Congressman Kai Kahele |


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U.S. House – Hawaii 2

Congressman Kai Kahele

Congressman Kai Kahele

Kahele is a current lieutenant colonel with Hawaii Air National Guard, United States Air Force; and current State Senator.

Kahele is a decorated 19-year combat veteran aviator with multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan since 2005. He has flown 108 combat sorties, logged 3,075 hours of military flight time, commanded C-17 combat missions and is the recipient of the Air Medal, Meritorious Service Medal and the Air Force Commendation Medal. He has previously been named Pacific Air Forces Guard Officer of the Year and Hawaii Air National Guard Officer of the Year. Currently, Kahele is on state active duty with the Hawaii Air National Guard for Hawaii's COVID-19 response efforts.