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124th Intelligence Squadron trains in Hawaii

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  • By Staff Sgt. Rachel Simones
  • 178th Wing
Airmen with the 124th Intelligence Squadron and the 178th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group commander support staff, participated in the squadron’s first deployed annual training at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

“We were allotted two weeks of uninterrupted time to do mission work and collaborate as a team,” said Staff Sgt. Cody, an analyst with the 124th Intelligence Squadron.

124th Intelligence Squadron members completed 1,161 hours of operations incidental to training over the two-week period. While having one main area of focus, the entire squadron of analysts were able to share their skills with one another to create valuable collaboration.

“This trip was successful due to the seamless collaboration between our flights and mission partners,” said Cody. “We developed new skills with the advanced analysis course provided by mission partners.”

During the training, master sergeants and above attended Leadership Days at the Hawaii National Guard Headquarters. Squadron leadership discussed current challenges, received a “responsibilities of a leader” briefing from the first sergeant, completed a team building exercise, discovered individual change styles, and developed goals for the upcoming year.

“The best part of the trip was the service project where we, as a unit, came together to give back to the community that we had the privilege of being a part of,” said Senior Airman Corey, an analyst with the 124th Intelligence Squadron.

The two weeks of annual training allowed analysts to focus on mission training and dynamically work together. This training deployment brought the squadron together to perform one mission, in one area of responsibility, for the first time since 2012.