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Webmaster Comments: Break Right Coming

October 3, 2021

Retiree News – the website version – began on Friday, January 22, 2013. The first post came after watching three YouTube videos.

The initial plan was a “two or three year run”.

The website began very simply, with more features added as the site evolved. The website’s mission remains “Sharing information with Hawai‘i National Guard retirees, members and friends”.

The Hawai‘i Air National Guard started with its Federal Recognition on November 4, 1946. For those who served in the HIANG during the past 75 years – Thank You for Your Service. You know what a special organization it is.

Guard weekends, summer camps, deployments and even inspections were experiences we all remember. State activations for Hurricanes Iwa and Iniki, lava flows and pandemics were memory generators. It is always special to help our fellow island residents during difficult times. Memories and friendships developed from HIANG service have lasted a lifetime.

So what’s this “Break Right” notice? 

The “two or three year run” has come and gone. It has been more than eight years. During its run so far, there have been over 9,000 posts and 1.5 million views. Thank you for your support. 

The plan was to share historical Hawai‘i National Guard events and personalities. The commitment required to research and write some of the historical posts turned into a passion. There was special challenge of identifying older members in photos. Thanks to the retirees who helped with history and identification.

It has been a great experience, at times personal. Although I served over 36 years in the HIANG, I have learned a lot more about the HIANG during the website’s run.

What does that mean for the website’s future?

For planning purposes right now, daily posts will come to an end on July 1, 2022.

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