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Check Six – Early 2000s: Old Friends

June 21, 2022
Retiree News photograph

This undated photograph show (L-R) Bruce Minato, Fred Higa and Wayne “Wildman” Wakeman. The photograph was probably taken a retirement ceremony in the dining facility.

Bruce served his entire technician career in the maintenance complex for many years before his retirement.

Fred did maintenance analysis for the 154th Maintenance Group. Some of his innovative analysis of data became standards across other maintenance analysis functions. In addition, Fred wrote the “CAMS News & Views” column in the Kūkā‘ilimoku for many years. The column shared news of the happenings with the maintenance complex.

Wildman flew during the Phantom and Eagle eras with the 199th Fighter Squadron. You’d have to ask him how he got his call sign.

These three are representative of the Guardmembers who made the Hawai‘i Air National Guard great over the years.

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