MEDIA ADVISORY: Hawaii Air National Guard’s 154th Wing conducts change of command

Posted on Jul 29, 2019 in News Release




#2019-004                                                                                          July 29, 2019
For Immediate Release



Hawaii Air National Guard’s 154th Wing conducts change of command


JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, HI- The 154th Wing of the Hawaii Air National Guard (HIANG) will be conducting a change of command ceremony between outgoing commander, Brig. Gen. Gregory “Woody” Woodrow and incoming commander, Col. Dann S. Carlson here at Hangar 19 on August 4, 2019 at 9 a.m.


Woodrow, a member of the HIANG for 18 years, has been commander of the 154th Wing since May of 2016. Carlson, an Air Force Academy graduate, takes command of the Air National Guard’s largest wing. Prior to coming to the 154th Wing, he was the Assistant Superintendent, for Hawaii’s Dept. of Education, Office of School Facilities and Support Services.


The 154th Wing is the largest Air National Guard wing in the nation. The HIANG is comprised of nearly 2,500 Airmen whose federal mission is to be trained and available for active duty Air Force operational missions.  The HIANG is also responsible for maintaining a 24/7 vigil of Hawaii’s airspace against any external threats.


For media interested in attending event, please RSVP by calling Major (RET) Jeff Hickman at 808-441-7000 before 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, 31 July. Media will need to be signed up for entry to JBPHH and then escorted on and off the premises.


Who: 154th Wing, Hawaii Air National Guard

What: Change of Command Ceremony

Why: Col. Dann S. Colson takes command from Brig. Gen. Gregory Woodrow

When: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., August 4, 2019

Where: Hangar 19 Hawaii


Media Contact: MAJ (RET) Jeff Hickman

Director, Public Affairs, State of HI, Dept. of Defense

808-441-7000//[email protected]