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Webmaster Comments 20.04.16

April 16, 2020

Soldiers Returned to Hawai‘i After Deployment. The 1st Battalion, 487th Field Artillery return home yesterday from a year-long deployment in Afghanistan and Iraq. About 300 Soldiers arrived on a chartered flight from Fort Bliss, Texas. They reunited with their families at a National Guard facility.

But there were no official ceremonies because of the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions.

The Soldiers completed their 14-day quarantine before leaving Texas. Once arriving in Hawaiʻi, they will be subject to the governor’s stay-at-home order. GREAT JOB and WELCOME HOME!

Additional National Guard Members Put on Mission. The Hawai‘i National Guard activated an additional 800 members in support of the state’s COVID-19 response. They joined the 400 Soldiers and Airmen activated last week. Island commanders continue to work with county mayors and their emergency management agencies to coordinate their part of the response. Joint Task Force Commander Brig. Gen. Moses Kaoiwi Jr. said: “I am confident that by working together, we will meet our objectives of continuing to flatten the curve and create a safe and secure environment for the people of Hawai‘i.” The National Guard has received federal funding to assist in pay and allowances for Soldiers and Airmen.

This City & County of Honolulu graphic explains the difference between the “Stay at Home Order” and the “14 Day Quarantine.”

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