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Hawaii Army Schofield and Wheeler Recreation

For more information about these and other recreational opportunities at Schofield Barracks and Wheeler Army Airfield, visit https://hawaii.armymwr.com/pacific/hawaii.


Beat the heat at the Army’s air-conditioned bowling centers at Schofield Barracks and Wheeler Army Airfield.

The larger facility at Schofield Barracks (46 lanes) offers automatic scoring, open and league bowling, snack facilities, pro shops and the latest in glow-in-the-dark cosmic bowling. The eight-lane Wheeler bowling center offers open and league bowling and snack facilities.

Both bowling centers are open to active-duty and retired soldiers, their families, Department of Defense civilians and guests, and they are available for catering and party rentals.

For more information, call the Schofield Bowling Center at 808-655-0573 and the Wheeler bowling facility at 808-656-1745.

Fitness Centers

The Health and Fitness Center at Schofield Barracks offers a variety of classes including cardio kickboxing, cycling, yoga and Zumba. The center also has personal trainers available by appointment. The center provides cardio and weight machines, free weights, punching and kicking bags, a stretch cage and CrossFit equipment. Unique to the center is a climbing wall. For more information, call 808-655-8007.

The Martinez Physical Fitness Center is also at Schofield Barracks. The center offers a full complement of equipment that supports cardiovascular strength and endurance, weight training and circuit training. Racquetball, basketball and tennis courts and a CrossFit room are also available. For more information, call 808-655-0900.

Golf Courses

Leilehua Golf Course is the Army’s premier golf course on Oahu. The 18-hole golf course is nestled between Wheeler Army Airfield and Mililani Tech Park. With a sweeping view of the mountains, the course offers a 33-stall driving range equipped with lights for night use, two large putting greens, a pitching green with a sand bunker, a three-hole chipping green, a pro shop, and a full-service restaurant and snack bar. Call 808-655-4653 for more information and tee times.

Hobby Centers

The Arts and Crafts Center at Schofield Barracks, 808-655-4202, offers classes in ceramics, pottery, painting, quilting and youth art, as well as group activities, birthday parties, seasonal workshops and do-it-yourself framing. Custom framing and laser engraving services, kiln firing and a craft supply store are also available. This facility has a variety of ready-made gifts for farewell presentations or other occasions.

There is also an Auto Skills Center at Schofield Barracks, 808-655-9368. The facility 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 own vehicle, the auto skills center has certified mechanics. Schofield Barrack’s also has a variety of storage solutions for cars, recreational vehicles and other household goods. If you’re going on deployment, Schofield Barracks has a secure storage lot for your vehicle.

Leisure Travel

The Army operates the Leisure Travel Services office on Schofield Barracks, 808-655-9971. 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 also 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. Free Wi-Fi is also 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/pacific/hawaii/categories/libraries or search Facebook for Army Hawaii Libraries.

Movie Theaters

The Sgt. Smith Theater, on Schofield Barracks, is closed for renovation; see the Hickam Air Force Theater on Page 66.


The Tropic Lightning Museum is in historic Carter Hall, which first served as the post library at Schofield Barracks. Situated in the heart of Schofield Barracks’ National Historic District, the museum displays the history of the 25th Infantry Division since its organization in October 1941, highlighting the conflicts in which the division has fought, including World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the global war on terrorism. In addition, the museum exhibits the history of Schofield Barracks from its settlement by the Army in 1909 to the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Admission is free. For more information, visit https://www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil/tlm or call 808-655-0438.

Outdoor Recreation Center

The Outdoor Recreation Center, at 435 Ulrich Way, Building 2110 on Schofield Barracks, hosts lots of checkout equipment and fun for all ages. It offers recreational programs such as surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, fishing, reball (reusable paintball), kayaking, hiking, biking and cultural excursions. Visit the website for calendars and price information at https://hawaii.army
mwr.com/programs/outdoor-recreation-center.  For more information, call 808-655-0143.

Equipment Checkout: The ODR Checkout Center boasts a wide range of equipment for rent: inflatable bouncers, tents and camping equipment, surfboards, sports equipment and lots of party supplies, including canopies, shave ice machines, large barbecue grills, gas-powered blenders, cotton candy machines, a dunk tank, equipment trailers and many more items. ODR also offers special event packages on the property, which include set up and tear down.

ODR Programs: ODR facilitates Warrior Adventure Quest training for all active-duty soldiers either deploying or redeploying. ODR actively partners with units to conduct mission training and Adventure PT and is proud to offer in-house reball on the facility grounds. ODR instructs, gives tours and shares the island. Swing by and let ODR know if you want to do something — ODR offers custom adventures for groups of six or more.

Scuba: Located in the main ODR building is a full-service scuba contractor, Island Divers. It offers open-water, advanced, specialty and master dive training. Island Divers also has an active diving club and offers boat tours for whale watching. Scuba equipment is available for checkout. Call 808-397-5444 for information or visit www.oahuscubadiving.com.


The Richardson Pool at Schofield Barracks is open year-round. It is the largest pool in the Department of Defense. At 103 meters long, this pool will challenge the heartiest of swimmers and provides plenty of space water activities. The pool has diving boards, a 146-foot-long slide and a separate kiddie pool play area. Swimming lessons, lifeguard training and camps and first aid and CPR certification classes are also available at Richardson Pool. For more information, call 808-655-9698.

Singles Programs

The Army’s Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program schedules various monthly activities ranging from sky diving, scuba diving and visiting neighboring islands to entertainment venues. Some activities are held in the Tropics Recreation Center, which boasts numerous big-screen televisions, pool tables, video games and Big BOSS, a mechanical bull.

BOSS is also involved with the local community, participating in the annual NFL Pro Bowl and special events, such as the Family Fun Fest, the Schofield Barracks Fourth of July Spectacular and the islandwide Make a Difference Day. In addition to the helping the local community with special events, BOSS is also involved with community service projects, such as Habitat for Humanity. Call 808-655-1130 for program details.

Tennis Courts

The Army provides tennis courts at several locations. For information on courts at Schofield Barracks, call the Tennis Center for at 808-479-6727.

Tropics Recreation Center

Tropics Recreation Center is a high-energy facility designed to give you a place to relax and have a good time. Enjoy interactive gaming systems, pool and poker tables, a full-service cafe, a bar, a professional music room, an entertainment stage and much more. The facility is open to guests 18 years and older. Events include pool and poker tournaments, holiday celebrations and more. Are you a sports fan? The Tropics offers NFL Sunday Ticket, March Madness, gaming tournaments and numerous Armed Forces Entertainment shows.

The Tropics Recreation Center is in Building 589 on Schofield Barracks. Call 808-655-5698.

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