In the Military
Air Guard commander is promoted to general
Hawaii Air National Guard Col. Stanley Osserman, commander of the 154th Mission Support Group, has been promoted to brigadier general. Col. Ann Greenlee will assume command of the support group from Osserman today at a Hickam Air Force Base ceremony. Osserman flew with the 199th Fighter Squadron as a F-4C Phantom II jet pilot and later with the 203rd Air Refueling Squadron in KC-135 Stratotankers. He served at Hawaii Air National Guard headquarters as the executive support staff officer. Also at Hickam, Capt. Matthew H. T. Masuyama has assumed command of the Hawaii Air National Guard's 154th Services Flight, relieving Maj. David L. Lowery, who will become the commander of the 293rd Combat Communications Squadron.
Navy Region Hawaii's Federal Fire Department has won three major awards at the annual Department of Defense Fire and Emergency Services Awards banquet in Denver. Fire Chief Glenn De Laura accepted the 2007 Navy Fire Chief of the Year honors, the first federal fire chief from Hawaii to earn the title. Hawaii's federal fire department also was named 2007 Large Navy Fire Department of the Year and 2007 Navy Fire Prevention Program of the Year.
As the top large fire department of the year, Hawaii beat 12 Navy regions last year. It recorded 11,359 responses, inspected 3,300 different facilities in 345 geographical locations for a total of about 48.5 million square feet, issued 3,430 work permits, hosted 760 public education seminars reaching more than 59,000 people, and participated in more than 25 different special events across services and installations.
"In the Military" was compiled from wire reports and other sources by reporter Gregg K. Kakesako
, who covers military affairs for the Star-Bulletin. He can be reached by phone at 294-4075 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org