Military


154th Wing [154th WG]

The 154th Wing is the largest of the HIANG organizations, consisting of a headquarters element, three groups, twelve squadrons, and five flights.

The Hawaii Air National Guard (HIANG) has two missions. In performing its state mission, the HIANG provides organized, trained units to protect Hawaii's citizens and property, preserve peace, and ensure public safety in response to natural or human-caused disasters.

The federal mission is to provide operationally ready combat units, combat support units and qualified personnel for active-duty in the US Air Force in time of war, national emergency, or operational contingency.

The 154th Operations Group consists of the 199th Fighter Squadron, 203rd Air Refueling Squadron, 204th Airlift Squadron, 169th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron, 150th Aircraft Control and Warning Flight, 154th Air Control Squadron, and the 154th Operations Support Flight.

The Wing's 169th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron operates a radar site at Mount Kaala, Oahu, and the 150th Aircraft Control and Warning Flight operates a radar site at Kokee Air Force Station, Kauai. These radar sites are linked to the Hawaii Region Air Operations Center (HIRAOC) at Wheeler Army Airfield, Oahu, where 24-hour air surveillance of the Hawaiian island chain is provided. The 154th Aircraft Control Squadron on Kauai provides a mobile, self-sustainable, combat ready, forward extension and control element equipped to meet the Air Force's ground theater air control systems worldwide.

In Fiscal Year 1999, quarterly SENTRY ALOHA exercises were held involving both Guard and Reserve fighter units and active duty Air Force units to train with the 199th Fighter Squadron and aircraft control and warning units providing dissimilar aircraft training.

In its 2005 BRAC Recommendations, DoD recommended to realign Grand Forks Air Force Base (AFB), ND. It would distribute the 319th Air Refueling Wing's KC-135R aircraft to the 154th Wing (ANG), Hickam AFB, HI (four aircraft) and several other installations. JThe Wing would also host an active duty associate unit. The Air Force used military judgment in moving force structure from Grand Forks to Hickam (87), concluding that Hickam's strategic location argued for a more robust global mobility capability in the western Pacific. Increasing tanker force structure at Hickam would robust the unit an establishe an active duty/Air Force Reserve association to maximize Reserve participation.



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