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  • Hawaii ANG, Navy Reserve fighters enhance joint lethality

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii – The Hawaiian skies cleared for Total Force Airmen and Navy Reserve exercise participants as they took part in a first-of-its-kind fighter exercise Jan. 18-26.While the Hawaii ANG routinely hosts large-scale combat exercises through its Sentry Aloha program,

  • National Guard's interstate cooperation enhances air defense

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii – In an operations center on the slopes of the Waianae mountain range, teams of Air National Guard Airmen monitor pods of brightly colored computer screens. From their perch, these Airmen have a virtual view of the airspace in and around the Hawaiian Islands as they

  • Artificial Intelligence-Based Battle Management Training Rolled Out

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- The Western Air Defense Sector rolled out a cutting edge video game like training system, Aug. 26-27, 2021, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. The system, called Battle Management Training NEXT (BMTN), provides command and control battle management operators

  • Hawaii Airmen train in California on disaster response

    CONCORD, Calif. – Medical specialists from the Hawaii Air National Guard's 154th Medical Group Detachment 1 took their expertise on the road to participate in a California disaster response exercise.Exercise Sentinel Response, held primarily on the grounds of a U.S. Navy military installation,

  • Hawaiian Raptors, French Air Force advance interoperability

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii – F-22 Raptors from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam completed international air combat training July 5, with several training sorties focused on interoperability with the French Air Force.From June 27 to July 5, three French Air Force Rafales, two A400M Atlas,

  • Hawaiian Raptors fly with RAAF for exercise Pacific Edge 21

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii – Total Force Airmen from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam completed a multifaceted, air combat exercise April 22, flying more than 100 sorties alongside partners from the Royal Australian Air Force and other U.S.-based units.The exercise, Pacific Edge 21, was

  • Hawaii Air Guard wraps up temporary deployment to Japan

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii – Dozens of operations, maintenance and support Airmen and a contingent of F-22 Raptors returned home April 4 following almost a month of temporary duty at Iwakuni Marine Corps Air Station, Japan.In Japan, the Hawaiian Raptors, a Total Force Integration unit of

  • Hawaiian Raptors, Alaska' Aggressors' hold fighter exercise

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii – Hawaii Air National Guard F-22 Raptor aircrews and F-16 Fighting Falcon "Aggressors" from Alaska trained over the Pacific Ocean in exercise Pacific Falcon.The exercise was held to generate dissimilar aircraft combat training with the Alaska-based aircraft

  • Hawaii, Alaska ANG practice rescue capabilities

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii – Members of the Hawaii Air National Guard's 204th Airlift Squadron wrapped up a month-long search and rescue exercise around Oahu Feb. 6, alongside partners from the Alaska ANG. The training, called Exercise H2O, was tailored to improve the Hawaii Air National