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Hawaii Navy JB Pearl Harbor Hickam Housing



The key to a smooth transition is your sponsor, who can help arrange your Temporary Lodging Allowance accommodations, provide transportation from the airport, check you in to your new command and provide you with general information about the community and on-station facilities well in advance of your move. Contact your sponsor as soon as possible before leaving for Hawaii. If you do not receive a sponsor, visit, a website that can assist you in planning your move. Other sources of information include your local Military and Family Support Center at your current command. Visit the JBPHH website at

Shipment of Household Goods

Accompanied members are authorized to ship their full weight allowance but should be advised that homes in Hawaii may be smaller compared than those on the U.S. mainland. It may be best to leave ranges, refrigerators, washers, dryers, oversized pieces of furniture, extra furniture and cold weather clothing and equipment in storage on the mainland. All privatized Navy family housing units are equipped with a refrigerator, range, dishwasher, washer and dryer as is privatized Marine Corps family housing. Your yard care responsibility in privatized Navy family housing is limited to only small privacy fenced areas; a weed-eater is helpful, but a lawn mower isn’t essential.

Unaccompanied Shipment

You are authorized an unaccompanied baggage shipment. This shipment should be limited to clothing, linens, dishes, towels, cooking utensils and other housekeeping items. You may also ship cribs, playpens, baby carriages and articles necessary for the care of your children. Small radios, portable TVs, sewing machines and other small appliances may also be shipped. The JBPHH Housing and Lodging program has temporary loaner furniture for those assigned on PCS orders and awaiting arrival of their shipment. Loaner furniture includes beds, dressers, lamps and dining and living room sets. Visit to learn more about household goods shipments.

Automobile Shipments

Each service member is authorized to ship one privately owned vehicle at government expense. Check with your current Household Goods officer by calling 808-473-7782 for information regarding shipping times and locations. You must have permission from the lien holder to transport the vehicle to Hawaii. If the vehicle is co-registered, you must also show that person’s permission to ship the vehicle. If you are shipping a privately owned vehicle, it will require more time to arrive from the East Coast and Southeast portion of the continental United States. Allow at least three weeks for a vehicle to arrive from the West Coast. All personal vehicles must be safety inspected and registered within 30 days after arrival.

Satellite Vehicle Registration Office-Pearl Harbor

The City & County of Honolulu Pearl Harbor Satellite Vehicle Registration Office is at 1705 O’Malley Blvd., Building 192H, the former Hickam Control Center at O’Malley Gate, JBPHH. The office is open to all military personnel, their family members and civilian personnel who have base access. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, closed on state and federal holidays. Appointments are mandatory. Telephone: 808-448-0312.


  • All vehicle transactions. Transactions are cash or check only.
  • Initial registration for vehicles previously registered in another jurisdiction (i.e., out of state, out of country, foreign)
  • Out-of-state-permit vehicles will retain out-of-state plates but be issued a vehicle permit to be displayed on rear bumper
  • Transfer of ownership
  • Replacement of Hawaii plates and/or registration emblems
  • Duplicate Honolulu titles and registrations
  • Ordering of special plates, veteran plates or organizational plates
  • Junking and storage

Airport Arrival

All flights lead to Honolulu International Airport, about 2 miles southeast of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam’s main gate. The airport is 9 miles west of Waikiki Beach and 4 miles west of central Honolulu. Travel time to Waikiki is about 20 to 30 minutes by car during nonrush hour traffic. Your sponsor will most likely be the one greeting you at the airport and will help you get settled into your initial accommodations.

If you are not met by anyone at the airport and require lodging, you should contact your respective command duty officer or go to the USO at the airport. The center’s staff and volunteers assist military personnel and their families who transit to Hawaii. They help them cope with travel-related emergencies, including contacts with military service activities, and provide a comfortable place for travelers awaiting flights or other transportation.

Available in the center is a TV, snack bar, limited sleeping accommodations, shower and restroom, children’s room, computers, internet, Wi-Fi, books and magazines. Coffee and cookies from local bakeries are also available.

The center is open 8 a.m. to midnight daily. It is conveniently located on the ground level of the international terminal in the baggage claim area between baggage claims E and F and can be reached at 808-833-3351 or

Transportation options from the airport include taxis, shuttles, rental vehicles and Oahu’s public transportation system, appropriately named TheBus (visit or 808-848-4500). For route and schedule info, call 808-848-5555. For more information on other airport transportation, go to

Travel Connections at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam also has cooperative agreements with local commercial car rental agencies. Enterprise Rent-A-Car has an agent on-site in the ITT Fleet Store location. For information, call 808-422-0139.

Get Your Orders Stamped

Contact your respective command to find out where you must go to get your orders stamped so you can start the clock for TLA and cost-of-living allowance entitlement.

Shore duty: Report directly to your command. If it is after 4 p.m. and you do not know how to contact the duty section, call the JBPHH quarterdeck at 808-473-1222 or go to Building 150.

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, for further transfer or to await ship’s arrival, 808-473-0065.
  • Submarines: Report to Naval Submarine Support Command in Building 661, 808-473-2718. If it is after 4 p.m., report to JBPHH Quarterdeck, Building 150, 808-473-1222.
  • VP aviation squadrons: Contact Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay at 808-257-0593, ext. 7024.

Checking in Your Records

Check-in sessions with the Personnel Support Detachment are conducted by appointment only and must be arranged through your Command PASS Coordinator. For the CPC to obtain an appointment, a PSD Receipts Package must be completed and presented with the service record to supervisors of the Receipts Division. An appointment will be assigned to the member no sooner than 48 hours later. This time is needed to make the member’s electronic file accessible.

PSD business hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. On Wednesday, PSD is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. PSD is at the Moanalua Navy Services Center Building at 4827 Bougainville Drive. For more information, visit

Hotel Reservations

Make reservations well in advance. Your sponsor can help you, although you will be required to finalize your reservation with the hotel of your choice. Hotel accommodations are usually plentiful except during the high tourist seasons (December through March and May through August). You must check with the Navy Lodge for availability before reserving a commercial hotel; call 800-628-9466. Accommodations must be TLA-approved.

Temporary Lodging Allowance

TLA is an allowance to help offset the cost of living in hotels during your PCS move. TLA is based on the per diem rate and paid in 10-day increments. TLA is not paid in advance but is paid after filing a completed claim with receipts and endorsements. It’s advisable to have at least $1,500 in traveler’s checks to meet immediate off-base living expenses. TLA is authorized for all command-sponsored military personnel arriving on permanent change of station orders pending availability of privatized family housing or pending completion of permanent living arrangements. TLA commences the date your PCS orders are endorsed as having reported aboard. It is imperative that you have your orders endorsed with the time and date reported as soon as possible after arriving. You will not be reimbursed for temporary lodging prior to the report date endorsed on your orders. TLA room reimbursement will be at the Navy Lodge rate when a Certificate of Non-Availability is not provided with the TLA claim.

Temporary Lodging

Navy Lodge: Since 1969, Navy Lodges have been providing clean, comfortable and affordable lodging in “The Spirit of Hospitality” to active-duty Navy personnel, retirees, reservists and their families. Navy Lodge Hawaii upholds these high standards in its 150 air-conditioned suites and rooms at Ford Island. Located at the corner of Saratoga and Yorktown boulevards, your home away from home will include amenities such as free local telephone calls, free satellite TV with HBO, a hair dryer, free high-speed internet in guest rooms and a kitchenette. For reservations, call 800-NAVY-INN (628-9466) or visit

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