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Hawaii National Guard Unit Emblems: 199th Fighter Squadron

January 6, 2021

Blazon: On a disc, or fimbriated, sable, surmounting a stylized aircraft, azure, with rockets, gules, a representation of the war god, “Kuka’ilimoku”, sable, mouth, nose, eyebrows and spear pole argent, eyes and habit gules.

Significance: On a yellow disc, piped black, over a stylized aircraft, ligh( blue, with rockets, red, a representation of the war god, black, red and white, “Kuka’ilimoku”, personal war god of the famous early mythological Hawaiian kings, as Kamehameha I and Umi. The aircraft represents the aerial mission of the unit. The mythological war god “Kuka’ilimoku”, symbolic of fearlessness, valor, and strength in the heat of battle, is representative of the spirit of the l99th Fighter Squadron, SE.

The emblem was designed by 1st Lt Wade H. McVay Jr. Approved 11 October 1951.

The information above is from the Hawaii Air National Guard’s HANG 25 booklet. Then-Capt Kurt Johnson designed the 199th Fighter Squadron’s current emblem that was approved in September 1961.

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