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HIANG Hosts 2019 Launa‘ole Awards

February 11, 2020

Off the Hawaii Air National Guard Facebook page

Hawaii Air National Guard photograph

Launa‘ole – a Hawaiian phrase meaning “beyond comparison” or “without peer.” It describes our vision for the Hawaii Air National Guard to be a professional fore that is second to none, or simply the best.

Congratulations to the recipients of the Hawaii Air National Guard’s 2019 Launa‘ole Awards.

Airman of the Year Full Time
​SrA Nathan I. Barboza
154th Civil Engineering Squadron (154 CES)

Airman of the Year Part Time
SSgt Nicolas S. Bakos
292nd Combat Communications Squadron (292 CBCS)

Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year Full Time
TSgt Sharon M. Pasion
HQ Hawaii Air National Guard (HQ HIANG)

Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year Part Time
SSgt Jason F. Camarillo
169th Air Defense Squadron (169 ADS)

Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year Full Time
SMSgt Angel L. Umiamaka
298th Support Squadron (298 SS)

Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year Part Time
MSgt Garrett M. Nishida
292nd Combat Communications Squadron (292 CBCS)

First Sergeant of the Year
SMSgt Daniel T. Hiyama
154th Wing (154 WG)

Company Grade Officer of the Year Full Time
Capt Evan S. Kurosu
204th Airlift Squadron (204 AS)

Company Grade Officer of the Year Part Time
Capt Jack K. Munechika
292nd Combat Communications Squadron (292 CBCS)

Field Grade Officer of the Year Full Time
Maj Britton J. Komine
201st Air Mobility Operations Squadron (201 AMOS)

Field Grade Officer of the Year Part Time
Maj Koani G. Lau
203rd Air Refueling Squadron (203 ARS)

Winning Team of the Year
Hawaii Air National Guard Recruiting Team

Service Team Award
154th Force Support Squadron (154 FSS)

Outstanding Unit of the Year
199th Fighter Squadron (199 FS) (to include 19th FS partners)

Kaleo Nui Award
154th Medical Group (154 MDG)

Check out the photographs of the recipients

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