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Check Six – 2014: HIANG Launa‘ole Awards

April 11, 2014


The Hawai‘i Air National Guard (HIANG) held its annual “Launa ‘Ole” awards ceremony for outstanding achievement over the past year. Launa ‘Ole means “beyond comparison” or “without peer.”

Among the dignataries at this year’s ceremony were Governor Neil Abercrombie, Colonel (Retired) Walter Kaneakua of Representative Tulsi Gabbard’s office and State Representative Ty Cullen.

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Congratulations to all of our Hawaii Air National Guard “Launa ‘Ole” Award winners!

Outstanding Airman of the Year
SrA Edward Siaosi, 154th Operations Support Squadron
SrA Ken Hayashi, 201st Intelligence Squadron

Outstanding Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year
TSgt Melissa York, 109th Air Operations Group
TSgt Shane Gloor, 154th Security Forces Squadron

Outstanding Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year 
MSgt Fred Gebauer, 109th Air Operations Group
MSgt Nicholas Marzan, 154th Security Forces Squadron

Outstanding First Sergeant of the Year
MSgt John Kim, 109th Air Operations Group

Outstanding Company Grade Officer of the Year
Capt Nicole Vazquez, 109th Air Operations Group
1Lt Jonathan Laurion, 201st Intelligence Squadron

Outstanding Field Grade Officer of the Year
Maj Matthew Masuyama, 154th Force Support Squadron
Maj Francis Shen, 109th Air Operations Group

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