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Promotion Ceremony: Brig. Gen. Stephen F. Logan

Off the Hawaii Adjutant General’s Facebook page

Hawaii National Guard photograph

Governor David Y. Ige hosted the promotion ceremony for Stephen F. Logan to brigadier general. The virtual ceremony was held at Washington Place on Tuesday, June 22, 2021.

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Watch the ceremony video   The ceremony starts at 0:30

Zantac Recall Cancelled

From the WebMD website

A 2016 study that found a link between the active ingredient in the heartburn drug Zantac and cancer, leading to its eventual recall, has been retracted.

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Earlier Retiree News post on the Zantac recall:

January 12, 2020: The FDA Announces Two More Antacid Recalls Due to Cancer Risk

September 20, 2019: Heartburn Drug Zantac May Contain Small Amounts of Known Carcinogen, FDA Says

Check Six: June 1977 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 June 1977 Kūkā‘ilimoku issue. This issue includes the following stories:

* Unalakleet Day School Visits the 154th Tactical Fighter Group

* Exchange Privileges Expand

* Murphy’s Law

Review the entire June 1977 Kūkā‘ilimoku issue

Are Your Sleep Habits Sound?

From the WebMD website

It’s true that as we get older, our sleep patterns change — but at any age, you still need quality rest to be healthy.

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Check Six – 2004: 154th Mission Support Group Party

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This photograph shows Ray Duropan, Michael Armisted, and Shon Kele, all members of the 154th Security Forces Squadron. It was taken on June 6, 2004.

The 154th Mission Support Group hosted a going-away party for the commander, then Col Edwin “Skip” Vincent. Skip was moving to a position at then-U.S. Pacific Command, where he was later promoted to brigadier general.

Check Six: June 1985 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 an e-newsletter today. 

Today we feature the June 1985 Kūkā‘ilimoku issue. This issue includes the following stories:

* Cope Thunder / Cope Sage Summary

* CAMS News & Views: lots of familiar names

* Unit Designation Changes

* Promotions: Kenneth Wicks, Henry Wakumoto, Gary Hema, Hans Tandal

* Phil Skains becomes the Weapons & Tactics Officer

Review the entire the June 1985 Kūkā‘ilimoku issue

Guard General Threatened Businesses That Didn’t Publicly Support Gun Range Proposal, Emails Show

From the Military.com website

Frustrated over a lack of community support for a proposed gun range, the executive director of Joint Base Cape Cod, Massachusetts, emailed the local chamber of commerce last week, threatening to prevent his soldiers from patronizing area businesses.

Retired Brig. Gen. Christopher Faux threatened a “conditional confinement” for thousands of troops in an email to Chris Adams, chief of staff of the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce.

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What to know about preparing for chemotherapy

From the Medical News Today website

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Chemotherapy destroys cancer cells, but it also kills healthy cells, causing side effects such as hair loss and a weaker immune system. Preparing for chemotherapy in the right way can help a person manage this treatment and deal with its challenges.

In most cases, a person does not need to make any medical preparations for chemotherapy. However, understanding the side effects and developing a support plan can make this treatment easier to manage. 

This article explains how to prepare for chemotherapy and provides some helpful tips on what to do afterward.

Check Six – Mid-1970s: HQ Hawaii Air National Guard Staff

This post first appeared in Issue 109 of the e-newsletter Retiree News on January 18, 2011

The following photo was taken on the steps of the old Hawai‘i Air National Guard (HIANG) building on Diamond Head Road, where Kapi‘olani Community College is situated today. Brig Gen Robert Maguire served as Commander, HIANG and is seen here with the Headquarters staff. There is no reference date for the photo, but General Maguire served as commander from 1973-1976.

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Row four: Cornwal Matsusaka, Scott Nomura, hidden, unknown, Douglas Souza, unknown, Catherine Asato (née Castillo)

Row three: Kozen Kaneshiro, Charles Wong, Richard Sanders, James Oshiro, Clifford Chee, Ralph Kaneshiro

Row two: Ronald Silva, Allen Mizumoto, David Wissmar III, Richie Kunichika, William Klopp, Kenneth Chong, Edward “Eddie” Anderson

Row one: Donald O’Day, Arthur Ishimoto, Melvin “MIG” Yen, Robert Maguire, John “Moon” Carroll, William Mossman, Richard Furuno

Arthur Ishimoto went on to serve as Commander HIANG (1976-1982) and Adjutant General (1982-1983). Allen Mizumoto later became Commander HIANG (1991-1993).

Before they retired, Clifford Chee, Kozen Kaneshiro, Ralph Kaneshiro, Cornwal Matsusaka, and Ken Sonan all became chief master sergeants.

Check Six: June 1993 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 an e-newsletter today. 

Today we feature the June 1993 Kūkā‘ilimoku issue. This issue includes the following stories:

* 154th Group wins Safety Award

* CBPO Connection: MSgt Iris Kabazawa continuing column

* CAMS News & Views: lots of familiar names

* Promotions: including Lorrie Macanas, Dale Zuttermeister, Russell Abe, Robert Mint

* Unlimited Exchange Privileges

* Sports News

Review the entire the June 1993 Kūkā‘ilimoku issue

Flying Overseas? There’s A LOT You Need To Know. Here’s A Guide

From the National Public Radio website

What do I need to know about international air travel
at this stage of pandemic?

First of all, you have plenty of company. International air travel is expected to surge this summer. Americans are thinking of European vacations again. “We’ve had people asking a lot about Europe,” says Chicago-area travel adviser Kendra Thornton of Royal Travel & Tours. “Not necessarily booking but wanting to keep tabs on it.”

In addition, residents of the U.S. with family members in other countries are eager for a reunion after pandemic-enforced separations. People may be traveling abroad for work as well.

They’ll run into quite a range of travel restrictions and entry requirements.

Ways to Make Your Feet Feel Better

From the WebMD website

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Foot stretches – with a ball or roller – are good for your feet and can hel[ manage painful conditions like plantar fasciitis. Continue reading

Frenchie Faurot Promoted to Brig Gen and assumes command of Guam Air National Guard

From the KUAM News website

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Former Hawaii Air National Guard member Christopher “Frenchy” Faurot was promoted to brigadier general and assumed command of the Guam Air National Guard. Frenchy became a fighter pilot with the 199th Fighter Squadron during the F-15 Eagle era. He went on to serve in several command and staff positions in the HIANG and later, Pacific Air Forces.

Congratulations Frenchy!

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Thanks to Braden “Mongo” Sakai for sharing this article with Retiree News.

Check Six: June 2009 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 June 2009 Kūkā‘ilimoku issue. This issue includes the following stories:

* Brig Gen Peter “Skipper” Pauling relinquishes command of the 154th Wing

* F-22 Egress trainer delivered

* HIANG canoe team wins

* Promotions: including Leilani Moniz, Reid Tsubota, Rex Godinez,

* 203 ARS and 204 AS Change of Commands

Review the entire June 2009 Kūkā‘ilimoku issue