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  • PACAF Airman’s Hispanic heritage fuels passionate career

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, HI -- At 17 years old, Antonieta Jara embarked on a solo journey from Ecuador to the United States, carrying with her only two suitcases, a few memorized English phrases, and aspirations to forge a better future.This move marked her reunion with her birth country;

  • Hawaii Guard Imagery Analyst Named PACAF Award Winner

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii - A Hawaii Air National Guard Airman won a Pacific Air Force-level award Sept. 22 for his exceptional contributions to the Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance community.Senior Airman Cory Haines, an imagery analyst from the 613th Air

  • Hawaii Airman to serve as Bilateral Affairs Officer in the Philippines

    MANILA, Philippines – Bilateral Affairs Officers are instrumental in global diplomacy, nurturing diplomatic ties and bolstering international alliances. Their role is crucial in establishing constructive and harmonious relationships between nations, and it adapts to the specific needs and priorities

  • Hawaii Guard, Philippines Train on Search and Rescue Skills

    SAN FERNANDO, Philippines - The Hawaii National Guard engaged in an urban and mountain search and rescue subject matter expert exchange with the 505th Search and Rescue Group, Philippine Air Force, and the 525th Engineer Combat Battalion, 51st Engineer Brigade, Philippine Army.This Aug. 15-31 event

  • Hawaii Guard's Crucial Role in Guam’s Typhoon Recovery Effort

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii – Guardsmen from the 154th Communications Squadron provided critical support to the Guam National Guard’s Joint Task Force from May 27 - June 16 in response to a typhoon that struck the island.Following Typhoon Mawar’s impact, Master Sgt. Neil Fujinaga, Staff

  • Hawaii Airman's Alertness Prevents Potential Crisis

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii – One of the most junior Airmen in the 298th Air Defense Group was commended by Pacific Air Forces leadership in May for her immediate response to action in a real-world operation.Airman 1st Class Faith Calaro, 169th Air Defense Squadron surveillance technician,

  • Hawaii, Arizona Air Guard Conduct Readiness Training

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii - Hawaii and Arizona Air National Guard members completed Home Station Readiness Training at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam on April 7.The weeklong training prepared Airmen to stand up bare bases and build proficiency for contingency operations.Seventy members

  • ‘Fire’ Takes Flight; Breaking More Than the Sound Barrier

    HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, HI -- Capt. Nichole "Fire" Bahlman has truly soared to new heights as the first female fighter pilot in the Hawaii Air National Guard. Her "fighter" spirit has opened doors for future generations of women and serves as a "wingman" to those who dare to chase their dreams with