The HIANG is commanded by Brig. Gen. Ryan T. Okahara. The HIANG is comprised of the HIANG Headquarters, the 154th Wing, the 201st Air Operations Group, and the 298th Air Defense Group.
The 154th Wing is commanded by Col. Dann S. Carlson. The wing is headquartered at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam (JBPH-H), Oahu. It is the largest of the HIANG organizations and the largest, most complex, and geographically separated wing in the entire Air National Guard. The headquarters consists of the wing commander, command chief master sergeant, wing control center, chaplain, judge advocate, military equal opportunity, plans, safety, public affairs, and inspector general.
The 154th Operations Group consists of the 199th Fighter Squadron, 203rd Air Refueling Squadron, 204th Airlift Squadron, 169th Air Defense Squadron, 154th Operations Support Squadron, 297th Air Traffic Control Squadron and the 201st Intelligence Squadron.
The 199th Fighter Squadron is partnered with an active associate unit, from the active duty Air Force’s 15th Wing which provides pilots and support personnel. The 204th Airlift Squadron is a classic associate unit, partnering with the 15th Wing. The active duty’s 535th Airlift Squadron has the primary responsibility for the C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft while the HIANG provides 40 percent of the flight crews and maintenance personnel. The 199th Fighter Squadron flies the F-22 Raptor in conjunction with the 19th Fighter Squadron of the U.S. Air Force. Together, they make up the “Hawaiian Raptors” team. The 199th is tasked with augmenting the active duty U.S. Air Force with air superiority fighters during war or other operational contingencies. Additionally, the Hawaiian Raptors maintain around the clock air defense alert at JBPH-H and can be quickly scrambled to defend Hawai‘i’s airspace. The 203rd Air Refueling Squadron is equipped with KC-135R Stratotanker aircraft which
provides worldwide, nonstop air- refueling for almost every type of U.S. fixed-wing aircraft. The C-17 provides rapid strategic delivery of troops and all types of cargo to main operating bases or directly to forward bases in deployment areas. The wing’s 169th Air Defense Squadron operates radar sites at Mount Kaala, Oahu, and at Kokee Air Force Station, Kaua‘i. These radar sites are linked to the Hawai‘i Regional Air Operations Center at Wheeler Army Airfield, Oahu, where 24-hour air surveillance of the Hawaiian island chain is provided.
The largest of the four groups, the 154th Maintenance Group consists of the 154th Maintenance Squadron, 154th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and the 154th Maintenance Operations Flight. The maintenance squadrons provide both backshop and flight-line maintenance for all three mission design series (MDS) aircraft:
F-22, KC-135R, and the C-17.
The most diverse of the four groups, the 154th Mission Support Group (MSG) provides homestation support services to the entire HIANG, as well as deployable supply
system, construction, security, communications and support
services. The MSG consists of the 154th Logistics Squadron, 154th Civil Engineer Squadron, 154th Security Forces Squadron, 154th Communications, Squadron, 154th Comptroller Flight, the 154th Force Support Squadron, the 291st Combat Communications Squadron located in Hilo, Hawai‘i; and the 292nd Combat Communications Squadron located in Kahului, Maui. The HIA NG’s Eagle Vision system was the Department of Defense’s only deployable commercial imagery satellite downlink system, but was shut down on Oct. 1, 2019. The 154th Medical Group provides the wing with fixed and deployable medical and dental resources and a medical response capability to the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear or High-Yield Explosive-Enhanced Response Force Package (CERF-P) mission.
201st Air Operations Group
The 201st Air Operations Group is headquartered at JBPH-H.
The 201st AOG’s subordinate units are the 201st Combat Operations Squadron and the 201st Air Mobility Operations Squadron. 201st AOG units are classic associate units of the HIANG, augmenting the Pacific Air Forces’ 613th Air and Space Operation (AOC) and the 613th Air Mobility Division through the full range of combat operations. The 201st AOG is the only Air Operations Center Total Force Integration unit in the ANG and a significant partner in the Pacific Air Operations Center Enterprise which plans and executes Air Force, joint, and combined operations to meet USPACOM regional strategy and to assist in humanitarian aid and disaster relief operations.
The units are co-located with the 613th at JBPH-H. The mission of the 613th AOC is to provide command and control of real-world air, space and cyber operations in the Pacific Theater for the Commander of the Air Forces forces (COMAFFOR) and coalition or joint forces air component commander (C/JAFCC). In the event that operations exceed the 613th’s capabilities, the HIANG Airmen will be immediately available to supplement the active duty Air Force requirements. The 109th AOG’s Airmen include pilots, navigators, weapons controllers, flight nurses, intelligence specialists, and cyber operators. The 150th AOS has approximately 70 Airmen, which include intelligence, network strategy, and airspace branches. The 202nd AMOS has approximately 50 Airmen split between tanker, airlift, logistics, and aeromedical branches.
298th Air Defense Group
The 298th Air Defense Group is headquartered at Wheeler Army Airfield. The 298th ADG’s subordinate units are the 169th Air Defense Squadron, the 298th Support Squadron, and the 298th Support Squadron Operating Location A.
STATION LIST OF UNITS
Unit/Location, Federal Recognition Date
Hawai‘i Air National Guard
Headquarters, HIANG, Honolulu, Oahu, Jan. 1, 1952
199th Weather Flight (Fixed), JBPH-H, Nov. 4, 1946
Det 2, HQ HIANG, 109th Air Operations Group Nov. 2, 2008
Det 3, HQ HIANG, 150th Air Operations Squadron, Nov. 2, 2008
Det 4, HQ HIANG, 202nd Air Mobility Operations Squadron, Nov. 2, 2008
HQ, 154th Wing, JBPH-H, Dec. 1, 1960
154th Comptroller Flight JBPH-H
154th Medical Group, JBPH-H, Dec. 1, 1960
154th Operations Group, JBPH-H, Oct. 31, 1994
154th Operations Support Squadron, JBPH-H, Oct. 31, 1994
169th Aircraft Defense Squadron, Wheeler Army Airfield,
Mount Kaala Air Force Station, Wahiawa, Oahu, Kokee AFS, & Kaua‘i, Oct. 7, 1956
169th Air Defense Squadron OL-AA, Pacific Missile Range
Facility, Barking Sands, Kaua‘i, July 16, 1990
199th Fighter Squadron, JBPH-H, Nov. 4, 1946
203rd Air Refueling Squadron, JBPH-H, Feb. 12, 1993
204th Airlift Squadron, JBPH-H, Oct. 31, 1994
201st Intelligence Squadron, JBPH-H
297th Air Traffic Control Squadron, Kalaeloa, Oct. 13, 1967
154th Maintenance Group, JBPH-H, Oct. 31, 1994
154th Maintenance Squadron, Dec. 1, 1960
154th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, July 12, 1995
154th Maintenance Operations Flight
154th Mission Support Group, JBPH-H, Oct. 31, 1994
154th Communications Flight, JBPH-H, Oct. 31, 1994
154th Civil Engineer Squadron, JBPH-H, Dec. 18, 1959
154th Forces Support Squadron, JBPH-H
154th Logistics Readiness Squadron, JBPH-H
154th Security Forces Squadron, JBPH-H, Jan. 4, 1979
291st Combat Communications Squadron Keaukaha Military Reservation, Hilo, Hawai‘i, March 6, 1967
292nd Combat Communications Squadron, Kahului, Maui, Oct. 13, 1967
293rd Combat Communications Squadron, JBPH-H, Oct. 13. 1967