DOD NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii Air National Guard to host Sentry Aloha Exercise

Posted on Mar 22, 2017 in Latest News

 

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii- Oahu residents may see an increase in fighter aircraft activity beginning next week as part of a Sentry Aloha exercise.   Sentry Aloha is an ongoing series of exercises, hosted by the Hawaii Air National Guard’s 154th Wing, involving multiple types of aircraft and services.  Initial planning for Sentry Aloha exercises usually begins six months prior and provides tailored, cost effective and realistic combat training for U.S. Air Force, Air National Guard and other Department of Defense services to provide U.S. warfighters with the skillsets necessary to perform their homeland defense and overseas combat missions.

This Sentry Aloha iteration will involve more than 800 personnel and more than 30 aircraft from Hawaii and five other states.  The exercise will run through the first week of April.

The 154th Wing is the largest Air National Guard wing in the nation. The Hawaii Air National Guard is comprised of nearly 2,500 Airmen whose federal mission is to be trained and available for active duty Air Force operational missions.   The HIANG is also responsible for maintaining a 24 hour a day, 365 days a year vigil of Hawaii’s airspace against any external threats.

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For more information, please contact Lt. Col. Charles Anthony, State of Hawaii, Department of Defense Director of Public Affairs at the number below.

Media Contact:

Lt. Col. Charles Anthony

Public Affairs Officer

808-388-5986 (cell)

808-733-4258 (office)

charles.anthony@us.af.mil

www.hawaii.gov/dod

 

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CHARLES J. ANTHONY, Lt. Col. , HIANG

JF HQ Hawaii National Guard

Director, Public Affairs

(808) 733-4258