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173rd Fighter Wing Joins Sentry Luau Exercise in Hawaii
March 15, 2024
A U.S. Air Force crew chief from the 173rd Fighter Wing at Kingsley Field, Ore., directs an F-15 Eagle back to the ramp parking during Sentry Luau at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Feb. 26, 2024. Approximately 20 Airmen from Kingsley Field received familiarization flights while at JBPHH.

U.S. and Pacific Joint Forces Train Together
November 22, 2023
U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 11th Airborne Division, exit a C-17 Globemaster III during Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Center 24-1 at March Air Reserve Base, California, Oct. 28, 2023. JPMRC 24-1 included over 5,300 participants from the U.S. Joint Force, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Indonesia and Thailand.

Hawaii Army Guard Leads Exchange with Filipino Partners
October 25, 2023
Hawaii Army National Guard 1st Sgt. Clayton Perreira, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 183rd Aviation Regiment commander, conducts a standardization subject matter expert exchange with the Philippine Air Force at Brigadier General Benito N. Ebuen Air Base, Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines, Sept. 27, 2023.

Airman’s Hispanic Heritage Fuels Passionate Career
October 5, 2023
1st Lt. Antonieta Jara, 154th Medical Group public health officer, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. At 17, Antonieta Jara embarked on a solo journey from Ecuador to the United States, where she became a commissioned officer after 14 years of uniformed service.

Airmen Train for Space Operations During Vulcan Guard
August 14, 2023
Members of the Vulcan Guard BOLT 5 exercise stand for a group photo Aug. 10, 2023, during Vulcan Guard, a space-focused exercise incorporating several diverse space weapons systems in realistic threat-based scenarios and hosted at the 178th Wing in Springfield, Ohio. Personnel from all seven National Guard states that conduct space operations, U.S. Space Command and the Brazilian military participated in the week-long exercise.

Hawaii Guard's Crucial Role in Guam’s Typhoon Recovery Effort
July 14, 2023
Airmen of the 154th Combat Comm. Squadron, Hawaii Air National Guard, assist members of the Guam National Guard with emergency communications equipment following Typhoon Mawar in Barrigada May 28, 2023.

Hawaii Airman's Alertness Prevents Potential Crisis
July 13, 2023
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Faith Calaro, 169th Air Defense Squadron surveillance technician, monitors her workstation on June 3, 2023 at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii.

A Critical Battlespace: Guard Units Train on Electromagnetic Warfare
June 21, 2023
From left to right, Tech. Sgt. Salvatore Izzo, Tech. Sgt. Christopher Hodge, Staff Sgt. Christopher Jones and 1st Lt. Zachary Burns with the Florida Air National Guard’s 114th Electromagnetic Warfare Squadron stabilize what will be the base of an antenna as part of exercise ThunderMoose, June 13, 2023, at Bangor Air National Guard Base in Maine. The exercise involved transporting a electromagnetic warfare system to the base followed by setting up an operating facility.

Hawaii, Arizona Air Guard Conduct Readiness Training
April 17, 2023
Hawaii Air National Guard Airmen from the 154th Force Support Squadron disassemble tent structures April 5, 2023, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. The Home Station Readiness Training event was an opportunity for the Air National Guard Force Support Squadron to improve readiness for deployment.

Whitehead: ‘Guardsmen in the Pacific Crucial to Homeland Defense‘
March 28, 2023
From left to right: Hawaii Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Xiaija Schuldies, a pararescueman with the 48th Rescue Squadron (left), shared a laugh with Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony Whitehead, the SEA to the chief, National Guard Bureau, while Hawaii Air National Guard 1st Lt. Matthew Moawad, a combat rescue officer assigned to the 48th RQS, listens in.

F-22 Raptors Rearmed in Demonstration of ACE Capabilities
March 10, 2023
A Hawaii Air National Guard weapons crew from the 154th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron arms an F-22 Raptor with inert munitions at the Pacific Missile Range Facility, Barking Sands, Hawaii, March 8, 2023.

Hawaii Air Guard Hosts U.S.-Australian Pacific Edge Exercise
December 16, 2022
U.S. and Royal Australian Air Force aircraft converge in a bilateral formation Dec. 8, 2022, near the coast of Oahu, Hawaii, during exercise Pacific Edge 23. The exercise provided realistic combat training to increase readiness and stability throughout the Indo-Pacific.

Hawaii Airmen, Marines Practice Chemical Warfare Response
October 7, 2022
Master Sgt. Roderick Baker, 154th Operations Support Squadron F-22 Raptor aircrew flight equipment NCO, executes decontamination procedures Aug. 31, 2022, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. More than 70 U.S. Airmen and Marines participated in a Pacific Air Forces chemical warfare and decontamination exercise called Toxic Pineapple.

Hawaii, California, Nevada Airmen practice water rescue
August 26, 2022
Hawaii, Nevada and California Air National Guard Airmen paddle a boat in rough water during Swift Water Rescue Training Jun. 8, 2022 on the Truckee River, Calif. The course focused on the fundamentals of survival in moving water, swift water swimming, shore, boat, and in-water rescue.

Hawaii Air National Guard Supports Arctic Exercise
July 25, 2022
A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III based out of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, and crewed by members of the 204th Airlift Squadron participates in exercise Amalgam Dart July 6, 2022, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. This iteration of the exercise featured a variety of military aircraft from the U.S. Air Force that operate out of the northern region.

Hawaii Air Guard helps deliver baby formula from Europe
May 26, 2022
Senior Airman Jolan Besse, 721st Aerial Port Squadron loadmaster, assists Airmen as they load infant formula onto a C-17 Globemaster lll aircraft assigned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 22, 2022. The formula arrived from Switzerland as part of the U.S. government’s Operation Fly Formula to rapidly transport infant formula to the United States due to critical shortages there.

US, Australian aircrew swap seats for Global Dexterity
May 20, 2022
U.S. Air Force loadmasters from the 204th Airlift Squadron, Tech. Sgt. Josh Moracco and Senior Airman Sandra Kim, and Royal Australian Air Force loadmasters from 87 Squadron, Sgt. Ben Russell and Flt Sgt. Jay Johnson, gather May 12, 2022, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. Aircrew members from each nation shared responsibilities on one another’s aircraft throughout training exercise Global Dexterity.

First Stratotanker inducted into Air Force museum
May 5, 2022
Members of the 203rd Air Refueling Squadron and 154th Maintenance Squadron are joined by the deputy director of the Air National Guard and three honorable retirees April 30, 2022, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The retired Airmen were reunited with their KC-135R Stratotanker, numbered 60-0329, which they earned the McKay Trophy aboard in 1967 for responding to a cross-service emergency refueling request. Upon completion of the aircraft's final flight, 06-0329 was inducted into the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.

Nevada, Hawaii Air Guard conduct airpower exercise in Hawaii
April 1, 2022
U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Chuck Davis, left, and Airman 1st Class Skye Luck, Nevada Air National Guard loadmasters, at the ramp of a Nevada C-130 Hercules Aircraft after completing a training mission at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, March 2, 2022. Airmen from various squadrons and groups from the Nevada Air National Guard participated in an exercise to employ the agile combat employment concept across various Hawaiian Islands.

Ho'oikaika strengthens total force integration
March 14, 2022
F-22 Raptors assigned to the Hawaii Air National Guard 199th Fighter Squadron and the active duty 19th Fighter Squadron are staged on the flightline of Marine Corps Base Kaneohe, Hawaii, March 3, 2022, during Agile Combat Employment exercise Hoʻoikaika. ACE is an operational concept that leverages networks of well-established and austere air bases, multi-capable airmen, pre-positioned equipment, and airlift to rapidly deploy, disperse and maneuver combat capability throughout a theater.