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Medevac unit deploys to Middle East for a one-year mission

  • KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    A.J. Kiyabu hugged and gently rocked his girlfriend, Tiffany Gollero, after the deployment ceremony Saturday for a unit of the National Guard 189th Aviation Regiment at the Kalaeloa Army Aviation Support Facility.

  • KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Gov. David Ige shook hands with 1st Lt. Ryan S. Hong, center, the detachment commander, as Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Joe Logan looked on during a deployment ceremony for National Guard soldiers on Saturday.

  • KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Governor David Ige speaks at The Deployment Ceremony for the National Guard 1-189th Aviation Regiment, a (Medevac) Medical Evacuation Unit, at the Kalaeloa Army Aviation Support Facility on Saturday.

The Hawaii National Guard will lose its helicopter medevac capability for the next year with the unit’s call-up for deployment to the Middle East. Read more

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