Col. Braden Sakai assumes command of 154th Wing Hawaii Air National Guard

Col Braden "Mongo" Sakai, 154th Wing commander. U.S. Air Force photo by SSgt Lee Tucker

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154th Wing Public Affairs

Col. Braden “Mongo” Sakai assumed command of the 154th Wing, Hawaii Air National Guard, during a ceremony held June 4 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

Sakai was named as the new 154th Wing commander after Brig. Gen. Kim was selected by Gov. Neil Abercrombie to be the Hawaii National Guard’s deputy adjutant general. The ceremony took place in the hangar where many of its fighter aircraft are maintained.

The 154th Wing’s mission is quality air power, at home and deployed. At nearly 1,900 full- and part-time airmen, it is the largest of the Hawaii Air National Guard organizations, and is one of the largest wings in the entire Air National Guard.

It consists of a headquarters element and operations, maintenance, support and medical groups. The 154th flies and maintains F-22 Raptors, KC-135 Stratotankers and C-17 Globemaster III aircraft. The wing is also responsible for the surveillance and protection of Hawaii’s airspace.

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