Yesterday, Reps. Henry Aquino and Ty Cullen, Chair and Vice Chair of the House Committee on Public Safety and Military Affairs, hosted Hawaii National Guard Legislative Day at the Capitol. Representatives from several Hawaii Army National Guard and Air National Guard units were present to inform lawmakers and the general public about what they do.
Rep. Yamane checking out a UAV in front of the Capitol
"Hawaii National Guard Legislative Day provides us with an understanding of the capabilities of our state's military and, I have to admit, it's pretty incredible," said Chair Aquino. "Soldiers and Airmen from the Hawai'i National Guard are operating Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), conducting mobile forensic chemical and biological analysis, transporting equipment and personnel across the globe, and so much more."
Rep. Cullen with CPT Kim and SFC Yuen of the Hawaii marksmanship team
The event was an unbridled success, allowing the Hawaii National Guard to showcase its diverse war fighting capacity. Lawmakers and the general public left informed, impressed, and thankful to have these men and women doing what they do to defend us all. Mission accomplished! Photos from the event can be viewed here.