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Exercise Ho‘oikaika tests deployment readiness

June 16, 2022

Off the Hawaii Air National Guard Facebook page

Photograph from this Hawaii Air National Guard video

Exercise Ho‘oikaika is all about strengthening and encouraging Airmen as they venture out to test their deployment readiness. 

This most recent phase of the exercise was all about validating that Total-Force personnel are ready to pick up their ‘go bags’ and venture out into a deployed environment within a short notice.

In order to out-process a world class and fully capable force, members are all seen by various support specialists in a Processing Deployment Function, or what we call a ‘PDF line.’

Professionals who specialize in Medical, Legal, Family Reediness, Spiritual and many other career fields spend face-to-face time with each deploying Airmen to ensure everyone is ready to focus on the mission at hand and make an impact on their endeavors.  

Senior Airman Brandon Mancini, from the 154th Force Support Squadron, gives us a glimpse of what it’s like to ‘get out the door’ during the latest round of Ho‘oikaika.

View the Exercise Ho‘oikaika video

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