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And the winners were…

April 6, 2016

Hawaii Air National Guard (HIANG)In 2001, the Launa’Ole – Above All Others awards were born.

For the past 15 years, the Hawaii Air National Guard has held the Launa’Ole awards and our reputation continues to grow world-wide. Our nominees and award recipients and every one of our HIANG airmen, are part of a seven decade-long legacy. From humble beginnings to becoming an organization without rival.

The following are the 2015 winners.

Airman of the Year

Fulltime:
SrA Eric W. Brown, 291st Combat Communications Squadron

Traditional:
SrA Marco F. Mendez, 154th Force Support Squadron

Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year

Fulltime:
TSgt Sharon M. Pasion, Hq, Hawaii Air National Guard

Traditional:
TSgt Visconti S. Christman, 109th Air Operations Group

Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year

Fulltime:
SMSgt Jermaine D. Speed, 201st Intelligence Squadron

First Sergeant of the Year

MSgt Lane G. Martin, 297th Air Traffic Control Squadron

Company Grade Officer of the Year

Fulltime:
1st Lt Gordon K. K. Kai, 169th Air Defense Squadron

Traditional:
Capt Timothy S. Hiura, 154th Medical Group

Field Grade Officer of the Year

Fulltime:
Maj Ivan J. Aguirre, 154th Civil Engineer Squadron

Traditional:
Maj Kaialii “Kai” Kahele, 109th Air Operations Group

Service Award

154th Wing, Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Team

Winning Team Award

C-17 AMXS Production Team

Outstanding Unit

169th Air Defense Squadron

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