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Check Six: HANG Ohana over the Years

November 29, 2021

Off the Hawaii Air National Guard Facebook page

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Telling a story in the Hawaiian culture is an art and takes on many forms. Among those are music and hula, which runs deep in the culture of our Airmen.

Shown here is the HANG (Hawaii Air National Guard) ‘Ohana, comprised of our guardsmen, who have shared stories through song and dance throughout the generations.

“We played music, and the ladies danced for guard functions,” said retired Senior Master Sgt. Gordon Lau as he reflects on his past experiences. “It was good times representing the Air Guard in the community.”

Mahalo HANG ‘Ohana for keeping our culture alive!

Top photo hula dancer: Aurora Lee

Left to right: Willy Kalama, Gary Cera, Bill Akiona, and Ron Cozo

Bottom photo courtesy of Chief Master Sgt. Leilani Moniz

Top row: Bobby Furtado, Gerard Lum, Kawika Langsi, Jody Goya, Jim Kawano, Gordon Lau, Paul Kim

Bottom row: Bernice Pharr, Carole Yoshikane, Kanani Pharr (daughter of Bernice), Leilani Moniz, Yolanda Guss, Arlene Mitte, and Pam Goya

From → History

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