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Retiree News History

Retiree News began on March 20, 2006 as an email to several Hawai‘i Air National Guard retirees who needed information about an upcoming organizational event. The email included comments about several HIANG retirees.

We received positive feedback and requests for more emails with similar information. We received emails from many retirees asked to be added to the distribution list. Apparently the addressees on the first email shared it with other retirees. The number of readers grew as more informational emails were sent out.

The email format evolved to a newsletter format. Along the way, Hawai‘i Army National Guard retirees and Guardmembers from other states became readers.

After six years and 127 email issues, Retiree News stopped for a number of reasons. At that point, there were over 1,600 readers on the email distribution list.

Retiree Newsthe website version – started on January 22, 2013. The site began very simply, but more features were added as the site evolved. We recently passed 1.4 million views – moving toward two million. Retiree News continues to provide benefit and other information to National Guard retirees, current members and community friends.

We hope you like the Retiree News website. Please spread the word to others who you think might be interested in Retiree News.

Please email any comments to The volume of email may delay responses.

* Last reviewed on July 15, 2021