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Check Six – 2019: HIANG Maintenance Airmen Coined

December 27, 2019

Off the Hawaii Air National Guard Facebook page

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When Airmen go above and beyond their normal call of duty, it’s hard to not take notice.

Master Sgt. Dwayne Yoshioka, Staff Sgt. Nicholas Lim, Tech. Sgt. Walter Chun, Staff Sgt. Ikaika Flores, who have been recognized by Maj. Gen. Thomas Kennett, Air National Guard Assistant to the Commander, Air Mobility Command, for their indispensable support for an AMC mission.

On December 4, these outstanding Airmen from the 154th Maintenance Squadron provided a no-notice response for an AMC aircraft in need of repairs. Flores and Chun responded to and corrected avionics discrepancy on a KC-135 Stratotanker from Sioux City, Iowa. On the same day Yoshioka and Lim’s hydraulics expertise was called upon to repair a boom system on another KC-135, based out of Wisconsin.

With their combined teamwork, resilience and craftsmanship these professionals were able to identify and correct show-stopping discrepancies, allowing both aircraft to carry out their important missions.

For their remarkable performance, each Airmen was presented a challenge coin as a token of appreciation.

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