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291 CBCS Team Deploys to European Deterrence Initiative

April 21, 2021

Off the Hawaii Air National Guard Facebook page

Members of the 291st Combat Communications Squadron recently set out to support our partners abroad as part of the European Deterrence Initiative. 

Combat Communications Airmen bring mission-critical capabilities with them everywhere they go, laying down the foundation for command and control in any operational environment. As part of their tour, they will deliver communication, logistical and planning support for multiple exercises across the continent.

Moments like this make us incredibly excited to think about the great things this team will accomplish during its mission. 

While they will be operating thousands of miles away from home, we find much comfort in knowing that they are bringing the Aloha Spirit with them as they work together with our Active-Duty counterparts. 

‘Ohana and friends saw the team off at the Hilo International Airport, including retired Master Sgt. Maria Andaya, who presented them with traditional, hand-made leis.


The European Deterrence Initiative (EDI), announced in 2014 as the European Reassurance Initiative (ERI), enables the United States to enhance the U.S. deterrence posture, increase the readiness and responsiveness of U.S. forces in Europe, support the collective defense and security of NATO allies, and bolster the security and capacity of U.S. allies and partners. Learn more

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