The Hawai’i Air National Guard (HIANG) is commanded by Brig Gen Joseph Harris II. The Command Chief is CMSgt Alvin Fritz. The HIANG is comprised of HIANG Headquarters, 154th Wing, 201st Air Operations Group, 298th Air Defense Group and OL-A.
HQ staff functions include Personnel, Intelligence, Operations, Logistics , Strategy and Plans, Communications, State Air Surgeon, Chaplain, Recruiting/Retention, Judge Advocate and Executive Support.
The 154th Wing is commanded by Brig Gen Dann Carlson. The wing is headquartered at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam (JBPH-H), Oahu. It is the largest of HIANG organizations and the largest, most complex, and geographically separated wing in the Air National Guard. The headquarters consists of the Commander, Command CMSgt, Wing Control Center, Chaplain, Judge Advocate, Military Equal Opportunity, Plans, Safety, Public Affairs, and Inspector General.
The 154th Operations Group consists of 199th Fighter Squadron, 203rd Air Refueling Squadron, 204th Airlift Squadron, 154th Operations Support Squadron, 297th Air Traffic Control Squadron and the 201st Intelligence Squadron and 199 Weather Flight.
The 199th Fighter Squadron is partnered with an active associate unit from 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 flight crews and maintenance personnel. 199th Fighter Squadron flies F-22 Raptors in conjunction with 19th Fighter Squadron of the USAF. Together, they make up the “Hawaiian Raptors” team. 199th is tasked with augmenting active duty U.S. Air Force with air superiority fighters during war or other operational contingencies. Additionally, Hawaiian Raptors and 298th Air Defense Group maintain around the clock air defense alert at JBPH-H and can be quickly scrambled to defend Hawai‘i’s airspace. 203rd Air Refueling Squadron is equipped with KC-135R Stratotanker aircraft which provides worldwide, nonstop air- refueling capability 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.
Largest of four Groups, the 154th Maintenance Group consists of 154th Maintenance Squadron, 154th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and 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 C-17.
The most diverse of the four groups, 154th Mission Support Group (MSG) provides home station support services to the entire HIANG, as well as Deployable Supply System, Construction, Security, Communications and Support Services. MSG consists of 154th Logistics Readiness Squadron, 154th Civil Engineering Squadron, 154th Security Forces Squadron, 154th Communications, Squadron, 154th Force Support Squadron, 291st Combat Communications Squadron located in Hilo, Hawai‘i and 292nd Combat Communications Squadron located in Kahului, Maui. HIANG’s Eagle Vision system was the Department of Defense’s only deployable commercial imagery satellite downlink system, but was shut down on 1 October 2019.
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. 201st AOG’s subordinate units are 201st Combat Operations Squadron and the 201st Air Mobility Operations Squadron. 201st AOG units are classic associate units of the HIANG, augmenting Pacific Air Forces’ 613th Air and Space Operation (AOC) and the 613th Air Mobility Division through full ranges of combat operations. 201st AOG is the only Air Operations Center Total Force Integration unit in the ANG and a significant partner in Pacific Air Operations Center enterprise. 613th AOC and 201st AOG plan and execute USAF, joint, and combined operations to meet USINDOPACOM’s regional strategy and to assist in humanitarian aid and disaster relief operations.
The units are co-located with the 613th AOC at JBPH-H. The mission of 613th AOC is to provide command and control of real-world air, space and cyber operations in the Pacific Theater for Commander of Air Forces forces (COMAFFOR) and Coalition or Joint Forces Air Component Commander (C/JAFCC). In the event that operations exceed the 613th’s capabilities, HIANG Airmen will be immediately available to supplement USAF requirements. 201st AOG Airmen include pilots, navigators, air battle managers, flight nurses, intelligence specialists, and cyber operators. 150th AOS has approximately 70 Airmen, which include plans, operations, strategy, intelligence, network communications, and airspace branches. 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. 298th ADG’s subordinate units are 169th Air Defense Squadron, 298th Support Squadron, and 298th Support Squadron OL-A on Kauai.
169th ADS mission is to provide air surveillance, identification, weapons control and air battle management capabilities for air defense of the Hawaiian Islands and Guam. The unit is responsible for tracking and identifying all traffic flying into and around the Hawaii Air Defense Region (HADR) and Guam Air Defense Region (GADR). In coordination with FAA, if 169th ADS is unable to identify air traffic by radio, electronic or other means, the Air Defense Director can scramble 199th FS alert fighters to visually identify air traffic and take appropriate measures.
298th Support Squadron operates and maintains 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 HADR and GADR is provided.
HQ OL-A provides offensive counterspace capabilities and will be IOC in FY2023. The unit is stationed at Pacific Missile Range Facility at Kekaha, Kauai.
Unit/Location, Federal Recognition Date
Headquarters, HIANG, Honolulu, Oahu, January 1, 1952
199th Weather Flight (Fixed), JBPH-H, November 4, 1946
Det 2, HQ HIANG, 109th Air Operations Group, JBPH-H November 2, 2008
Det 3, HQ HIANG, 150th Air Operations Squadron, JBPH-H, November 2, 2008
Det 4, HQ HIANG, 202nd Air Mobility Operations Squadron, JBPH-H, November 2, 2008
HQ, 154th Wing, JBPH-H, December 1, 1960
154th Comptroller Flight JBPH-H
154th Medical Group, JBPH-H, December 1, 1960
154th Operations Group, JBPH-H, October 31, 1994
154th Operations Support Squadron, JBPH-H, October 31, 1994
169th Aircraft Defense Squadron, Wheeler Army Airfield, October 7, 1956
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, November 4, 1946
203rd Air Refueling Squadron, JBPH-H, February 12, 1993
204th Airlift Squadron, JBPH-H, October 31, 1994
201st Intelligence Squadron, JBPH-H
297th Air Traffic Control Squadron, Kalaeloa, October 13, 1967
154th Maintenance Group, JBPH-H, October 31, 1994
154th Maintenance Squadron, JBPH-H, December 1, 1960
154th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, JBPH-H, July 12, 1995
154th Maintenance Operations Flight, JBPH-H
154th Mission Support Group, JBPH-H, October 31, 1994
154th Communications Flight, JBPH-H, October 31, 1994
154th Civil Engineer Squadron, JBPH-H, December 18, 1959
154th Forces Support Squadron, JBPH-H
154th Logistics Readiness Squadron, JBPH-H, July 1, 1979
154th Security Forces Squadron, JBPH-H, January 4, 1979
291st Combat Communications Squadron Keaukaha Military Reservation, Hilo, Hawai‘i, March 6, 1967
292nd Combat Communications Squadron, Kahului, Maui, October 13, 1967
293rd Combat Communications Squadron, JBPH-H, October 13. 1967