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Webmaster Comments: Last Post

July 1, 2022

The first post on the Retiree News website was on Tuesday, January 22, 2013. The post said,

Retiree News began as an electronic newsletter and has evolved to this blog. Definitely more to come…

There have been 10,500 posts over the last nine and a half years. Posts included promotion and retirement announcements, new benefits, old photographs, and the sharing of health information. Unfortunately, there were too many “Taps” posts announcing the passing of our friends, but we are all growing older.

There have been over 1,750,000 views. Numerically, the “Check Six” posts generated a lot of interest. The photographs of old friends and events hopefully brought memories of our past in the Guard.

Preserving our Guard history is important – no, critical, so future generations have a source where they can discover stories of Guard personalities and activities of our past. Hopefully there is a younger person out there who will continue the Retiree News tradition.

Before closing, I need to thank all those who submitted photographs and story ideas over the years. I would be remiss if I didn’t single out these retired Guardmembers who consistently submitted materials and information for posts, especially identifying people in photographs.

Billy Chang, John “JC” Chun, Clinton “Church” Churchill, Tai “Mynah” Hong, Dave Howard, Edmund “Fred” Hyun, Bob InouyeKyle Kamikawa, Gordon Lau, Blossom Logan, Randall Lum. Steve Lum, Yvette Miraflor, Ed Miyahira, Vern Nakasone, Stan “Ossum” Osserman, Edward Richardson, Donna Shimazu, the late Melvin “HumphreySouza, Wayne “Wildman” WakemanErik Wong and Sam Wong.

Special thanks to the Public Affairs staff of the State Department of Defense and the 154th Wing for their support.

As I posted earlier, Retiree News started in 2013, the initial intent was a 2–3-year gig; it has lasted over nine years. Earlier, Retiree News was an e-newsletter from 2006-2012. 

What does that mean for the future of Retiree News? I’m not sure. The website itself will remain up. But, as far as current posts go, this is it ….

Thank you – it has been a great run and a wonderful ride.

Me Ka Aloha Pumehana, Aloha Kākou


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