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All-AAPI Aircrew Flights

May 29, 2021

Off the Hawaii Air National Guard Facebook page

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In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, the Hawaii Air National Guard launched a unique set of sorties today with aircrews comprised of all-AAPI servicemembers. This total-force event was executed by guardsmen who grew up here in the Hawaiian Islands and their active-duty counterparts from the 15th Wing.

In addition to the all-AAPI aircrews, the majority of the maintenance and support personnel involved in today’s sortie are also AAPIs. As today’s mission came to a successful closure, we are reminded of the many diverse cultures which make up our ‘Ohana and we recognize how every ethnic background has so much to offer in this incredible community we share.

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When President Joe Biden issued his Proclamation on Asian American and Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander Heritage Month, 2021, he appears to have changed Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) to Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs). Accordingly, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month became Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

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