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Webmaster Comments 20.05.20

May 20, 2020

2020 Census. The 2020 Census is your once-in-a-decade chance to shape the future of your family and community. This year’s 2020 census data will help establish how billions of dollars are distributed to states and communities every year for the next 10 years. To ensure Hawaii gets its fair share, respond to the census now at

Senior Leader Removals. Over the last few years, there had been an increased trend of senior officers and NCOs who were relieved from their posts for a variety of reasons. Among recent headlines about removals:

– Air Force two-star fired amid investigation into misconduct allegations
– The Navy’s top enlisted recruiter was fired “due to loss of confidence in his judgement”
– Senior Marine aviator fired for flying too low and too fast during ceremony
– Head of Army Installation Management Command relieved
– Air Force rescue squadron commander relieved over ‘loss of confidence’

While there are more cases not addressed or investigated, the Pentagon’s actions to remove senior leaders in definitely a change in direction from earlier years. 

Hawaii National Guard Credit Union. As many know, the Hawaii National Guard Credit Union merged with the Aloha Pacific Federal Credit Union (APFCU) several years ago. The National Guard credit union closed its branches at Diamond Head and Kalaeloa in March a part of their response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Last week, there was an announcement that the National Guard credit union would fully merge with APFCU effective June 12, 2020. The National Guard credit union branches will not reopen. Manager Jozet “Josie” Yoshitake and her staff have moved to positions with the APFCU.

Josie and her staff, past and present, have been supporters of the Hawaii National Guard through the years of its existence. We wish them well as they continue their life journeys.

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