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February is Black History Month

February 26, 2022

Off the Hawaii Air National Guard Facebook page

February is a special time of the year to pause and reflect on the nonstop contributions of black service members, whom we are proud to consider ‘ohana.

Staff Sgt. Skyler Ross has been serving his community for more than a decade as an Air Traffic Controller Radar Specialist in the 297th Air Traffic Control Squadron.

He decided to take on the oath of enlistment, knowing that he would be ready to give back and protect the State of Hawaii in times of great need. Most recently, he answered the call and supported the State’s COVID-19 response in HING Headquarters’ Joint Task Force, as well as the lava flows which impacted the Island of Hawaii in 2018.

“Growing up in Hawaii and a military family, it was important to me to stand up and fight for the freedoms of the nation, and to protect the place in which I grew up in for the future generations.”

Skyler is a second generation Hawai‘i Air National Guard member. His proud father is Carswell “Caz” Ross, the retired chief master sergeant who served many years in the 154th Wing and HQ, Hawai‘i Air National Guard. A Traditional Guardmember, Caz worked at the Hawai‘i Office of Veterans Service.

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