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MSgt Darrell Bactad Retires

April 4, 2022

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After participating in hundreds of ceremonial services as the superintendent of the Hawai‘i Air National Guard’s Honor Guard Team and member of the HIANG Royal Guard, Master Sgt. Darrell Bactad’s 35 years in the HIANG were celebrated during a retirement ceremony aboard the U.S. Battleship Missouri Memorial this weekend. 

This gathering of family and friends marketed one of the largest events held since the 2020 Launa’ ole Awards Ceremony, full of laughter, hugs, tears and plenty of shared memories. 

As one of the HIANG’s original Honor Guard members, who held the team together since the 90s, Bactad’s high-profile volunteer work ensured that the careers and sacrifices of many others were preserved with dignity, honor, and respect. 

Mahalo for always being there to represent the best of this organization. The immeasurable impact you have will, without a doubt, inspire many more generations of Airmen and we are so fortunate to have served alongside you in this precious ‘Ohana. 

Ho‘omaika‘i ‘ana on your retirement Master Sgt. Bactad! Your service and legacy will always be cherished here in the HIANG!

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