US Coast Guard Station Maui

District Fourteen

233 Maalaea Road, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793

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ABOUT

USCG Station Maui is among the most active military installations run and operated by the United States Coast Guard. The 14th District is the largest division in the US Coast Guard. It is responsible for more than 22 million square miles. It is extremely active and can always use more men. Aside from Station Maui, the district has twelve more stations spread around the islands. A similar station is located in Japan – Far Eastern Activities.

Station Maui was established at Maalaea Harbor. The activity is pretty intense on site. The crew deployed provides safety operations and law enforcement activities around the clock. The general objectives of Coast Guard Station Maui conform with the United States Coast Guard mission. The troops deal with law enforcement activities, but mostly with the environmental and maritime protection and SAR (Search And Rescue) missions. Since there are plenty of tourists around this place, there is a lot of activity.

 

The history of the Coast Guard presence on Maui is relatively short but distinguished. In 1964, the Coast Guard assigned the 95′ Coast Guard Cutter CAPE ROSIER to patrol the waters of Maui County. In 1969, it was replaced by the Cutter CAPE NEWAGEN and then in 1983 the Cutter CAPE CORWIN came to service in Maui. In September of 1990, the CAPE CORWIN was decommissioned and Coast Guard STATION MAUI was established. The CAPE CORWIN was the last cutter to be stationed on the Valley Isle.

 

In 2010 the MLB was replaced by a new Response Boat-Medium (RB-M) 45613. This RB-M was augmented with a second RB-M, CG 45719 in 2013. Both RB-Ms and the Response Boat Small now provide Maui County waters with fast response capabilities for the demanding variety of Coast Guard missions on Maui.

 

USGC Station Maui employs active duty Coast Guard and civilian personnel in flight, support and surface roles.

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ARRIVAL

The nearest major airport is Kahului Airport (OGG / PHOG). This airport has international and domestic flights from Kahului, Hawaii and is 5 miles from the center of Wailuku, HI.

Station Maui is located at Maalaea Harbor on the South shore of Maui. To get to the station, take Dairy Road from the Kahului Airport. Follow the signs that direct you to Lahaina. About 5 miles ahead make a left turn onto the Honopiilani Hwy. This is at a “T” intersection with a traffic signal. Proceed straight through the next signal at North Kihei Rd and then take a left at Maalaea Road. This is a “Y” intersection that leads toward the harbor. Station Maui is straight ahead and well marked.

 

Make sure you keep your sponsor, ombudsman, and your unit advised of your flight itinerary. All personnel arriving at Honolulu International Airport should be met by their sponsor, unless they are continuing to the islands of Hawai`i, Maui, or Kauai. You and your family (if applicable) should be transported to a previously arranged temporary lodging hotel accommodation. If you have any arrival problems or questions, contact your assigned unit.

 

All members must officially checkin on arrival day, because all overseas allowances (COLA, BAH, TLA) become effective the date of PCS check-in. If you don’t check in at your unit and with the Local Housing Officer, you (and any dependents) will not be reimbursed for any TLA expenses. In addition to checking in at your unit, unaccompanied members must check in with your unit Local Housing Representative. Call your unit before arriving to confirm check-in procedures.

Resources

TRICARE Information and News

 

For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.

 

Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.

 

The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.

FOR THE CHILDREN
 

In Hawaii, a child must be 5 on or before July 31 to enter kindergarten. The change is a result of Act 183 of 2010 and Act 178 of 2012 (Session Laws of Hawaii), which noted that younger children may be more appropriately placed in a pre-kindergarten program.

 

In 2010, the majority of states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit http://www.corestandards.org/.

Waihee Elementary School
Iao Intermediate School
HP Baldwin High School

 

If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.

 
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER

Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition. Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program. Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.

 

​If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.

 

Online course options: edX – Founded by Harvard University and MIT, offers high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere. Whether you are interested in computer science, languages, engineering, psychology, writing, electronics, biology, or marketing. Enroll today!

When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.

 

Child Care Aware:

Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit. There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.

 

Military Children and Teens Resource Guide

Maui District Health (808) 984-8200
The Maui District Health Office services its island community by providing resources and expertise in areas such as vital records(birth, death, marriage and divorce), Family Health, Public Health Nursing, Environmental Health, Family Guidance (mental health), Tuberculosis, HIV and STD and Emergency Preparedness.

 

Maui County Child and Family Service (808) 681-3500
Child & Family Service offers those who want to help themselves a chance to transform their lives. We partner with families to change the course of their own lives in ways that are healthy and empowering, and to sustain those gains into the future.

 

Maui Humane Society (808) 877-3680
We encourage you to check out our adoptable pets, familiarize yourself with Maui County’s animal regulations and learn more about the services we provide. We know you love Maui’s pets just as much as we do, so don’t miss out on all the fun! Be sure to Like us on Facebook to keep up with all the latest activity at MHS.

 

Maui County Police (808) 244-6400
The mission of the Maui Police Department is to serve the community in a manner that epitomizes those ideals woven into the fabric of the Constitution of the United States and the Spirit of Aloha.

 

Base Operator (808) 986-0023

Housing

On Base housing is not available at USCG Station Maui, Wailuku.

Lahaina, HI
10.9 miles from base

Lahaina is a town in Hawaii with a population of 13,223. Lahaina is in Maui County. Living in Lahaina offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Lahaina there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Lahaina.

Kahului, HI
3 miles from base

Kahului is a town in Hawaii with a population of 30,706. Kahului is in Maui County. Living in Kahului offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Kahului there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families live in Kahului.

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Community

The climate in Wailuku is warm, muggy, windy, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 64°F to 86°F and is rarely below 58°F or above 89°F.

 

The wetter season lasts 5.6 months, from November 7 to April 25, with a greater than 15% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 23% on January 11.

 

The drier season lasts 6.4 months, from April 25 to November 7. The smallest chance of a wet day is 7% on June 20.

Compared to other cities in Hawaii and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Wailuku, HI is 164, which is 7% lower than the Hawaii average and 64% higher than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Wailuku, HI are equal to the average for Hawaii and 29% higher than the rest of the country.

Just 10 minutes west from the Kahului Airport is Wailuku, a commercial center and the county seat of Maui’s government. Visit Wailuku and explore the charming wooden storefronts around Market Street, showcasing dozens of family businesses, many of which have been in continuous operation for generations. These off-the-beaten-path “Mom and Pops” are home to local favorite shops, restaurants and bakeries.

 

Amid these cherished establishments, a new Wailuku is also emerging, featuring contemporary boutiques, stylish cafes and laid-back coffee shops. Check out both the classic and chic during Wailuku First Friday — a fun monthly event celebrating local arts and culture. Packed with music, magicians, food, art, jewelry and fashion, this free community street party is held from 6-9 p.m., with Market Street closed to vehicular traffic from 5:30 p.m.

 

To find out more about this quaint town, take the “Rediscover Wailuku” walking tour developed by the Wailuku Main Street Association. The tour highlights more than 23 of the town’s fascinating historical and cultural attractions, including Kaahumanu Church, the Bailey House, Pihana Kalani Heiau and the Iao Theater, built in 1927.

 

Nestled at the foot of the dramatic West Maui Mountains, Wailuku is also the gateway to lush Iao Valley, once a sacred burial ground for Hawaiian chiefs and home to the iconic Iao Needle.

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