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Hawaii Community Honors Coast Guard Members and Missions

Industry leaders, supporters, and government officials met July 19 to recognize the missions and heroism of the Coast Guard at Honolulu’s Nico’s Upstairs.
A Coast Guard airplane sitting on the tarmac
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by Ron LaBrec
August 2, 2023
Photo collage of guests.
From top left: Capt. Jennifer Conklin and Capt. Aja Kirksey; Jay Ana, president of Young Brothers, which was the presenting sponsor; Coast Guard and Nico's chefs worked together to highlight island fare and Coast Guard culinary skills.

The Coast Guard Foundation’s Tribute to the Fourteenth Coast Guard District highlighted the service of Coast Guard members from the Fourteenth District, which is headquartered in Hawaii and oversees operations over 14 million square miles of land and sea, with units on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, the Big Island, and in American Samoa, Saipan, Guam, Singapore and Japan.

The event also raised more than $171,000 to support Foundation programs.

Photo collage of guests
From top: RADM Mike Day, commander of Coast Guard District Fourteen, and Coast Guard members, 3rd Class Petty Officer Eames, Former Coast Guard Commandant, Admiral Paul Zukunft and Foundation Trustee William Anonsen, Coast Guard members, Chef Jazzy Lat Victorino and 2nd Class Petty Officer Vasquez

Special thanks to this year’s presenting sponsor Young Brothers and voyager sponsors Pasha Hawaii and Pacific Shipyards. Thank you also to the many other companies and individuals who supported the event. See more pictures from the event here.

Cover image: A Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point, Hawaii, HC-130 Hercules airplane lands at Andersen Air Force Base as U.S. Coast Guard crews in Guam continue recovery efforts on May 26, 2023, after Typhoon Mawar devastated the island. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

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Thank you to Young Brothers for generously serving as our presenting sponsor.
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