Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickman
15th Wing, 154th Wing, Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific, Navy Region Hawaii, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pacific Air Forces
Naval Base Pearl Harbor, 850 Ticonderoga Street, Building 150
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam is a United States military base adjacent to Honolulu, Hawaii. It is a combination of the United States Air Force Hickam Air Force Base and the United States Navy Naval Station Pearl Harbor, which were merged in 2010.
Naval Station Pearl Harbor – also referred to as Pu’uloa among the natives – is by far the most important base in the history of American wars. It is actually the reason for which the United States have decided to join World War II, after the famous attacks conducted by the Empire of Japan on December, 7-th, 1941. The station is among the largest bases in the world. Its services are easily comparable to a huge city. For instance, over 2.5M passengers go through it every year, as well as 200K vehicles on over 65K boat runs. The base is located west to Honolulu, in Hawaii.
Although the construction was finished earlier, the base was open in 1908. It took three years for the first warship to get in the base, in 1911 – USS California. Things changed a lot since then. The place is now the most common pit stop in the Pacific Ocean and not just for boats and warships, but also for any types of submarines. The first submarines arrived there in 1914. The first decades saw the base as nothing but a receiving station.
Air Force Base Hickam was named for Lieutenant Colonel Horace Meek Hickam, an aviation pioneer who was killed in a flying accident at Fort Crockett near Galveston, Texas. Hickam Field was dedicated on May 31, 1935 and officially activated in 1938. In 1957, Headquarters Pacific Air Force was established at Hickam Air Force Base. The unification of Pacific Air Forces was a historic “first” in which all USAF fighting forces assigned to the Pacific and Far East areas were consolidated under one command. The Pacific Command. Air Force’s primary mission is to plan, conduct and coordinate offensive and defensive air operations in the Pacific and Asian theaters. The mission of the 15th Airlift Wing is to enhance PACAF’s power and reach by ensuring world-class en route support, maintaining operational ready forces and providing superior customer service.
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam is also home to the Hawaii Air National Guard. Here, they have two missions-state and federal. In performing its state mission, the HIANG provides organized, training units to protect Hawaii’s citizens and property, preserve peace and ensure public safety in response to disasters. In its federal mission, it provides operationally ready combat units, combat support units and qualified personnel for active duty in the U.S. Air Force in times of war, national emergency or operational contingency.
Arriving at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam
All flights lead to Daniel K. Inouye International Airport about 2 miles southeast of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam’s main gate. Your sponsor will greet you at the airport and help you get settled into your accommodations.
If you are not met by anyone at the airport and require lodging, contact your command duty officer or go to the USO. The USO of Hawaii’s lounge in the Overseas Terminal, at the
Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, is available for use by all military personnel and their family members, reservists on active duty, retirees and Department of Defense civilians on orders. Call (808) 836-3351 for more information.
Transportation options from the airport include taxis, shuttles, rental vehicles and Oahu’s public transportation system, TheBus. Visit www.thebus.org or call (808) 848-4500 for more information about TheBus. For more information about airport transportation, visit http://airports.hawaii.gov/hnl/getting-to-from/ground-transportation.
Ask your sponsor where to report and when to in-process — some units have designed times.
Typically, you will report to your unit’s Commander’s Support Staff on the next duty day for in-processing and scheduling mandatory appointments. You will need to be gained to the base (if you are not gained, all information in vMPF and MilPDS, will reflect your previous base). For units without a CSS, report to MPF Customer Support (900 Hangar Ave., Suite 127, Hangar 2) on the next duty day at 8:30 a.m. (Monday through Friday). For questions, contact your sponsor or email J111-AF.PACOM.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 808-477-1600.
Contact your respective command first to find out where to go to get your orders stamped, so you can start the clock for TLA and other pay entitlement.
Shore duty: Report to your command. If after 4 p.m. and you do not know how to contact the duty section, report to JBPHH, Naval Base Pearl Harbor Quarterdeck Building 150, phone 808-473-1222.
Ships or other deployable units report directly to the unit. If the unit is deployed or underway, report as follows:
Surface ships: Report to Transit Personnel Unit, Building 1753, JBPHH, Naval Base Pearl Harbor. Phone 808-473-0065.
Submarines: Report to Submarine Squadron Command Pay and Personnel Administrator Office in Building 661, phone 808-473-2718. If reporting after hours, contact the JBPHH Naval Base Pearl Harbor Quarterdeck, Building 150, phone 808-473-1222.
Aviation Squadrons: Contact Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay at 808-257-0593, ext. 7024.
You must check into your command and housing to be eligible for TLA; if you are taking a house-hunting trip, request the proper leave request prior to taking permissive leave. During a Permanent Change of Station move, hand carry important paperwork to decrease the potential for loss or identity theft. Original family medical records are typically shipped from the current Military Treatment Facility to the new servicing Military Treatment Facility; family members traveling separately from the service member should have a copy of the service member’s “Page 2” (second page of the service record which lists family member data) and may also need a Power of Attorney.
When receipts and travel documents are submitted to the command, or any military agency, keep a copy for your own records. Be sure to keep your sponsor, quarterdeck and command ombudsman phone numbers with you. For questions, contact your sponsor or email J111-Navy_Element.email@example.com or call 808-477-7876.
There are over 56,000 Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, military families, civilians, and retirees assigned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.