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The Hawaii Royal Guard celebrates its 50th anniversary as the special honor guard to the only Palace in the United States. It is a unique unit to the Hawaii Air National Guard. Story by Tech. Sgt. Andrew Jackson.


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This work, Minuteman Report: Hawaii Royal Guard, by TSgt Charles Givens, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:11.25.2013

Date Posted:11.25.2013 1:44PM

Category:Newscasts

Video ID:309639

VIRIN:131125-F-DK606-793

Filename:DOD_100962825

Length:00:00:59

Location:US

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