Fighter Luau

The Hawaii Air National Guard is hosting nearly 45 fighter and support aircraft at JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam during the Sentry Aloha exercise, officials announced. This iteration will include Hawaii’s F-22s flying with ANG A-10s from Indiana, F-15Cs from Florida and Oregon, F-16s from Arizona, and Navy F-18s, in addition to airlift and tanker assets from Arizona, Maine, and Iowa, according to a release. It is the ANG’s second iteration of the “premier and primary” homeland defense and combat preparedness exercise, which takes place several times each year, according to the release. More than 1,000 Active Duty and ANG airmen from seven states are taking part in the two-week exercise, which kicked off March 5.