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Check Six – 2011: Family Reunion

July 5, 2021

This post first appeared in the February 8, 2011 e-newletter Retiree News.

Hawaii Air National Guard photograph

Retiree News asked Harold Fujii for some feedback about this photo of him with his family on the flightline taken quite a few years ago.

Good Morning – yup, long time ago, but brought back memories of some of the best times of my life – I believe the date was April 21, 1984 coming back from a deployment to Holloman AFB, New Mexico where we flew (Dissimilar Aircraft Combat Training (DACT) sorties in their ACMI air space – really cool and good flying – we were there for 2 weeks – Bruce “Ace” Ellinwood was the pilot and it does look like Glenn Furuta.

Lauren was 4 and now is 30 and a Noelani School teacher – Larissa was 2, now 28 and is a doctor finishing up her residency at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona.  It is hard to tell but my wife Lorenne was hapai with our son Jared who is now a 199th Fighter Squadron pilot.  Thanks for the memories


Harold began his Hawai‘i Air National Guard career as an airman in the 154th Consolidated Maintenance Squadron.  After commissioning, he completed Undergraduate Navigator Training and flew as a Weapon Systems Officer during the 199th Fighter Squadron’s F-4C Phantom era.  After coming off flying status, Harold worked some staff positions before returning to flying as a navigator in the KC-135R Stratotankers with the 203rd Air Refueling Squadron.  Harold’s last assignment was serving on HQ, Hawai‘i Air National Guard staff.

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