Forum on Hawai‘i’s Military and Warrior Past

The Forum on Hawai‘i’s Military and Warrior Past (FHM&WP or “Forum”) is an organizational alliance and network formed by sponsor organizations and interested individuals who seek to perpetuate the cultural and historical legacy of Hawai‘i’s military personnel and organizations from the Islands’ warrior roots to the present-day.


Hawaiian Warrior, Kaina Makua, Arna Johnson Photography
Classical Era


The Forum facilitates the sharing of knowledge and information relating to Hawai‘i’s military and warrior past among individuals, educators, and participating organizations by way of a conference and online network that provides a venue for all to gather, discuss, and present on matters of relevant historical and cultural significance.


Royal Guard, HIANG Staff photo 101116-F-8767S-004
Monarchy and Republic Era
HIARNG, photo by Sgt T Mellein, 117 Mob PA Det (HI)
Modern Era

The Forum embraces the three eras of Hawai‘i’s military and warrior past:

  • Classical (pre-1810)
  • Monarchy and Republic (1810-1900)
  • Modern (Territory and State)


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NGH Sharp Shooter Medal

discussion groups


Contribute to an online discussion group focused on your area of interest

Hawaiian Warrior after Webber, Pen and Ink by Ruth Dukas

Workshops and presentations


Attend a topic-specific workshop (online or on site) led by a subject matter expert

Standing Orders of the King's Guard, Hawai'i State Archives

library & archives


Help us develop a searchable library and archives for Hawaiian military history


'Iao Valley, Luca Bravo photography

periodic conference


Participate in an upcoming military history conference as a presenter or volunteer


abandonned shore defense gun, Kvnga photography

site tours & demos


Take part in a “VIP” tour of a historical site or watch an invitation only demonstration

Hawaiian flag, Tristan Ramberg photography

financial support


Consider making a tax deductible charitable donation to further our educational outreach


there are many ways to participate in the forum

whether you are interested in hawaiian warriors of old, monarchy era military history, or contemporary military history, the forum’s got you covered!


Basic membership is free and open to all ages. Joining our network is as easy as reaching out.


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Oahuan Warriors at the Battle of Nu'uanu 1795, Pastel by Bert Farache



2021 Inaugural Conference


The Forum held its Inaugural Conference on November 17, 2021. View a short video of selected highlights.


The Forum is an organizational alliance of individuals, educators, and participating organizations operating as an educational not-for-profit network and conference.