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  • Weapons of Mass Destruction Exercise Tests Interoperability

    LIHUE, Hawaii – Members of the 33rd Weapons of Mass Destruction-Civil Support Team tested interoperability during a weapons of mass destruction exercise with the Kaua’i Emergency Management Agency, the Hawaii National Guard, and a half dozen other integrated CST teams and CBRNE Enhanced Response

  • Hawaii Civil Engineer Airmen Develop Multi-Capable Skills

    WAIMANALO, Hawaii - Airmen from the 154th Civil Engineer Squadron performed Rapid Airfield Damage Recovery training at Bellows Air Force Station during exercise Pacific Warriorz 2024.The primary objective of the April 7 exercise was to conduct movement, beddown and base recovery efforts after a

  • Washington National Guardsman Reconnects with Palauan Roots

    KOROR, Palau - Air Force Maj. Marvin Yamada Jr. was born on Guam, a 30-mile-long island in the Western Pacific Ocean — a place, it is said, where America’s day begins — to two native Palauans. Today, he serves in the Washington National Guard as a mission crew commander in the Western Air Defense

  • Hawaii Guard Supports Exchange with Partner Indonesia

    JAKARTA, Indonesia - Hawaii National Guard medical professionals supported a security cooperation exchange in Jakarta May 6-7 as part of bilateral defense discussions between the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command and the Tentara Nasional Indonesia.The exchange served as a midterm review for the December

  • National Guard Athletes Finish Strong at Lincoln Marathon

    LINCOLN, Neb. - Twenty-one of the National Guard’s best athletes from the All Guard Marathon Team, representing 17 states and territories, competed in the 47th annual Lincoln Marathon May 5. The Lincoln Marathon is familiar territory to these athletes who all ran the same course last year during the

  • Southern Strike Joint Combat Exercise Concludes in Mississippi

    GULFPORT, Miss. - Military members from all departments of the U.S. armed forces participated in the Southern Strike 2024-1 joint combat exercise at Gulfport Combat Readiness Training Center March 4-15.The two-week exercise included approximately 425 military personnel from all over the United

  • Hawaii National Guard, Philippines Strengthen Partnership

    CAMP AGUINALDO, Philippines - The Hawaii National Guard and Armed Forces of the Philippines strengthened their partnership during the 2025 Mutual Defense Board and Security Engagement Board standing committee meeting in Quezon City March 6-7.This bilateral gathering, steered by high-level military

  • Hawaii Guard Imagery Analyst Named PACAF Award Winner

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii - A Hawaii Air National Guard Airman won a Pacific Air Force-level award Sept. 22 for his exceptional contributions to the Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance community.Senior Airman Cory Haines, an imagery analyst from the 613th Air

  • Hawaii Guard, Philippines Train on Search and Rescue Skills

    SAN FERNANDO, Philippines - The Hawaii National Guard engaged in an urban and mountain search and rescue subject matter expert exchange with the 505th Search and Rescue Group, Philippine Air Force, and the 525th Engineer Combat Battalion, 51st Engineer Brigade, Philippine Army.This Aug. 15-31 event

  • National Guard, DOD Support Hawaii's Long-term Recovery

    WASHINGTON - Defense Department personnel remain ready to support Maui residents for the foreseeable future as local officials plot a course for recovery from the Lahaina wildfire, the Hawaii National Guard’s incident commander says.Army Major Gen. Kenneth Hara, adjutant general for the state of