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Training Hawaii's Next Generation of Emergency Pilots

August 30, 2023

(Honolulu, Hawai’i)  - On August 30, 2023, Kala'i Miller host of "Home is Here" highlights the Hawaiʻi Wing Civil Air Patrol and states, "If I told you a 12-year-old could pilot a plane – you’d probably think I was crazy. But that’s exactly what the Civil Air Patrol does. It’s training the next generation of aviation enthusiasts, and here in Hawaiʻi, the Civil Air Patrol is also key in times of emergency." 

Discover the fascinating history of the Hawaiʻi Wing Civil Air Patrol, which has been serving the community since its establishment on January 18, 1947.  For over 70 years, this organization has been committed to serving the people of Hawaiʻi. Through its invaluable services, it has made a significant impact on the community. It's truly inspiring to see an organization dedicated to improving the lives of those around them. Experience the inspirational story of the Hawaiʻi Wing Civil Air Patrol through this 9:52-minute documentary. Discover how you can become a part of their volunteer group and make a positive impact by serving America's communities, saving lives, and shaping futures.

Featured Members:

Col Rodger Caires - Hawaii Wing Commander 1994 - 1997 & 2008 - 2013

Col Stacy Haruguchi - Hawaii Wing Commander 2022 - 2025

Lt Col Dana McLaughlin - Hawaii Wing Director of Emergency Services 

Lt Col Marlene Johnson - Hawaii Wing Director of Cadet Programs 

Maj Martin Guiles - Hawaii Wing Director of Aerospace Education / Chief-of-Staff 2022-2023 

C/Maj AJ Panganiban - Hawaii Wing Cadet Advisor Council Chairman / Maryknoll Cadet Squadron Cadet Commander 

C/ SSgt Zechariah Goldsworthy - Hawaii Wing Wheeler Composite Squadron Cadet 

C/SrA Ayden Savage - Hawaii Wing Hickam Composite Squadron Cadet 

Mahalo to:

PBS Hawaii 

Wheeler Composite Squadron 

Maryknoll Cadet Squadron 

Hickam Composite Squadron 

and all the countless members who continue to support and thrive in the Hawaii Wing Civil Air Patrol 

Watch here: PBS Hawaii Youtube. This content is made possible by viewers like you. Support PBS Hawaiʻi: https://www.pbshawaii.org/donate


About Civil Air Patrol

Founded in 1941 and established as the official civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force seven years later, Civil Air Patrol is chartered by Congress as a nonprofit organization for the purposes of youth development, aerospace education, and to promote general aviation. In an auxiliary role as a Total Force partner of the Air Force, CAP operates the world’s largest fleet of single-engine aircraft for search and rescue, disaster relief, training, and education. Civil Air Patrol is dedicated to serving America’s communities, saving lives, and shaping futures.

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For More Information:

Press Contact:

Civil Air Patrol, Hawaii Wing
2d Lt Janel Fujinaka
Mobile: 1+ 808-222-4783
Email: janel.fujinaka@hiwgcap.org

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