MEDIA RELEASE: Hawaii Air National Guard to Conduct F-22 Raptor Training, Host Exhibit on MauiPosted on Jul 31, 2019 in News Release
#2019-003 July 31, 2019
For Immediate Release
Hawaii Air National Guard to Conduct F-22 Raptor Training, Host Exhibit on Maui
KALAELOA, HI- The Hawaii Air National Guard (HIANG) is flying over four F-22 Raptors from Oahu to Kahului Airport between August 1-3, 2019. The HIANG is conducting training to ensure the aircraft will be able to divert to alternate air fields within the Hawaiian Islands, in the event of any state emergencies.
During this time, the HIANG will also host an F-22 Raptor exhibit that the public is welcome to check out on August 2, 2019, from 1-3 p.m. The aircraft will be in a secured area, but those interested in seeing the exhibit can park for free at Kanaha Beach Park and meet security on-site who can lead them to the exhibit. An F-22 pilot will also be available for interviews.
Who: Hawaii Air National Guard, Hawaiian Raptors
What: Four F-22 Raptors flying into Kahului Airport, on display for public viewing
When: Aug. 1-3, F-22 Raptor training, Aug. 2, F-22 Raptor exhibit open
Where: Kahului Airport
Why: Alert public about increased activity near Kahului Airport, invite them
to explore F-22 raptor exhibit
Interested media should contact Tech. Sgt. Alison Bruce-Maldonado with the 154th Wing Public Affairs Office, at 808-636-5780.
MAJ (RET) Jeff Hickman
Director, Public Affairs
State of HI, Dept. of Defense