For more information about these and other recreational opportunities at Fort Shafter, visit https://hawaii.armymwr.com/pacific/hawaii.
Auto Skills Center
The Auto Skills Center at Fort Shafter, 808-438-9402, is a state of Hawaii-certified safety inspection station. The center offers everything you need to work on your vehicle, including automotive bays, lifts and tools for checkout.
If you are unable to repair your vehicle, The Fort Shafter Auto Skills Center has certified mechanics to help.
You can beat the heat, but you can’t beat the bowling at the Army’s air-conditioned bowling center at Fort Shafter.
It offers 22 lanes, automatic scoring, open and league bowling, snack facilities, a pro shop and the latest in glow-in-the-dark cosmic bowling.
The bowling center is open to active-duty and retired soldiers, their families, Department of Defense civilians and guests, and is available for catering and party rentals.
For more information, call 808-438-6733.
The Fort Shafter Physical Fitness Center offers a full complement of equipment that supports cardiovascular strength and endurance, weight training and circuit training. A racquetball and basketball court is also available. For information, call 808-438-1152.
The Walter J. Nagorski Golf Course at Fort Shafter features a par-68, 5,661-yard, nine-hole course played from two sets of tees. Golfers have a practice putting green, practice bunker and fully stocked pro shop featuring all major brands of equipment and clothing. Golf lessons for a variety of ages and skill levels are available. For information, call 808-438-9587.
Leisure Travel Services
The Army operates the Leisure Travel Services office on Fort Shafter, 808-438-1985. It provides special military rates and discounts on travel essentials like airline tickets, hotels and car rentals. Discounted tickets are available for dinner cruises and other attractions, cruises to the neighbor islands and select locations worldwide, luaus, sports events, theme park attractions and other exciting offerings.
Leisure Travel Services also offers international escorted tours, mainland travel and bus trips.
For more information, visit https://hawaii.armymwr.com/pacific/hawaii/programs/leisure-travel-services.
Will you need someone to take care of your four-legged family members while you’re away on vacation? The Family and MWR Pet Kennels have dog and cat kennels, grassy lawns and large exercise play areas for your pets. For information and rates, call 808-368-3456 or visit https://hawaii.armymwr.com/pacific/hawaii/programs/family-and-mwr-pet-kennels.
Army Hawaii libraries are at Schofield Barracks (808-655-8002) and Fort Shafter (808-438-9521). The libraries’ total holdings exceed 110,000 items with more than 90,000 of them at Sgt. Yano Library on Schofield Barracks. Items are shared among the two libraries, and interlibrary loans from other institutions are available.
Both libraries circulate books, DVDs, music CDs, audiobooks and video games, and offer reference materials, periodicals, internet-accessible workstations for in-library use and free access to online databases (to include e-books and e-audio books). Free Wi-Fi is available.
Adults, teens and children’s programs are offered year-round. Examples include the Summer Reading Program, preschool story times, book clubs, online database tutorials, culture workshops and holiday presentations. Visit the website at https://hawaii.armymwr.com/categories/libraries or search Facebook for Army Hawaii Libraries.