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) on Hawaii...

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SGT Drew M. Scobie Memorial Services set

Posted on Feb 11, 2014 in FY2014, In The News, News Release

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE   NEIL ABERCROMBIE GOVERNOR   MAJ. GEN. DARRYLL D.M. WONG DIRECTOR   MEDIA RELEASE   SGT Drew M. Scobie Memorial Services set   Feb. 11, 2014     #2014-003   Memorial services for Hawaii Army National Guard soldier Sgt. Drew M. Scobie will be held at Hawaii Memorial Park Chapel located at 45-425 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe on Saturday, February 15, 2014.  Viewing will be from 8:30 am-10:30 am with service to follow.  Celebration of life lunch will take place at Senator Fong’s Plantation & Gardens, 47-285 Palama Road, Kahaluu, at...

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State of Hawaii, Department of Defense (Office of Homeland Security), Hawaiian Electric, IBM, Mehta Tech Inc,Pacific Disaster Center and U.S. Pacific Command Explore Methods to Improve Energy Efficiency and Grid Operations

Posted on Feb 7, 2014 in FY2014, In The News, News Release

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NEIL ABERCROMBIE GOVERNOR MAJ. GEN. DARRYLL D.M. WONG DIRECTOR MEDIA RELEASE Feb. 7, 2014    #2014-002 State of Hawaii, Department of Defense (Office of Homeland Security), Hawaiian Electric, IBM, Mehta Tech Inc,Pacific Disaster Center and U.S. Pacific Command Explore Methods to Improve Energy Efficiency and Grid Operations Honolulu, Hawaii – The State of Hawaii’s Department of Defense, which includes State Civil Defense and the Office of Homeland Security, is collaborating with Hawaiian Electric, the Pacific Disaster Center (managed by the University of...

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Hawaii Army National Guard Soldier Killed in Afghanistan is Positively Identified

Posted on Jan 16, 2014 in In The News, Main, News Release

The Hawaii Army National Guard soldier killed in an aircraft accident in eastern Afghanistan on Friday, has been positively identified as Sgt. Drew M. Scobie, of Kailua. Sgt. Scobie was one of three Americans aboard the MC-12 surveillance aircraft that crashed. There were no survivors. Sgt. Scobie’s remains were flown to Dover AFB, Delaware, where positive identification was made. His remains are expected to arrive in Hawaii in the next several days. Funeral arrangements are pending.

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Philippine Air Force Tours Hawaii National Guard Facilities at Wheeler Army Airfield.

Posted on Oct 23, 2013 in In The News, Video

    As a part of an ongoing exchange of military experience and expertise between the United States and the Philippines members of the Philippine Air Force recently toured Hawaii National Guard Facilities at Wheeler Army Air Field. The delegation was briefed on the aviation capabilities of the Hawaii Army National Guard and inspected its airframes. Of special interest to General Lauro Dela Cruz Commanding General Philippine Air Force was the Hawaii Regional Air Operations Center where he discussed the efforts to improve his nation’s radar and Air Force capabilities and was...

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Isle Army Guard to be eyes in sky in Afghanistan

Posted on Oct 9, 2013 in In The News

By William Cole Some Hawaii Army National Guard soldiers will soon be flying missions in unarmed civilian turboprop aircraft over battle zones in Afghanistan. The Detachment 55 soldiers will be using Super King Air 300s loaded with high-resolution sensors and cameras to support troops on the ground. They’ll be able to see — but will be flying high above — the action on the ground for safety, and have helicopters and fighter jets to call on. “I think we’ve been trained well enough where we mitigated a lot of (the) risks, and there is support around us,” said Capt....

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Hawaii National Guard Soldiers take part in NCO Development in Indonesia

Posted on Oct 7, 2013 in In The News, News Release, Video

As part of the State Partnership Program, Hawaii National Guard Soldiers travelled to Bogor, Indonesia for a five-day Non-Commissioned Officer Development Class with the Indonesian Armed Forces. The class focused on advanced, platoon sergeant and above leadership skills. Available in High Definition. Read more:...

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DOD civilians called back to work.

Posted on Oct 6, 2013 in FY2014, In The News, News Release

Based on explicit guidance from the National Guard Bureau and the DoD, the Hawaii National Guard is recalling almost all of its federal technician workforce, beginning Monday, 7 Oct. In rare exceptions some technicians will not be recalled to work immediately. They will be notified individually by their supervisors. All other fed tech will begin reporting to work tomorrow and Tuesday. Nearly 1,000 federal technicians (full-time National Guard soldiers and airmen) were furloughed Oct. 1 due to the federal government shutdown. The recall of these federal technicians is based on the Secretary of...

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A letter from the Adjutant General about the Government shutdown

Posted on Oct 5, 2013 in FY2014, In The News, News Release

To all members of our Hawaii National Guard and your families: I wanted to express to you my deepest concern for you and your families over this Federal Government shutdown and the impact it has on our Hawaii National Guard Family. Due to the lack of appropriated funds for this new fiscal year, we have postponed drill weekends, sent Military/Civilian Technicians and ADOS home on furlough, and taken our Guard Soldiers and Airmen out of vital skill qualification schools. For many of you, this is the second time within months that Congress’ inability to resolve budget issues has resulted in...

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