Established on July 1, 1926, the Hawaii National Guard State Active Duty Ribbon honors Hawaii National guard members who carry out active service to assist with any of the following:
-war or national crises
-operations to advance public health, safety, or wellbeing
-disaster relief efforts
Composed of the Hawaii Army National Guard and Hawaii Air National Guard, the Hawaii National Guard has seen incarnations as a nineteenth-century militia and the Hawaii Territorial Guard before establishment in its current form in 1942. The Army and Air components are both headquartered in Honolulu; the latter was officially recognized by the federal government on November 4, 1946.
The ribbon is yellow with a thick vertical red stripe in the center and a thick blue stripe between the center and the edge on each side.