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AFCEA Hawaii is a non-profit membership association for advancing professional knowledge and relationships in the field of communications, information technology, intelligence and security. Be a part of our network!


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AFCEA brings small, medium and large companies together to network, share and partner so they can meet the demands of the ever-changing global security market.


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  • NEW DATES - TechNet Indo-Pacific
    Apr 11, 2022, 8:00 AM HST – Apr 15, 2022, 3:00 PM HST
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AFCEA Hawaii is proud to announce that four of our chapter members were selected by AFCEA International’s Emerging Leader Awards Committee:

Capt Courtney P, Gallagher, USAF (352nd Cyberspace Operations Squadron)

CPT John E. Plaziak, USA (307th Expeditionary Signal Battalion)

TSgt Michael Gresens, USAF (19th Fighter Squadron)

Ms. Wendy Y. Lemus Prado (JrTech, Inc.)


The award presentation will take place during AFCEA/USNI WEST on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at the San Diego Convention Center. AFCEA Hawaii will also take the opportunity to congratulate them at our TechNet Indo-Pacific conference to be held at the Hilton Hawaiian Conference Center April 11-13, 2022.

NSA Hawai’i Summer Internships

Interested in working in the Intelligence Community supporting unique national-security missions? After graduation, do you want to stay in Hawai’i, work with amazing people and make a difference in the world?  The National Security Agency (NSA) offers good, high-paying local jobs for exceptional graduates. While you’re a student, you can obtain a security clearance, earn real-world experience and see for yourself if the Intelligence Community is right for you. Check out these opportunities.


AFCEA Hawaii is proud to announce that our Chapter was selected for two Chapter Awards and three of our members were selected by AFCEA International’s 2001 Awards Committee. The awards were presented during AFCEA WEST 29-30 June 2021 (Virtual):


Local AFCEAN Award Winners:

Chapter Awards:

Young AFCEAN Chapter of the Year – Hawaii Chapter

Model Young AFCEA Chapter – Hawaii Chapter

Individual Awards:

Emerging Leader — Brandon Lester

Distinguished Young AFCEAN — Thomas Mendez

Regional Distinguished Young AFCEAN — Victor Perez


We are more than pleased to announce the AFCEA Hawaii Chapter Winners for the 2021 AFCEA International Awards!

Please join us in congratulating these individuals who have been recognized for their professionalism and outstanding support of AFCEA Hawaii and their community. Thank you all for what you continue to do for AFCEA Hawaii.


Leadership Award

Jeff Bloom, President, Waimanalo Blooms


Medal of Merit  

Sanford Ching, LtCol (Ret), USAF


Meritorious Service Award

Christine Lanning, President, Integrated Security Technologies


Young AFCEAN/Emerging Leaders 40 Under 40 Awards

Brian Duenas, TSgt USAF, 747th Communications Squadron

Courtney Gallagher, Capt USAF, Task Force - Pacific

Wade Ritz, SMSgt. USAF, 692nd Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance Group


Model Chapter Program



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