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Hawaii Air Guard and active-duty members are back from the fight

William Cole
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COURTESY STAFF SGT. COREY HOOK / U.S. AIR FORCE

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor receives fuel from an Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker over the Arabian Sea in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. During the operation in the Middle East, the 199th Fighter Squadron from Hawaii’s Air National Guard dropped bombs on enemy forces for the first time. The 200-plus Hawaii Guard and active-duty pilots and maintainers who deployed last year are just back from their six-month tour of duty fighting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.