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Check Six – 1989: Shaka Receives a Presentation Gift

February 5, 2021
Hawaii Air National Guard photograph

This undated photograph shows Lt Col Harold “Shaka” Schatz receiving a presentation gift. When asked for comments on the photograph, Shaka said:

My memory is getting kind of old but my best guess is that this was at the end of a Sentry Aloha exercise in 1988 or 1989.  No clue who the other units might have been.


Retiree News did some research to identify the unit presenting the gift. Based on the squadron patch on the presentation gift, the unit involved is the then-7th Tactical Fighter Squadron.

The 7th Fighter Squadron was an United States Air Force unit, last assigned to the 49th Operations Group. It was last stationed at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. On May 2, 2014, the 7th Fighter Squadron was inactivated.

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