Matsuoka leads Guard squadron
On June 3, Capt. Jason Matsuoka took command of the 154th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron based at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.
The 154 AMXS is one of the largest squadrons in the Air National Guard and is part of the 154th Wing, Hawaii Air National Guard. It is responsible for all aircraft maintenance support for all assigned Hawaii Air National Guard aircraft comprised of F-22, KC-135 and C-17 weapons systems.
Matsuoka graduated from Konawaena High School in 1991 and earned a bachelor of arts cegree from the University of Hawaii in 1999. He enlisted in the Hawaii Air National Guard in 1992.
Telescope presentation at Imiloa June 27
Dr. Matt Mountain, director of NASA’s Space Telescope Science Institute, will discuss the profound impact of the Hubble Space Telescope on the science of astronomy and on humanity’s perception of the universe at 7 p.m. June 27 in Imiloa Astronomy Center’s planetarium.
For more than 22 years, Hubble has earned its place as the most productive telescope in history, but attention is now turning to its successor, the James Webb Space Telescope. Under Mountain’s leadership, the James Webb Space Telescope is progressing rapidly. In his presentation, Mountain will share how Hubble’s discoveries have led to the design of the telescope — known by some as “Hubble 2.0.”
Mountain, previously director of the Gemini Observatory, is now responsible for the 400-member staff at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore. He is also a member of the Webb Science Working Group, a professor at Johns Hopkins Department of Physics and Astronomy and a visiting professor at the University of Oxford.
Seating is limited for this free presentation. Visit imiloahawaii.org for more information.