Hawai‘i National Guard Leadership visits JBPH-H during Sentry Aloha 20-1

Posted on Jan 23, 2020 in In The News, slider

Adjutant General of Hawai‘i, Maj. Gen. Kenneth S. Hara and other military personnel pose for a group photo at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPH-H), January 21, 2020. Hara and other distinguished guests visited the base during Sentry Aloha 20-1 during exercise training. Approximately 35 aircraft and 1,000 personnel from eight states participated in the air exercise. (Hawai‘i Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Alison Bruce-Maldonado)

Adjutant General of Hawai‘i, Maj. Gen. Kenneth S. Hara, visited Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPH-H) during Sentry Aloha exercise training, January 21, 2020. Approximately 35 aircraft and 1,000 personnel from eight states participated in the two-week air exercise.

Sentry Aloha is an ongoing series of exercises hosted by the Hawai‘i Air Guard’s (HIANG) 154th Wing located on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPH-H), Hawai‘i. The training enables a tailored, cost effective and realistic combat training for Air National Guard, U.S. Air Force, and other Department of Defense services. In addition, it provides U.S. war-fighters with the skill sets necessary to perform homeland defense and overseas combat missions.

F-22 Raptors belonging to the Hawai‘i-based 199th and 19th Fighter Squadrons participated in exercises conducted with F-15 Eagles from the California Air National Guard and F-16 Fighting Falcons from Alaska, along with radar aircraft from Oklahoma and KC-135 Stratotanker air refueling support from the Wisconsin Air National Guard.

Hara was joined on the Hickam runway by other distinguished visitors including Deputy Adjutant General of Hawai‘i, Col. Stephen F. Logan, California Adjutant General, Brig. Gen. Gregory F. Jones, 154th Operations Group (OSG) commander, Col. Michael Blake, 154th Wing Vice Commander, Col. James S. Shigekane, Sentry Aloha Lead Project Officer Lt. Col. Matthew Ohman, Hawai‘i National Guard Senior Enlisted Leader Command Sgt. Maj. Dana Wingad and 154th Wing Command Chief Master Sgt. Carrol Orr.

Sentry Aloha exercises include back-to-back combat sorties with visiting aircraft from the U.S. Air Force’s active, guard and reserve components. The training provides participants a multi-faceted, joint venue with supporting infrastructure and personnel. This recent iteration consisted of more than 1,000 Airmen from 15 Active Duty, ANG and Air Force Reserve units across eleven states.

Adjutant General of Hawai‘i, Maj. Gen. Kenneth S. Hara and other distinguished guests watched the take-off of a Hawai‘i F-22 Raptor on the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPH-H) runway, January 21, 2020. Additional aircraft taking-off during the visit included several F-15 Eagles and F-16 Fighting Falcons. The aircraft were participating in exercise training during Sentry Aloha, 20-1. (Hawai‘i Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Alison Bruce-Maldonado)

Adjutant General of Hawai‘i, Maj. Gen. Kenneth S. Hara, (center right) poses for a photo during a visit to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPH-H) during Sentry Aloha exercise training, January 21, 2020. The visit included a stop at the Hawaiian Raptor’s Daniel K. Inouye facility (named after the late Hawai‘i state senator). Joining Hara during his visit to the base (pictured left to right) was Sentry Aloha Lead Project Officer Lt. Col. Matthew Ohman, 154th Wing Command Chief Master Sgt. Carrol Orr, Deputy Adjutant General of Hawai‘i, Col. Stephen F. Logan, Maj. Gen. Hara, Hawai‘i National Guard Senior Enlisted Leader Command Sgt. Maj. Dana Wingad and 154th Wing Vice Commander, Col. James S. Shigekane.

Adjutant General of Hawai‘i, Maj. Gen. Kenneth S. Hara, watches as a Hawai‘i F-22 Raptor takes off on the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPH-H) runway, January 21, 2020. The Raptors were participating in exercise training with F-15 Eagles and F-16 Fighting Falcons during Sentry Aloha, 20-1. Hara was joined on the Hickam runway by other military personnel including Deputy Adjutant General of Hawai‘i, Col. Stephen F. Logan, California Adjutant General, Brig. Gen. Gregory F. Jones, 154th Operations Group (OSG) commander, Col. Michael Blake, 154th Wing Vice Commander, Col. James S. Shigekane, Hawai‘i National Guard Senior Enlisted Leader Command Sgt. Maj. Dana Wingad and 154th Wing Command Chief Master Sgt. Carrol Orr. (Hawai‘i Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Alison Bruce-Maldonado)