As National Military Appreciation Month comes to a close, Hawaiian Airlines was recently recognized for its exceptional support of its employees who also serve in the National Guard and Reserves.

Greg Scott, Hawaiian's manager of information technology who is a cyberspace operations officer in the Hawaiʻi Air National Guard, last week accepted The Hawaiʻi State Committee of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)'s Pro Patria Award on behalf of the airline.

“As a member of the Hawaiʻi National Guard who is occasionally called up on orders to support the state or nation – inherently time away from my Hawaiian Airlines team and work – I’ve seen first-hand how Hawaiian Airlines is supportive of its military members and the additional time and weight it brings,” said Scott.

The honor recognizes civilian employers who successfully empower guardsmen, guardswomen and reservists in their ranks to fulfill missions. Over the last year, that has included deployments to support relief efforts including disaster response following the Maui wildfires, military partnerships with Pacific Rim nations and national capitol security. The Pro Patria is the highest honor bestowed by an ESGR State Committee.

At Hawaiian, more than 530 self-identified veterans work across its operations, from flying aircraft to managing cyber security, and since January 2023, the carrier has been a partner of Embry‑Riddle Aeronautical University's Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) SkillBridge program, which provides servicemen and women opportunities to bridge the transition into the civilian aviation and aerospace sector.