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Hawaii Air National Guard Units Return From Deployments

July 30, 2015

Taken from a State Department of Defense press release

Honolulu, Hawaii- More than 80 members of the Hawaii Air National Guard (HIANG) from four different units, have returned home from deployments.  Approximately  40 members of the  292nd Combat Communications Squadron, based in Kahului, Maui, and two other HIANG units returned home today from the U.S. Central Command’s Area of Responsibility (CENTCOM AOR) after a six month deployment. Augmenting the 292nd Combat Communications Squadron were several Airmen from the HIANG’s 291st Combat Communications Squadron, based in Hilo, Hawaii and the HIANG’s 154th Force Support Squadron, based at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

The HIANG Airmen provided base communications during the deployment such as satellite telecommunications, computer networking, telephone, and mobile radio services as well as some other base support functions. Previously, the 292nd Combat Communications Squadron deployed Airmen to various locations within the CENTCOM AOR in 2006 and 2009.

More than 40 members of the HIANG’s 154th Security Forces Squadron returned to Honolulu International Airport this weekend following a six month deployment to the CENTCOM AOR, which encompasses the area of Southwest Asia and most of the Middle East. The Security Forces Airmen provided base and perimeter security as well as fly-away security teams from an undisclosed location.  The 154th Security Forces Squadron has deployed unit members more than 12 times to the CENTCOM AOR since 2001.

Due to operational security reasons and host nation sensitivities, the HIANG is not disclosing the host nations where the airmen deployed.

All of the Airmen who deployed are part of the 154th Wing, the largest Air National Guard wing in the nation. The Hawaii Air National Guard is comprised of approximately 2,500 airmen whose federal mission is to be trained and available for active duty operational missions.  

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