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Check Six – 2011: Two HIARNG Leaders

Retiree News photograph

This photograph shows Joseph Chaves and Theodore Daligdig III, two long time Hawai‘i Army National Guard leaders. General Chaves was the Deputy Commanding General, United States Army Pacific. Retired Colonel Daligdig was a State Department of Defense employee.

They were attending the September 8, 2011 Hawai‘i Emergency Preparedness Executive Committee (HEPEC) meeting. State Civil Defense hosted these quarterly meetings. Emergency management organizations attended to hear briefings and share information.

General Chaves retired and relocated to the Pacific Northwest several years ago. Colonel Daligdig still lives on Kaua‘i. 

Study Shows Inaccuracies in Many Home Blood Pressure Monitors

From the Everyday Health website

If you have an at-home blood pressure monitor, the reading may not be as accurate as you think.

Researchers from seven universities and the World Hypertension League analyzed more than 970 home blood pressure devices being sold by nearly 60 online retailers. Almost 95 percent of the devices hadn’t been validated for accuracy.

Although the team looked only at devices available to Australian consumers, over 90 percent of these products were sold on global e-commerce sites including Amazon and eBay. Of the 278 upper-arm cuff devices included in the new study, which was published in April 2020 in the journal Hypertension, less than 20 percent had been validated, meaning the cuffs had not been proved to give accurate readings according to internationally accepted standards. Just 8 percent of the 162 wrist-cuff devices had been validated and none of the more than 530 wristband-style wearables had been validated at the time of the study.

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Check Six: September 1968 Kūkā‘ilimoku

The Kūkā‘ilimoku is the official e-newsletter of the 154th Wing, Hawaii Air National Guard. The first issue came in September 1957 and continues as a monthly newsletter today. 

Today we feature the August 1968 Kūkā‘ilimoku issue. This issue includes the following stories:

* Promotions: including Richie “Kuni” Kunichika, John “Saigon” Lee, Hiroshi Go, Harry Awana

* Melvin Souza named HANG’s Outstanding Fighter Pilot Award

* John Parrish and Gerald Sada return from Palace Alert activation

Review the entire September 1968 Kūkā‘ilimoku issue

Check Six – 1960: Main Terminal Gates of HNL under construction

From the Hawaii Aviation website

When first constructed, the “Y” portion of the airport was open air as shown in the photograph above. In a later renovation, the second floor of the “Y” became enclosed as it is today.

Recruiting and Retention Battalion Change of Command

Off the Hawaii Army National Guard Retention Facebook page

Here’s a quick recap from Friday’s change of command ceremony for Hawaii’s Own Recruiting and Retention Battalion. Big Mahalo to LTC Michael Rosner for everything you’ve done for RRB as our commander, we wish you all the best in your future endeavors. Let’s also welcome our new commander LTC James Fe’a-Fiame to RRB! Ola Ke Koa!

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Check Six: September 1976 Kūkā‘ilimoku

The Kūkā‘ilimoku is the official e-newsletter of the 154th Wing, Hawai’i Air National Guard. The first issue came in September 1957 and continues as a monthly newsletter today. 

Today we feature the July 1976 Kūkā‘ilimoku issue. This issue includes the following stories:

* “WAF” Acronym Goes Away

* Hawaii National Guard Enlisted Association (HNGEA) news

* Hawaii National Guard Association (HNGA) Council

* 154th Supply Squadron Happenings: including Glenn Sugawara, Alfredo Canopin

* Bits & Pieces Column: including BG Edward Yoshimasu, Geoffrey Avery

Review the entire September 1976 Kūkā‘ilimoku issue

Foods That Are Good for Your Eyes

From the U.S. News & World Report website

We’ve heard tomatoes help your skin …

And that Mediterranean foods are good for your heart, and a little agave nectar doesn’t hurt your libido. But what about your eyes? It so happens that tomatoes contain lycopene and lutein, which are good for the eyes. 

Here’s a list of food and beverages that are good for eye health:

Air Force Reveals Next Generation Air Dominance Combat Aircraft Has Flown

Boeing photograph shows one concept for the Air Force’s Next Generation Air Dominance Fighter

From the Air Force Magazine website

The Air Force’s Next Generation Air Dominance combat aircraft, intended to complement or succeed the F-22 and F-35 in the air superiority role, has already flown, having been rapidly prototyped through modern digital design, Air Force acquisition chief Will Roper revealed September 15.

Roper made the revelation at the end of a talk at AFA’s virtual Air, Space & Cyber Conference in which he said the Air Force is at an inflection point in how it will master future uncertainty. Making an analogy to the choice facing the main character in the movie “The Matrix,” the Air Force can “choose the red pill” and accept a new reality and new ways of buying the equipment it needs, or do things the old-fashioned way—taking the “blue pill”—and “lose,” Roper said. In the movie, the main character can choose to “wake up” from an elaborate illusion to a harsh reality, or continue in the illusion, which is comforting but false and self-defeating.   

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Check Six – 2002: Burgerland & Sunray Market

From the Kamaaina56 flickr page

Classic after-surf teriburger & plate lunch spot in Honolulu, on Monsarrat Avenue at Campbell in Kapahulu. Many Fort Ruger Guardmembers grabbed a breakfast or lunch at Burgerland on drill weekends from the 1960s through 2002. The drive-in changed owners in 2002 and became Diamond Head Market & Grill.

Check Six: September 1984 Kūkā‘ilimoku

The Kūkā‘ilimoku is the official e-newsletter of the 154th Wing, Hawaii Air National Guard. The first issue came in September 1957 and continues as a monthly newsletter today. 

Today we feature the September 1984 Kūkā‘ilimoku issue. This issue includes the following stories:

* 199th Scores Darts and DACT!

* C-130 Hercules replaces the C-7 Caribou

* CAMS News & Views: always lots of familiar names

* “Break Right” by Lt Gaylord Dowson

Review the entire the September 1984 Kūkā‘ilimoku issue

Check Six – Early 1960s: Honolulu International Airport, Inter-island Ramp

Common Meds Tied to Faster Mental Decline in Seniors

From the Health Day website

A group of widely used medications might speed up older adults’ mental decline — especially if they are at increased risk of dementia, a new study hints.

The medications in question are called anticholinergics, and they are used to treat a diverse range of conditions — from allergies, motion sickness and overactive bladder to high blood pressure, depression and Parkinson’s disease.

The drugs are known to have short-term side effects such as confusion and fuzzy memory.

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Check Six – 2004: Comptroller Section Get Together

Personal photograph used with permission

Thanks to retiree Gary Momohara emailed this photograph to Retiree News.

Gary said it was a Comptroller Section party in 2004. In the photograph are (L-R): Bryan YonemotoNani MahauluBen MurataColosse Eliapo, and Carol Orr.

The hard-working Comptroller section did a super job managing the Hawaii Air National Guard’s finances.

Check Six: September 1991 Kūkā‘ilimoku

The Kūkā‘ilimoku is the official e-newsletter of the 154th Wing, Hawaii Air National Guard. The first issue came in September 1957 and continues as a monthly newsletter today. 

Today we feature the September 1991 Kūkā‘ilimoku issue. This issue includes the following stories:

* Family Day 1991

* CAMS News & Views: lots of familiar names

* Supply’s MAPPER System online

* New 154 CAM Sq. facilities dedicated

* ANG Softball tournament in Tennessee

* Senior Officer change of command

* Promotions: including Mark Yoshida, Louis Pontes III

Review the entire the September 1991 Kūkā‘ilimoku issue