Col. Dann Carlson, 154th Wing commander, Hawaii Gov David Ige and David Molinaro, Hawaii Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies acting director, participate in a blessing ceremony Dec. 17, 2019, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. Representatives of the Pacific Energy Assurance Renewables Laboratory gathered to recognize the development of a state-of-the-art microgrid project. To honor the spiritual significance of the ceremony grounds, a traditional Hawaiian priest and island caretaker, known as a Kahu, led the partners through a set of rituals to reinforce positive intentions and respect for the land. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)