Service with a smile

JOHN BURNETT/Tribune-Herald Staff Sgt. Haliaka Moller is on duty Sunday in the operations center at Keaukaha Military Reservation in Hilo.

JOHN BURNETT/Tribune-Herald Tech. Sgt. Mason Nakayama stands watch Thursday at the traffic checkpoint at the corner of Government Beach Road and Papaya Farms Road in lower Puna.


A National Guardsmen is silhouetted in red glow from fissure 8 on June 19 in Leilani Estates.

As management of the emergency resulting from the Kilauea volcano eruption that began May 3 transitions from response to recovery mode, the number of Hawaii Army and Air National Guard troops deployed to East Hawaii has declined dramatically.