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Hawaii Air Force Bases (2)


  • Bellows Air Force Station Waimanalo

  • Bellows was once an important air station during World War II and was targeted during the December 7, 1941 Pearl Harbor attack. Today it is has a tiny military population and is used largely for recreation by active and retired military and civilian members of the Department of Defense. It is also used to some extent for military training. It was created originally in 1917 as Waimanalo Military Reservation. It was renamed Bellows Field in 1933 and renamed again in 1941 to Bellows Air Force Station when it became a permanent military post in Hawaii.

  • Hickam AFB Honolulu

  • Hickam Air Force Base is operated by the United States Pacific Air Forces located in Honolulu City. The air force base is home to the 15th Airlift Wing, the 154th Wing of the Hawaii Air National Guard, and the 515th Air Mobility Operations Wing of the Air Mobility Command. Hickam AFB is named after Lieutenant Colonel Horace Meek Hickam, an aviation airpower advocate pioneer of the United States Army Air Corps. Hickam Air Force Base has an acreage of 2,850 and $444 million worth of facilities. The base shares runways with the adjacent Honolulu International Airport. Both have a single airport complex under an agreement for joint-use. In October 1980, the Secretary of the interior hailed the base as a National Historic Landmark.

Hawaii Army Bases (3)


  • Fort Shafter Honolulu

  • Fort Shafter is a military base in Honolulu, Hawaii. Established by the Army in June 22, 1907, the base is now recognized as the oldest military base in Oahu. It is the home base of the United States Army Pacific Command, the Major Command of US Army Forces stationed in the Pacific Region, and the Pacific Ocean Division, Army Corps of Engineers. The base is also recognized by the National Register of Historic Places and has been officially designated as a National Historic Landmark. The United States Army Pacific Command stationed in the base has the primary mission of providing and commanding assigned forces, and enabling full spectrum operations to deter aggression, advance regional security and cooperation, respond to crisis, and to win battles.

  • Schofield Barracks Oahu

  • Schofield Barracks is an Army post located in Oahu, Hawaii. The base is named in honor of Lieutenant General John McAllister Schofield who pushed for the establishment of a naval base at Pearl Harbor. Established by the Army in 1908 as a defense installation of the nearby Pearl Harbor and the whole Oahu, the base has grown in size to 17,725 acres, making it the largest army post in Hawaii. Schofield Barracks is currently home to the 25th Infantry division, the 8th Theatre Sustainment Command, and the United States Army Hawaii’s Command Headquarters. It has a total population of 14,428 including active duty personnel, reservists, retirees, family members, and civilian employees. The Schofield Training Area has a total land area of 4,695 acres while the Schofield Barracks Cantonment area holds 2,197 acres.

  • Tripler Medical Center Honolulu

  • Tripler Army Medical Center is a military hospital located in Honolulu, Hawaii. It is the headquarters of the Regional Medical Command of the United States Army. It is also the largest military hospital in the Asian and Pacific Rim region, with jurisdiction spanning over half of the world, and is the only United Nations Peace Operations Institute in the United States. Tripler Army Medical Hospital was originally established as Tripler Hospital in 1907. It is named in honor of Brigadier General Charles Stuart Tripler, who was a well-respected American Civil War medic who helped develop military medicine. The Medical Center also houses the Center of Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance. Because of the numerous works done by the center, it has been designated as a Peace Operations Institute by the United Nations.

Hawaii Coast Guard Bases (2)


  • Station Maui Wailuku

  • The 14th District of the United States Coast Guard is the division that overseas operations for the entire state of Hawaii, including several outlying minor islands. The district is currently commanded by Rear Admiral Lower Half Stephen E. Mehling. With an area of operations covering more than 22 million square miles, the 14th district is the largest of the divisions of the US Coast Guard. For its operations, the 14th district, has 13 stations scattered across the islands. It also has a branch situated in Japan, known as the United States Coast Guard Far Eastern Activities, which closely coordinates with the Japanese government. There are nine cutters stationed at the 14th District, which allow the Coast Guard to cover much of the islands at any given time.

  • USCG ISC Honolulu Honolulu

  • The United States Coast Guard Integrated Support Command in Honolulu, Hawaii is one of the major support centers for the United States Coast Guard in the island. The main headquarters of the USCG ISC is located near the Honolulu International Airport west of the city. The base is currently commanded by Capt. John Hickey. At present, the base is manned by around 200 active duty and civilian employees. There are also around 1,000 offshore personnel that move in and out of the base on a regular basis. The base provides support duties for United States Coast Guard groups in the region. They also participate in ceveral civilian operations, including engineering and assistance work. The ISC Honolulu also regularly conducts medical missions in the outlying communities.

Hawaii Marine Corps Bases (1)


  • MCB Hawaii Kaneohe

  • Marine Corps Base Hawaii is an air station located in Honolulu, Hawaii. The base was formerly established as Marine Corps Air Station, Kaneohe Bay, and Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay before being under Marine Corps Control. The air station in the base operates a 2,400 meter runway. MCB Hawaii was originally established as Kuwaahoe Military Reservation in 1918. It was later under the control of the army and known as Fort Hase in 1942 until ownership was transferred to the Navy. From 322 acres, the base grew to an amazing 2,951 acres making it occupy the whole Mokapu Peninsula. The base is now home to the Combat Logistics Battalion 3, the 3rd Marine Regiment, the Marine Aircraft Group 24, and the 3rd Radio Battalion.

Hawaii Navy Bases (3)


  • Barking Sands Missile Range Kekaha

  • The Pacific Missile Range Facility in Hawaii is one of the United States Navy’s foremost missile testing center. The facility is located just nine kilometers to the northwest of the Kekaha central business district in Kauai County. The base maintains around 109,000 square kilometers of controlled airspace for testing purposes. The base was primarily chosen by the United States Nave for its seclusion, permitting continuous testing. Various instruments have been installed by the Navy both on land and underwater, allowing the missile range to track several missiles, submarines, and space vehicles simultaneously. The base also provides several sites for helicopter terrain training and simulation. The barking Sands Range has also been home to several ballistic missile tests done in the 80′s as well as today.

  • NCTAMS PAC Wahiawa

  • Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Pacific is an onshore United States Navy Communications support shore base that is tasked to operate and manage all Pacific Naval Telecommunication System users. Located in Wahiawa, Hawaii, it is now the world’s largest communication station with 131 facilities sprawled across 2,421 acres of land. The station has headquarters located in nearby central Oahu. The station has the primary mission of managing, operating, and maintaining Defense Communication System as well as Naval Telecommunication assets, and offers a variety of services to the United States Navy and Department of Defense operations in the Pacific such as information resource services, maintenance and repair, electronics and communication services, and offering Defense Management System coordination. The station has a population of 650 residents, staying in family housing and barracks, and 754 employed people of whom 109 are civilians.

  • NS Pearl Harbor N/A

  • The Naval Station Pearl Harbor is the headquarters of the United States Navy’s Pacific Fleet. It is located on the O’ahu island, west from Honolulu, Hawaii. The base is home to to more than 100 naval vessels of the Pacific Fleet, including several aircraft carriers and submarines, and other support vehicles. The amount of vessels in the harbor at any given time makes Pearl Harbor one of the United States Navy’s busiest bases. Pearl Harbor is notably known for the Japanese attack that lead to the United State’s involvement in the Second World War. During the war itself, the base an an important instrument in the US Navy’s offensive operations in the Pacific region. After the war, the base remained a vital part of the United State’s presence in the area.