I think not.
What retired military personel do you know that has been a "Long time Resident" anywhere ?
Michael James Plowman
1985 Corpus Christi, TX
Lived in Hawaii in1996 Kapolei and Ewa
Memphis, TN 1997-2012
Also Fl, OK, AK and TN
BIG BS Fan (Brian Schatz)
I think his grumble with the lead issue is actually in regards to "Shoreline Stabilization Project at Pu'uloa."
March 18, 2021
Big day for us in the fight against the destruction of the Ewa Shoreline!
Hawaii State Legislature Resolution SCR48 requests the USMC conduct an Environmental Impact Statement before further action is taken in moving forward with the Shoreline Stabilization Project at Pu'uloa.
Please take a moment to the read the resolution and the problem with the current plan should be obvious.
More importantly, please take a few moments to sign in to the testimony website and offer testimony IN FAVOR of this resolution. You don't even have to offer anything more than "I am in favor of SCR48" if you have nothing else to say. Every testimony adds up and matters! If you have never signed in to the legislature website, registration is as simple as providing your name, email address and picking a password.
Testimony must be received within 24 hours of the hearing, so it needs to be entered by 1PM HST on Monday,
Please forward to all potential interested parties!
The resolution can be found here: https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx...
You can sign in to testify at the following link:
First of all, I was going off the description provided in the article:
"Mike Plowman is a retired Naval Aviator who has lived most of his life in Iraquois Point
and Ewa Beach. He and calls this community home with his wife and two young children."
"Most of his life" is a little ambiguous, but even if he's retired at 45, that might still be 22+ years in Hawaii.
To answer the question asked, I served with an Air Force Officer in Oklahoma in the mid-1980s. He was on his last tour of duty.
As a Hawaii-born local, he managed to serve his entire career in Hawaii until he was within 3 years of retirement. So, the Air Force decided for whatever reason to have him complete his career in Oklahoma. He was given the choice: early retirement or OK for the remainder.
Interestingly, I moved to Hawaii in 1993, and lo and behold, he was working as a civilian in the office I came to work for. Go figure.
Anyway, just because you're in the military doesn't mean you're a Haole.
It also doesn't mean you were relocated every few years. I was in the AF for almost 10 years and had 2 assignments: OK and VA. I worked in OK with a major who started with the AWACS program in 1976, and all of his assignments were in AWACS support: OK, Okinawa, Seattle and OK. That's over 26 years before he finally had to retire since he didn't make O-5.
I know another who wanted to remain in one place, so they switched units several times. As long as there's a need to fill a vacancy, and you have the qualifications, and it saves the military having to move you unnecessarily, it can happen.
If you've researched the individual and found that he's not telling the truth, then we'll call him a liar. Otherwise, I have to go off his comments as quoted.