(ABOVE PHOTO) Hawaii National Guardsmen pass out candy to trick-or-treaters in Pahoa, Hawaii, Oct. 31, 2014. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Katie Gray/Released)
(ABOVE VIDEO) Hawaii County Civil Defense administrator Darryl Oliveira talks about the deployment of about 80 Hawaii Army and Air National Guardsmen in Puna and how it benefits emergency operations.
- Hawaii Army and Air National Guardsmen were called to the area called to support the Hawaii County Civil Defense as the Puna lava flow makes its way downslope. The Guard says troops patrolled neighborhoods and blocked roads from curious onlookers as the lava flow advances towards homes. They even handed out Halloween candy to trick-or-treaters in Pahoa on Friday.