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Check Six: September 2010 Kūkā‘ilimoku

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Travis Turbeville

The Kūkā‘ilimoku is the official e-newsletter of the 154th Wing, Hawai’i Air National Guard. The first issue came in September 1957 and continues as an e-newsletter today. 

Today we feature the September 2010 Kūkā‘ilimoku issue. This issue includes the following stories:

* SSgt Travis Turbeville donates blood marrow

* Wounded Warrior Canoe Regatta

* Promotions: including Stephen Sua-filo, Sarah Medeiros, James Spear

* Strong Bonds: Marriage Retreat

* Maj Sharnell Valeho assumes command of the 154th Force Support Squadron

Review the entire September 2010 Kūkā‘ilimoku issue

5 of the Worst Assets to Inherit

From the Kiplinger website

Over the next 30 years, Americans will transfer trillions in wealth from one generation to the next. The median inheritance in 2019 was $92,700 for someone whose parents had a college degree and $76,200 for those with parents without a college degree, according to the Federal Reserve. This is money heirs can use to boost their retirement savings, cover college expenses and build their real estate holdings.

If you’re planning to leave an inheritance to others, you’re giving them a valuable financial leg up. But you do need to be careful about what you leave behind. Some assets can cause problems, such as arguments between family members, or may have hidden costs. While you think you’re leaving something that will help, you may actually be leaving behind a headache.

Why the Cost of Long-Term Care Is Out of Reach for the Middle Class

From the Next Advisor website

The cost of aging in America, specifically for middle-income earners, has been spiraling out of control for years. But as the first boomers reach 75 this year, the financial reality of long-term care needs are moving front and center. 

Seven out of 10 people will need long-term care during their lifetime — whether that’s someone in the home to help with activities like bathing and dressing, a skilled nursing facility to recover after a hip replacement or assisted living or nursing home care when living at home is no longer viable, according to a recent Genworth financial survey.

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Can aspirin help prevent and treat heart attacks?

From the Medical News Today website

Aspirin is a pain reliever that can thin the blood. Healthcare professionals may recommend it to help prevent heart attacks. It may also be beneficial during or after a heart attack. But it is not suitable for everyone.

This article describes the connection between aspirin and heart attacks. It explores who should take aspirin and how to take it during a suspected heart attack.

Later, it looks at who should avoid aspirin, the risks involved, and other daily ways to help prevent a heart attack.

Learn more

National POW/MIA Recognition Day 2021

The United States’ National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed across the nation on the third Friday of September each year. Many Americans take the time to remember those who were prisoners of war (POW) and those who are missing in action (MIA), as well as their families.

Learn more about National POW/MIA Recognition Day

2022 Medicare & You eHandbook is here!

Check out the new 2022 Medicare & You eHandbook!  The eHandbook is easy to search or download, so you can quickly find what you’re looking for.

View the eHandbook

Starting next month, shop and compare 2022 health and drug plans in your area. You can make changes during Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period, which runs from October 15 – December 7.

Check Six: September 1963 Kūkā‘ilimoku

The Kūkā‘ilimoku is the official e-newsletter of the 154th Wing, Hawaii Air National Guard. The first issue came in September 1957 and continues as an e-newsletter today. 

Today we feature the September 1963 Kūkā‘ilimoku issue. This issue includes the following stories:

* Training achievements

* Royal Guard benefit luau

* Promotions: including Henry Q.H. Chun, Harold Sato, Hiram Pang

Review the entire September 1963 Kūkā‘ilimoku issue

New Coronavirus Variant Could Be More Infectious and Evade Vaccines

From the Everyday Health website

A new variant of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, called C.1.2, which was originally identified in South Africa in May, has now spread to England, China, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mauritius, New Zealand, Portugal, and Switzerland, according to research published August 24 in MedRxiv.

The study authors, from South Africa’s National Institute for Communicable Diseases and the KwaZulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (KRISP), discovered that the variant is associated with increased transmissibility and “reduced neutralization sensitivity,” meaning it may not respond as well as other variants to existing vaccines.

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Check Six – 1950: Jug Maintenance Crew

Hawaii Air National Guard photograph – click to enlarge

The 199th Fighter Squadron received their Federal Recognition on November 4, 1946. The first aircraft received was B-26C Marauder #433 on March 19, 1947. By the end of the fiscal year, nine aircraft had been delivered to the fledgling air units:

4- Martin B-26 Marauders

2 – North American AT-6 Texans

1 – Curtiss C-46 Commando

2 – Stinson L-5 Sentinels 

On October 6, 1947, the 199th Fighter Squadron received it’s first Republic Aviation Corporation F-47N Thunderbolt #529. Initially, maintenance crews were part of the Detachment C, 199th Air Service Group (Ftr), then later then 154th Material Squadron (154 MATRON)(Maintenance).

Learn more about the F-47N Thunderbolts The F-47s were affectionately called “Jugs”.

The Ins and Outs of IRAs with Ed Slott, CPA

From the Kiplinger website

Are you saving for retirement? Good start. But almost everyone has something to learn about optimizing their individual retirement account from IRA strategist Ed Slott.

Also, the next round of retirement-planning changes Congress is eyeing.

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Hawaii National Guard Enlisted Association (HNGEA) Update

Maui Quizon, President of the Hawaii National Guard Association asked that Retiree News post the latest HNGEA Update.

Read the his update

Dementia in the Asian Community

From the Medical News Today website

The Asian community is very diverse, so it is difficult to draw conclusions on how different genetic, cultural, and environmental factors contribute to dementia in these populations.

One 2018 study noted the Filipino community had the most cases of dementia within the Asian population over the course of a 14-year investigation. However, the authors noted that Filipino Americans, and the Asian community overall, had lower rates of dementia than white Americans. 

Read on to learn more about dementia in the Asian community, including prevalence figures and the potential stigma around this condition.

Check Six – 1991: C-17 Globemaster III First Flight

Photograph courtesy of the Edwards AFB History Oefice

On this day, September 15, 1991, the McDonell Douglas C-17 Globemaster III made its first flight. The wide-bodied heavy lifter, designed to use short and unimproved runways, resulted from the Department of Defense’s Cargo Experimental (C-X) program initiated in 1979.

Douglas test pilot William Casey (pilot) and Lt Col George London (co-pilot) flew the new transport from the Douglas facility in Long Beach to the Flight Test Center at Edwards AFB.

The 204th Airlift Wing, part of the 154th Wing, has flown C-17s since 2006.

Check Six – 1946-1961: Area 65, Hickam AFB

Several younger Retiree News readers emailed inquiring about the location of the formation in our recent post, Check Six – Late 1950s: Event Formation

U.S. Air Force photograph – click to enlarge

Shortly after receiving Federal Recognition in November 1946, the 199th Fighter Squadron and its support units moved to Area 65 on then-Hickam Field. The circled area in the photograph above shows the Hawaii Air National Guard area on Kamakahi Road The two large hangers remain in service today.

The 199th Fighter Squadron moved to its current location, Building 3400, on Harbor Drive in the early 1960s.

Earlier Retiree News post about Area 65: 
Check Six – 1947: Area 65 HIANG’s First Home on Hickam Field