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Checking Out Old Photos

July 28, 2013
HIANG Ohana

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The Hawai‘i Air National Guard featured a Hawaiian musical group called the HANG Ohana.  The musicians and dancers evolved over the years, but they entertained at organization events to everyone’s enjoyment.   This photo shows an after work practice on the hanger floor.

Yvette Miraflor stepped in to help with the names.  Her feedback was, “The two musicians I recognize are (from the left) Ron Hoopai (ex engine man and now a Hawaiian Air pilot), the one in the middle is Bill Akiona and I cannot make out the other one because his face is half hidden.  Louise Lum and Bernice Pharr are the dancers.”

Yvette and her husband Ronnie (another HIANG retiree) relocated to Gardnerville, Nevada many years ago.  They return to Hawai‘i to visit family and friends.

Mahalo to Ted Merrill.  His last assignment with the Hawai‘i Air National Guard was the 154th Wing’s historian.  He cataloged a lot of HIANG historical material and shared the DVD.

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