Last Days on Hickam AFB: Missing Man Formation, Foster Point Sunsets and Colorful Trees

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Missing Man Formation memorial, Hickam AFB, Hawaii with orange birds of paradise flowers.

This series of photos is from our last days on Hickam AFB.  There are some colorful trees, sunset views from Foster Point (our favorite sunset spot) and the Missing Man Formation Memorial.

One of our favorite places on Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu, Hawaii is by the Officer's Club along the mouth of Pearl Harbor.  Next to the club is a nice park and a paved running path follows along the shoreline.  You can watch the huge Navy ships and submarines pass by on their way out to sea or watch a beautiful Hawaiian sunset over the Waianae Mountains from this spot.  There are picnic benches and playground areas along this scenic and historic landmark.

One highlight of the mouth of Pearl Harbor is the Missing Man Formation Memorial behind the Officer's Club.

Sunset view behind Wai`anae Range from Officer's Club on Hickam AFB, Hawaii.
  A formation of four "futuristic" aircraft (kind of a blend between the F-22 which had not been prototyped yet, an F-16 single vertical stabilizer or "fin" aircraft and an F-15 fighter) points upward at a 45-degree angle with one aircraft pulling a higher angle away from the other three.  This is the way aircraft salute, usually associated with a sign of respect at an Air Force funeral. 

The Missing Man Formation Memorial is a very modern work of art, mounted on a large platform with a walkway and surrounded by huge, orange-colored Birds of Paradise flowers.  The peaceful sunset setting is a prefect time to visit this shrine to all those who have flown on into the Big Blue Yonder before us.

 

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Hickam AFB Officers Club.
Hickam AFB Officer's Club.
Royal palm trees line streets of S…
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Plumeria tree in bloom.
Plumeria tree in bloom.
Plumeria tree in bloom.
Plumeria tree in bloom.
Plumeria in bloom, Hickam AFB, HI.
Plumeria in bloom, Hickam AFB, HI.
Sunset view on Hickam AFB, Hawaii.
Sunset view on Hickam AFB, Hawaii.
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Second to last sunset view on Hic…
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