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Check Six – 2014: F-22 Raptor Facility Dedication

February 16, 2022

The Daniel K. Inouye Fighter Squadron Operations Facility & Aircarft Maintenance Facility was dedicated on August, 20, 1914. The hanger/maintenance facility was another milestone in the conversion upgrade to the F-22 Raptor.

Among the Hawai‘i Air National Guard members and retirees attending were:

The first photograph shows (L-R): Geoffrey “Thunder” Avery, Michael “Inch” Compton, Michael “Boss” Tice.

The second photograph shows (L-R): Robert Maguire, and Robert “BD” Darrow.

Thunder was a Traditional member who flew with the 199th Fighter Squadron. He retired as a colonel, serving as the Director of Operations. In civilian life, he served as a pilot with Hawaiian Airlines.

Inch flew with the 199 FS for several years before becoming the project officer for the 204th Airlift Squadron’s conversion to C-17 Globemaster IIIs. He went to serve as the Strategic Planning and Policy Mobilization Assistant, United States Pacific Command, Camp Smith, Hawai‘i. His last assignment was as the Air National Guard Assistant to the Commander, Pacific Air Force, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawai‘i. He retired from this assignment as a major general.

Boss was a fighter pilot who served in many leadership and management positions with the 154th Wing. He was a brigadier general after serving 11 years as the wing commander. He then took an assignment as the Reserve Component (RC) Assistant to the Commander, United States Pacific Command. He retired from this assignment as a major general.

Robert Maguire was a member of the 199 FS from the late 1940s. He served in several leadership and management positions as he rose in rank. He retired in 1973 as a brigadier general serving as the Commander, Hawaii Air National Guard. Robert Maguire passed away 2018.

BD served as a fighter pilot with the 199 FS, starting with the F-102 Deuce era, later flying F-4 Phantoms, and retiring in the F-15 Eagle era. BD retired in July 1996.

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