The Master Executive Council understands that the entire Hawaiian Island chain was issued a false emergency alert (pushed to all mobile phones) that there was a ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii and to seek immediate shelter. The alert falsely indicated that the message was not a drill. However, Alaska Airlines management confirmed that the domestic events network in Hawaii pushed a message that was supposed to go out as a practice drill but was incorrectly send out as a live issue. To the best of AFA’s knowledge, there is no ballistic missile threat to Hawaii at this time.
Please reach out to your AFA resources such as EAP if you need any additional support.
Your MEC – Jeffrey Peterson, Brian Palmer, Linda Christou, Lisa Pinkston, Terry Taylor, Mario de’Medici, Melissa Osborne, Tim Green and Brice McGee