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Island Sentinels

December 23, 2016

From the Airman Magazine website


In a land steeped in mythology and legend, lies a mountain whose peak touches the clouds.

Mount Ka‘ala, O‘ahu, the majestic remnant of an eroded shield volcano, is said to be home to the Hawaiian goddess Kaiona, “protector of those in need.”

Atop the Wai‘anae Range, the highest point on the island —Ka‘ala — is also home to a modern protector keeping watch over the people; a radar station that monitors the airspace around Hawai‘i, operated by Hawai‘i Air National Guard’s 169th Air Defense Squadron based at Wheeler Army Airfield.

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