Hawaii Air National Guard Hosts Sentry Aloha ExercisePosted on Aug 18, 2016 in FY2016, In The News, News Release
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
DAVID Y. IGE
MAJ. GEN. ARTHUR J. LOGAN
#2016-004 Aug. 18, 2016
For Immediate Release
Hawaii Air National Guard Hosts Sentry Aloha Exercise
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii- Oahu residents may see an increase in fighter aircraft activity beginning today as part of a Sentry Aloha exercise. Sentry Aloha is an ongoing series of exercises, hosted by the Hawaii Air National Guard’s 154th Wing, involving multiple types of aircraft and services. Sentry Aloha provides tailored, cost effective and realistic combat training for U.S. Air Force, Air National Guard and other Department of Defense services to provide U.S. warfighters with the skill sets necessary to perform their homeland defense and overseas combat missions.
This will be the first Sentry Aloha exercise this year and the first since the 199th and 19th Fighter Squadrons returned in April from the Middle East where they flew their F-22 Raptors, striking high value ISIS targets in Syria and Iraq.
This Sentry Aloha iteration will involve more than 800 personnel and more than 40 aircraft from eight other states and territories. The exercise will run through the end of the month, with units returning to their home stations in early September.
The 154th Wing is the largest Air National Guard wing in the nation. The Hawaii Air National Guard is comprised of nearly 2,500 Airmen whose federal mission is to be trained and available for active duty Air Force operational missions.
Video of fighter jets arriving for Sentry Aloha can be found at:
Still images of visiting aircraft can be found at:
For more information, please contact Lt. Col. Charles Anthony, State of Hawaii, Department of Defense Director of Public Affairs at the number below.
Lt. Col. Charles Anthony
Public Affairs Officer