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Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam
The most important mission of Navy Region Hawaii is coordinating the Navy’s local support of the Pacific Fleet. This support involves port and housekeeping services for 11 surface warships and 18 submarines homeported in Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam and over 60 Navy shore commands and activities. These services extend to transiting fleet units as well as many ships of friendly allied navies that rely on support when they visit Pearl Harbor. During a major fleet exercise such as the Rim of the Pacific, the logistic support for more than 75 ships is coordinated by COMNAVREG in a team effort with local commands.
NAVAL STATION PEARL HARBOR
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam was created Oct. 1, 2010, when the former Naval Station Pearl Harbor joined Hickam Air Force Base. The 2005 Defense Base Realignment and Closure Commission report to the president required the relocation of installation management functions and the establishment of JBPHH with Navy as the lead agency in providing these functions to the Joint Base.
Military service members, civilian employees and contractors work together to achieve common goals using similar processes.
The establishment of JBPHH brings together the best practices of both the Air Force and the Navy to realize efficiencies in providing enhanced support of operational capabilities. With an appreciation for the rich history of Hickam Air Force Base and Naval Station Pearl Harbor, JBPHH supports its partner services, tenant commands and mission readiness of the Navy and the AirForce.
The offerings of Hickam’s 15th Services Squadron and Navy Region Hawaii’s Morale Welfare and Recreation have transitioned and operate as Joint Base MWR. Likewise, the programs of Hickam’s Airman & Family Readiness Center and Navy Region’s Military & Family Support Center have united to become the Military and Family Support Center.
Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command
The Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command conducts global search, recovery and laboratory operations to identify unaccounted-for Americans from past conflicts to support the DOD’s personnel accounting efforts.
The command is on the island of Oahu and was activated Oct. 1, 2003. Employing more than 500 joint military and civilian personnel, JPAC continues its search for the more than 83,000 Americans still unaccounted for from past conflicts. The laboratory portion of JPAC, referred to as the Central Identification Laboratory, is the largest and most diverse forensic skeletal laboratory in the world.
The command maintains three permanent detachments to assist with command and control, logistics and in-country support during investigation and recovery operations. Detachment 1 is in Bangkok, Thailand; Detachment 2 in Hanoi, Vietnam; and Detachment 3 in Vientiane, Laos.
The core of JPAC’s day-to-day operations involves researching case files, investigating leads, excavating sites and identifying Americans who were killed in action but were never brought home. This process involves close coordination with U.S. agencies involved in the POW/MIA issue, including the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office, the appropriate Service Casualty Office, U.S. Pacific Command, Department of State, the Joint Staff, Defense Intelligence Agency, the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory and the U.S. Air Force’s Life Sciences Equipment Laboratory.
Planning Your Move
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 www.militaryinstallations.dod.mil, 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 www.cnic.navy.mil/pearlharbor-hickam.
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.
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 www.move.mil to learn more about household goods 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transportation options from the airport include taxis, shuttles, rental vehicles and Oahu’s public transportation system, appropriately named TheBus (visit www.thebus.org or 808-848-4500). For route and schedule info, call 808-848-5555. For more information on other airport transportation, go to www.hawaii.gov/hnl/ground-transportation.
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 www.cnic.navy.mil/regions/cnrh/installations/jb_pearl_harbor_hickam/om/personnel_support_detachment.html.
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.
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 www.navy-lodge.com.
The Housing Service Center at the Navy Aloha Center (Navy Family Housing Office) is at 4825 Bougainville Drive (Building 2652) near the airport. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. To reach the reception desk of the Housing Office and for more information on the housing areas, call 808-474-1820/1821. Other housing representatives include the regional housing director, 808-474-1803; the customer service manager, 808-474-1800; and the military liaison master chief, 808-474-1804.
To view floor plans of Navy housing, visit www.ohananavycommunities.com and www.cnic.navy.mil/regions/cnrh/installations/jb_pearl_harbor_hickam/ffr/housing_and_lodging.html.
Other Navy welcome and housing information is available at www.greatlifehawaii.com and www.militaryinstallations.dod.mil. Relocation assistance and information is available at the Military and Family Support Center, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, 808-474-1999.
Applying for Housing
Before arriving, individuals with family members should contact the Housing Services Center at the Navy Aloha Center, Navy Family Housing Office and schedule an appointment. Additionally, a housing application should be faxed in advance, along with a copy of orders and service record Page 2 (dependent verification), to 808-474-1822.
Individuals are required to report to the HSC at the Navy Aloha Center, Family Housing Office as soon as possible within 72 hours of arrival to be eligible for arrival TLA. You must report to the HSC at the Navy Aloha Center, Navy Family Housing Office even if you have already purchased a home or plan on buying one, found a place to rent or plan to live with family or friends.
Families moving into privatized housing will be required to sign a lease and, if applicable, a pet addendum. Lease and lease addendums are available at www.ohananavycommunities.com. A maximum of two pets, dogs or cats, will be permitted in housing. Rottweilers and pit bull types — and dogs with any of those breed lineages — will not be permitted in housing neighborhoods. Pit bull types include all dogs referred to as American pit bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Staffordshire bull terrier and bull terrier.
The HSC, Navy Aloha Center staff can provide listings of available rentals on the island as well as information on BAH rates, schools and security deposit waivers (utilities). The Housing Services Office at nearby Fort Shafter, provides a wide range of services as well. These include in-depth briefings on renting in the community, lease review, complaint mediation, discrimination complaint processing, inspecting rentals for adequacy, rental listings, BAH rates, school information, in-depth maps of Oahu, security deposit waiver information (utilities) and information on the Housing Relocation Assistance Program. It maintains current computerized listings of rental housing available on the island.
The HSO is in Building 1004, 111 Seventh St., Fort Shafter, HI 96858. Assistance is provided 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 808-438-6198/3820/0149.
Hawaii Regional Unaccompanied Housing manages and operates all Navy and Air Force Unaccompanied Housing on the island of Oahu. This includes facilities at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Wahiawa Annex and Hale Kela Moku Housing in Marine Corps Base Hawaii. With more than 4,400 beds in 52 facilities, Hawaii Regional UH is one of the Navy’s largest lodging operations for unaccompanied and visiting DOD personnel in the Pacific. For single sailors (E-4 and above) PCSing in, contact Unaccompanied Housing administration at 808-473-1203 for information on obtaining a statement of nonavailability.
- E-1 to E-4 are the only personnel UH is required to house. This includes shipboard E-4 with fewer than four years and addresses frocked personnel. All other personnel are to reside in the community.
- Priority by type of sailor has changed. This has no effect on Hawaii, as we already were housing all personnel in all categories.
- Utilization is now established at 98 percent of available assets. Former policy was “full utilization.”
- All spaces are nonsmoking.
- An assignment review board establishes and monitors waiting lists to move on and off base and reviews GB and RA packages.
- Geographic bachelors, including shipboard personnel, can obtain an application for quarters on www.greatlifehawaii.com.
- All incoming single sailors must check in with the Administration Office at Building 1323 as soon as they arrive, no later than 72 hours of arrival. Contact the office at 808-473-1203.
Naval Health Clinic Hawaii
E komo mai (welcome) to Naval Health Clinic Hawaii, where your health and readiness is the focus. NHCH is composed of two large clinics, Makalapa at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam and Kaneohe Bay at Marine Corps Base Hawaii. Other smaller clinics are at Camp H.M. Smith, Naval Communications and Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station, Pacific, Wahiawa and Pacific Missile Range Facility, Barking Sands, Kauai. For information, visit www.med.navy.mil/sites/nhch.
Your introduction to care at NHCH begins at the Welcoming Center, where TRICARE Prime beneficiaries begin a one-stop check-in process to enroll to NHCH. The staff will assist you with TRICARE enrollment, medical record updating, primary care manager assignment and initial appointments for any care. Active-duty members will also update their Periodic Health Assessment requirements, part of the Individual Medical Readiness process. UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans representatives and Health Benefits Advisors are available to answer TRICARE and enrollment questions. During the check-in process, information about several resources, including TRICARE Online, the Exceptional Family Member Program and advance directives, will be provided. Bring ID cards, Social Security numbers, private health insurance cards, medical records, dental records (if active duty) and immunization records when you check in. NHCH will request that your medical record (civilian or military) be sent from your previous provider. A Request for Medical/Dental Records, DD Form 877, will facilitate this process if completed prior to moving to Hawaii. This form is available from your current military treatment facility medical records department. A copy of your civilian records will also be requested.
Welcoming Center Makalapa Clinic is at the Makalapa Annex. Call 808-473-2444, ext. 501. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The TRICARE Service Center is in the Welcome Center and is open 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Appointments and After-Hours Care
For life-threatening conditions, dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
To make a medical appointment online, go to www.tricareonline.com and click on “Appointment Center” (available 24/7).
NHCH After-hours Provider Advice Line: If you need to speak with a medical provider when the clinics are closed, call 808-473-0247, ext. 3 and you will be connected to an answering service who will contact the on-call provider. The provider will be able to help you decide how to treat an illness after hours or if you should go to the emergency room.
The Makalapa Clinic is on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam just inside the Makalapa Gate, Building 1407, 1253 Makalapa Road. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is closed weekends and federal holidays. Services provided include family medicine, pediatrics, dermatology (active duty only), gynecology, immunizations, laboratory, optometry, pharmacy, preventive medicine, radiology and comprehensive dental care (active duty only), physical therapy (active duty only), sports medicine (active duty only) and deployment health. Call 808-473-1880 for more information.
808-473-1880, ext. 92323
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays
Yellow Fever administration: 7:30 a.m. Thursday (walk-in only with a minimum of three people)
Allergy shots: 1 to 3 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 7:30 to 9 a.m. Friday (walk-in only)
To allow time to complete paperwork, beneficiaries are requested to arrive at least 30 minutes before closing time.
808-473-1880, ext. 92323
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, closed weekends and federal holidays
808-473-2444, ext. 509
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays
Medical Home Port Teams
Blue Team 808-473-1880, ext. 92235
Gold Team 808-473-1880, ext. 92296
Red Team 808-473-1880, ext. 92266
Pharmacy 808-473-1880, ext. 92229
Refill Line 808-433-6962
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays, closed weekends and federal holidays
Visit www.med.navy.mil/sites/nhch/Patients/Pages/pharmacy.aspx for refill ordering information.
808-473-1880, ext. 92200
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, closed weekends and federal holidays
X-ray, ultrasound and mammogram services are provided. Women over the age of 40 can request their own mammogram without referral as long as they provide their PCM’s name. Mammogram appointments are available 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. weekdays. CT, MRI and specialized X-ray services are provided at Tripler Army Medical Center.
Shipyard Clinic (Occupational Health)
Appointments 808-474-0625, ext. 91349
Hours: 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 7 to 10:30 a.m. Friday; closed weekends and federal holidays
The Shipyard Clinic is on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in NHCH Headquarters, Building 1750, 480 Central Ave. The clinic provides occupational health, audiology, preventive medicine, industrial hygiene, radiation health, laboratory, X-ray and immunization services.
Exceptional Family Member Program
The Exceptional Family Member Program identifies and documents the special medical, mental health or educational needs of family members to ensure those needs are considered during the assignment process. Enrollment in EFMP is mandatory for all family members of active-duty service members with needs requiring specialized services. The NHCH EFMP coordinator is at the Joint Patient Liaison Office, Tripler Army Medical Center, 1 Jarrett White Road, Seventh Floor, Oceanside. Call 808-433-9644. Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Makalapa Clinic Dental Care
Active-duty personnel dental services are in the Makalapa Clinic on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam just inside the Makalapa Gate, Building 1407, 1253 Makalapa Road. For dental appointments, call 808-473-1880, ext. 93204. Hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The dental clinic also provides after-hours emergency care. For dental emergencies after hours and on weekends, call 808-864-4705.
TRICARE Dental Program
Information on the TRICARE Dental Program is available at www.metlife.com, or by calling 800-638-5433. The TRICARE Family Member Dental Plan is a dental insurance plan for family members of active-duty military to receive dental care with civilian dentists. All family member dental care is provided within the civilian community. To ensure your family members’ dental needs are met, we encourage active-duty military to enroll family members into the TRICARE Family Member Dental Plan. This will avoid costly dental bills.
For more information, contact your Health Benefits Advisor office. Military retirees may call 888-838-8737 or visit www.trdp.org to enroll in TRICARE Retiree Dental Plan.
For more information, visit www.greatlifehawaii.com.
Child and Youth Programs
Child Development Centers: Child Development Centers provide a safe, healthy learning environment where children 6 weeks to 5 years old can discover, learn and explore the world around them. Open to children of military and DOD families, there are several CDC locations on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam: Hickam Harbor, Hickam Main, Hickam West, Naval Station, Ford Island and Center Drive. Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, CDC staff are certified in CPR and first aid and trained in developmentally appropriate activities for young children. Sponsor of the USDA Child Care Food Program, CDCs offer nutritious meals and healthy snacks. For more information, call 808-471-5437.
Child Development Homes: This program provides quality child care through a network of certified home providers who live in Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam housing. Home providers offer care for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years and provide developmentally appropriate activities in a home atmosphere. Child care hours are flexible to meet parents’ needs. For more information, call 808-471-8658.
Kids Line: Kids Line is a free resource and referral service for child care offered at MWR. Call 808-471-5437 to check on info such as child care availability, subsidy and financial figures, waiting lists for CDCs, Child Development Homes and School-age Care programs. Kids Line also provides information on programs offered throughout Hawaii.
MWR Youth Camps: During those much-anticipated school breaks, MWR Youth Programs offer day camps that are jam-packed with fun, trips and activities. Children can enroll in summer camps that focus on sports, outdoors or culture. For the winter, spring and summer breaks, children can play with other kids their age and have a blast at Camp Adventure. For more information, call 808-421-1556.
MWR Youth Programs affiliated with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America: MWR has several youth programs on Oahu. The School-Age Care Program operates sites at Catlin Clubhouse and the Hickam SAC Building to offer child care before and after school hours. Serving children 5 to 12 years old, the centers offer fun activities in arts and crafts, games, healthy snacks and help with homework. Catlin is open only to children attending Aliamanu, Pearl Harbor and Pearl Harbor Kai elementary schools. The Teen Center also provides a safe after-school environment for kids 12 and older to go to work on homework, play and participate in clubs. For more information, call Catlin Clubhouse at 808-421-1556, Hickam SAC at 808-448-4396 or the Teen Center at 808-448-0418.
MWR Youth Sports: Children and teens, ages 3 to 18, will learn teamwork, sportsmanship and other valuable lessons when they join the MWR Youth Sports Program. Most youth sports teams are part of the Hawaii Military Youth Athletic Association. A variety of sports, including soccer, basketball, baseball and football, are offered. Youth can also help lead teams to victory with cheerleading. Volunteer coaches are always needed. Get involved and be a part of this winning team. For more information, call 808-473-0789.
Military and Family Support Center
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam’s Military and Family Support Center provides a wide range of services to support sustained mission readiness and strengthen personnel and family competencies to meet the unique challenges of the military lifestyle. Professional services through educational classes and counseling appointments are available for active-duty Navy, Air Force, Reserve, retired personnel, their families and Department of Defense civilians.
MFSC-Pearl Harbor is in the Moanalua Navy Services Center building, 4827 Bougainville Drive, Honolulu. The MFSC-Hickam Loan Closet is at 655 Vickers Ave., Building 1105, JBPHH. Hours for MFSC-Pearl Harbor are 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. MFSC-Hickam’s hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Program and class information is available at www.greatlifehawaii.com and 808-474-1999.
Counseling and Advocacy Services: Professional counseling for a variety of life situations is offered to eligible individuals, couples, families and children. Immediate intervention, safety and support are provided to victims of child and domestic abuse, and rehabilitation and counseling are offered to offenders to eliminate the risk of future abuse. Services include crisis intervention, short-term counseling, victim advocacy, referrals, groups and classes facilitated by licensed clinicians.
For information on confidential reporting of domestic abuse, call MFSC and ask to speak to a victim advocate.
Crisis Response: The center stands ready to offer assistance and support to families during natural disasters, mobilization, repatriation and mass casualties.
Deployment Support: The center plays a key role by assisting commands in preparing crew and family members for the various phases of deployment. MFSC participates in pre-deployment, deployment and reunion programs.
Exceptional Family Member Program: This program assists families with special needs (i.e., physical or emotional disability, long-term chronic illness or special education) so that the command, the EFMP at Tripler Army Medical Center and the EFMP liaison at MFSC can work together to ensure needs are met.
Family Employment Readiness Program: The center helps you make career decisions and develop employment search skills through education, information, referral and assistance programs. Employment classes include: resume writing, interviewing skills, starting your own business and federal employment.
Family Life Education: Provides education, awareness and prevention programs to promote understanding of risk factors and dynamics of child abuse and domestic abuse to commands, individuals, couples, families and community groups. A variety of parenting classes such as Boot Camp for New Dads and Building Good Self-Esteem in Young Children are offered.
Individual Augmentee: MFSC provides support and resources for Navy Individual Augmentees and their families. Support includes pre-deployment briefs, individual consultation and the IA Resource Fair, which is open to all IA sailors, IA families, IA command coordinators and ombudsmen, as well as Command Support Teams to learn about the IA process and the organizations that support it, discover community resources and meet other IA families. The Command Individual Augmentee Coordinator Forum is an opportunity for CIACs to meet, network and receive updated information, which allows them to effectively assist IA sailors and their families.
Information and Referral: The center provides on- and off-base information and resources and maintains a resource databank with military and civilian resources providing community educational, life-enhancing and therapeutic resources. I&R also processes requests for registration for classes and workshops, schedules appointments and provides assistance. Through assessment, I&R refers crisis issues.
Joint Employment Management System: JEMS is an employment program open to all eligible military ID card holders. Its online job bank links military community job seekers with employers in Hawaii. JEMS lists positions on the main Hawaiian Islands. On the JEMS website (www.JEMSjobs.com) you can search for jobs, post your resume and receive notification when new jobs are posted.
The JEMS Job Fair is every September on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. It is the largest military job fair in Hawaii. More than 100 employers attend with local, mainland and international jobs. For more information, call 808-474-1999.
Life Skills Education: The center provides classes and General Military Trainings, including anger management, suicide prevention, family advocacy and financial awareness.
Loan Closet: The loan closet at MFSC-Hickam (655 Vickers Ave., Building 1105, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam) offers kitchen kits while your belongings are in transit. Call 808-449-0319 for more information.
Military School Liaison Office: Call the School Liaison Office at 808-422-3770/3771.
New Parent Support Home Visitation Program: A voluntary early intervention program serving Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard families that are expecting a child or with a child under 3 years of age. Services promote healthy family functioning, learning new skills and supporting military families facing the unique challenges of parenting. A New Parent Support Group is also available. The New Moms and Dads class is offered monthly by the New Parent Support staff.
Personal Financial Management Program: The program provides financial counseling, education and training that emphasizes long-term financial responsibility through instruction on sound money management, debt management, saving, investing and retirement planning. Classes include Million Dollar Sailor/Airman, command financial specialist training, homebuying skills and Thrift Savings Plan briefings.
Relocation Assistance Program: Arrival and departure services and resources are available to assist families with issues that arise during a PCS move. Resources include welcome information and are available on www.militaryinstallations.dod.mil and www.greatlifehawaii.com, and classes such as Sponsor Training and Smooth Move are offered.
Retired Activities Office: Volunteers provide assistance to retirees, their survivors and family members in obtaining their rights and benefits. The office holds an annual retired personnel seminar and publishes a bi-annual newsletter.
Sexual Assault Prevention and Response: The Hickam Sexual Assault Response Coordinator office provides a 24/7 sexual assault response for all victims on the installation and assigned geographically separated units. Anyone who thinks they have been a victim of sexual assault may contact the SARC office. The Hickam SARC Response Helpline is available 24/7 at 808-722-6192. For more information, visit www.15wing.af.mil/UNITS/15thWingSAPR.aspx.
The SARC recruits, coordinates and trains active-duty and DOD civilian personnel to become SAPR victim advocates who are available 24/7 to respond and provide immediate support to adult active-duty personnel and family members of sexual assault. The SARC also conducts training for command personnel designated to be the SAPR Command POC, command liaison and data collection coordinator.
Spouse Support Groups — Ombudsman Support: Ombudsmen are the key resources for family members, particularly during deployments. An ombudsman is an advocate for both the command and command families. Ombudsmen provide basic and advanced training, attend assembly meetings and provide information regarding Family Readiness Groups.
Transition GPS (Goals, Plans, Success): Whether you are retiring or separating, the center can help with your transition from the military life to the civilian world. Transition seminars for retiring and separating personnel are available.
Volunteer Program: Volunteering may lead to prospective employment as well as the satisfaction of helping others. Ask for the MFSC volunteer coordinator for more information.
Whatever one’s faith, finding a place to worship after a PCS move can be challenging. The Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam chaplains are available to help you find a place of worship and take the next step with you in your spiritual journey. There are a number of opportunities to get plugged into a worshipping community at the installation chapels. In addition to worship services, religious programming is available for people of all ages, including Bible studies, Vacation Bible School, services and social events. For more information, call 808-473-3971 (Pearl Harbor Memorial Chapel) or 808-449-1754 (Hickam Chapel Center).
Aloha Jewish Chapel
Building 1511, Near Makalapa Gate,
Pearl Harbor 808-473-3971/224-0437
8:15 a.m. Saturday: Shabbat morning service (call for confirmation)
7:30 p.m. Friday: Kabbalat Shabbat
Hickam Chapel Center
Building 1750, Kuntz Avenue,
5 p.m. Saturday: Roman Catholic Mass
8:30 a.m. Sunday: Contemporary worship service
11 a.m. Sunday: Roman Catholic Mass
11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday: Roman Catholic Mass
Building 500, Corner of Singer Boulevard
and Ninth Street, Hickam 808-449-6562
9 a.m. Sunday: Traditional Protestant service
10:45 a.m. Sunday: Gospel worship service
12:30 p.m. Sunday: Gospel Praise Hula
6 p.m. Thursday: Youth ministry
Pearl Harbor Memorial Chapel
Building 1601, Pearl Harbor Boulevard,
Pearl Harbor 808-473-3971
9 a.m. Sunday: Roman Catholic Mass
11 a.m. Sunday: Protestant worship service
11:35 a.m. Monday, Thursday, Friday: Roman
9 a.m. Tuesday: Women’s Bible study
6:15 p.m. Wednesday: Youth and adult Bible study
There are multiple dining options at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. For menus, hours and more information, visit www.greatlifehawaii.com.
For menus, hours and more information, visit www.greatlifehawaii.com.
10th Puka Lounge at Kealohi: Golfers and nongolfers love this place for a cold beverage or to kick back and relax. Patrons can enjoy the big-screen TV, DirecTV, karaoke selections, a great sound system, golf video games and electronic dartboards. Call 808-448-9890 for more information.
604 Express at the Navy-Marine Clubhouse: Celebrate your victory with a quick bite to eat or a refreshing, cool beverage. Serving generous portions of local favorites for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the snack shack at the Navy-Marine Golf Course Clubhouse is a great stop. For more information, call 808-421-7267.
Catering: Joint Base Catering accommodates intimate weddings, large or small command functions, birthday and anniversary parties, business luncheons, graduations, retirements, reunions and more. It offers 10 indoor and outdoor locations to choose from and menus made specifically for you. It also offers low-budget carryout catering for smaller command functions.
Looking to cater off base? Joint Base Catering can handle that too. Examples include the Pacific Aviation Museum, USS Missouri and Briar Estates. Or cater on base at Tradewinds Enlisted Club, the Historic Hickam Officers’ Club, Makai Recreation Center, Fosters Point Beach Cove and Honeymoon Beach.
Each event includes:
- An event coordinator to assist you from the pre-party brainstorm to the event
- Full-service catering professionals and wait staff in formal attire
- Full liquor license with no-host and open-bar options
- Inclusive china, glass, silverware and appropriate food service items for catered events
- A/V equipment, decorative linen and food-service items to borrow or rent
Call Joint Base Catering at 808-448-4608.
Fast-Food Restaurants: Throughout Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam are fast-food breakfast, lunch and dinner options. Choose from Anthony’s Pizza, Arby’s, Baskin-Robbins, Bee’s Boba, Burger King, Charley’s Grilled Subs, Dairy Queen-Orange Julius, Dippin’ Dots, Green Beans Coffee, I Love Country Cafe, India Cafe, JKA Hot Dogs, Life Is Sweet, Liz’s BBQ, McDonald’s, Mr. Gyros, Olay’s Thai Express, Pop Pop Donuts, Popeyes Chicken, Snow in Four Seasons, Starbucks, Steak & Fish Co., Subway, Sumo Sushi, Taco Bell and Yummy Korean BBQ.
Hale Aina Dining Facility: Those authorized to eat here include enlisted members on a meal card or receiving basic allowance for subsistence; active-duty officers, TDY personnel (officers, enlisted and civilians) who have been directed to dine at the DFAC on stated orders; authorized Guardsmen and Reservists on UTA drills and IDT orders; spouses and dependents accompanied by the authorized military member; and authorized special groups and organizations. The facility is in Building 1860, Andrews Street, on the Air Force side of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.
Harbor Grill: Whether you are craving a cheesy pizza or a thick, juicy hamburger, Harbor Grill serves it hot. Located at the Naval Station Bowling Center, this snack bar is open every day. Stop by for the bowling or if you’re just hungry, come on in to get a striking meal. Harbor Grill also provides catering services to parties happening at the bowling alley. For more information, call 808-473-2574.
Kau Kau Korner: Located in the Hickam Bowling Center, Kau Kau Korner offers a variety of sandwiches and local plate dishes. Available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks or finger foods. It also serves a low-fat, low-calorie frozen yogurt that’s popular with the kids. Call 808-448-9959 for more information.
La Familia Restaurante: Traditional Mexican cuisine featuring handmade tortillas daily. Try the delicious burritos, tamales and enchiladas, or quench your thirst with a refreshing horchata. La Familia Restaurante is open for lunch and dinner at the beautiful Ke’alohi Golf Course. Take-out service is available for home or office parties. Call 808-442-9987 for more information.
Mamala Bay Golf Course Snack Bar: Enjoy breakfast and lunch while taking in the incredible view. It may be Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam’s best-kept secret with great prices and delicious food, and it’s worth the extra drive, just past Hickam Harbor. Call 808-449-2307 for more information.
Mokulele Flight Kitchen: Provides in-flight meals for aircrew and duty passengers 24/7 in Building 1860, collocated with the Hale Aina Dining Facility. Call 808-449-1666 for more information.
Molly’s BBQ & Seafood: Molly’s offers Texas-style BBQ and southern seafood complemented by snack bar favorites at Barbers Point Golf Course. It is open daily in Building 2249. Call 808-600-9656 for more information.
Planet Smoothie: Visit Planet Smoothie at the Hickam Fitness Center. Don’t miss the healthy and nutritious gourmet wraps, panini sandwiches, soups and fresh salads. Call 808-449-1145 for more information.
Restaurant 604: Located beside the historical USS Arizona Memorial, Restaurant 604 overlooks the ocean off Rainbow Bay Marina and boasts an open air dining room. Enjoy casual lunches such as salads, sandwiches and entrees; dinner highlights include island-inspired fusion creations. Weekend brunches on Saturday and Sunday also offer creative takes on breakfast favorites. Restaurant 604 is at 57 Arizona Memorial Drive, Building 604, Honolulu. Call 808-888-7616 for more information.
Silver Dolphin Bistro: Active-duty personnel can enjoy home-style cooking in an inviting and warm atmosphere. Nutritious fare and dedicated personnel offer an inviting dining experience. The bistro dedicates itself to providing tasty and nutritious meals daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner in Building 655 on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. For more information, call 808-473-2519. Open to active-duty service members and their accompanied dependents.
The Lanai at Mamala Bay: The former Sam Choy’s Island Style Seafood Grille specializes in innovative, island-inspired cuisine. Overlooking Hickam Harbor, The Lanai at Mamala Bay offers ocean and sunset views in a casual setting. Call 808-422-3002 for more information.
Tradewinds Entertainment Center: The new Tradewinds Entertainment Center, formerly J.R. Rockers and Tradewinds Enlisted Club, promises something for every member of the family, as well as single servicemen and women, in 2017. The center, coming soon, will be anchored by a Shakey’s Pizza Parlor, but for customers who want something else, the Tradewinds Bar and Grill will offer hot dogs, hamburgers, sandwiches, salads and Italian entrees. GameWorld, a world-class arcade, will be an option, and so will a new frozen dessert: The Baked Bear, featuring custom ice cream sandwiches with fresh-baked cookies on top and bottom and your choice of ice cream and toppings.
Patrons will also be able to enjoy entertainment on the new Tradewinds Terrace, with misters for hot days and a bocce ball court in the grass.
Wright Brothers Cafe and Grille: Located next to the Historic Hickam Officers’ Club on the water, Wright Brothers serves up a tasty breakfast, lunch and dinner along with a spectacular view of boats coming in and out of the harbor. Call 808-448-4608, ext. 39 for more information.
For more information about these and other recreational opportunities at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, visit www.greatlifehawaii.com.
Auto and Motorcycle Services
Flight Crew Motorcycle Repair: Located in Building 1720 next to the Kuntz gate, Flight Crew offers custom detailing, storage, small engine repair, sales and more. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The shop is closed Sunday and Monday. Call 808-422-4602 or 808-548-8813 for more information.
Barbers Point Beach Cottages at White Plains or Nimitz Beaches, Kalaeloa: Plan your next escape to paradise on Oahu’s west coast. Far from the city and crowded tourist spots, White Plains or Nimitz Beach — the former Barbers Point Naval Air Station — offer pristine locations to surf, picnic or enjoy a peaceful day under the sun. Twenty-four two- to three-bedroom cottages include fully equipped kitchens, washer and dryer, air-conditioned bedrooms, ceiling fans, linens, cable television and a private bath. For beach cottage reservations, call 808-682-3085.
Strike it up and have a ball at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam bowling centers. Whether the newly renovated Hickam Bowling Center, the Naval Station Bowling Center or the Escape Bowling Center in Wahiawa, each has its own unique atmosphere. At Naval Station Bowling Center, Building 1736, Pierce Street, enjoy the 20 lanes of one of the sleekest and cleanest bowling centers around. If you are there in the morning, try the best breakfast fried-rice omelet on the island at Harbor Grill. Cosmic bowling also is available. Hickam Bowling Center, Building 1891, Kuntz Street, has 30 well-maintained lanes, a friendly staff, great special programs and delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner at Kau Kau Korner. Escape Bowling, 410 Center St., Wahiawa, is small but cozy, with six lanes, cosmic bowling, karaoke and more. Open to the public on Friday nights, it is available on weekends for parties.
Each bowling center can customize a party for your next gathering.
For kids, bowling party packages can be arranged with a minimum of eight kids. For parties, Naval Station Bowling Center has an Adventure Alley for kids to play in the ball pit and tumble around on the mats. Throughout the year, the bowling centers hold leagues, tournaments and no-tap bowling. For more information, call Hickam Bowling Center at 808-448-9959, Naval Station Bowling Center at 808-473-2574 and Escape Bowling Center at 808-473-2651.
Club Pearl Complex: Home of Brews & Cues and the Country Bar, Club Pearl is in a temporary location at Building 1557 until mid-2017 while repairs are made in Building 1314. Club Pearl is one of the hottest hangouts on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Serving thirst-quenching brews from its own CP Brewery, Brews & Cues has a friendly and inviting ambiance, and patrons can play pool or darts or watch one of the many plasma flat-screen TVs. At the Country Bar, line up and dance on the circular oak dance floor while listening to the latest and greatest country music. For more information, call 808-473-1743 (nights and weekends) or 808-473-0841 (days Monday through Friday).
Historic Hickam Officers’ Club: Don’t let the name fool you: All ranks are welcome. Stop by for exceptional programs, including live music, or just relax in the Koa Lounge. The large lanai is a popular venue for wedding receptions and command functions, and there’s Mongolian barbecue on the lanai every Thursday night. Club membership is available, which gives you great discounts. Joint Base Catering operates out of the club. For more information, call 808-448-4608.
Outdoor Adventure Center and Outdoor Recreation: Whether it’s kayaking on the ocean or biking through the rough mountain terrain, OAC and ODR can help you with your equipment needs. With a great selection of equipment for camping, beach activities or sports, OAC’s and ODR’s daily and weekly rentals come at very reasonable prices. Complete camping packages can be rented along with snorkel sets, ocean kayaks, surfboards, body boards, mountain bikes, golf clubs and even fishing equipment. At the Fleet Store location by Bravo Pier and at the Hickam Harbor site, guided outdoor adventure trips are offered, and the Hickam Harbor site even has surf lessons. And for those new to the islands or to hiking, trail maps with essential information are provided. For more information, call OAC at the Fleet Store at 808-473-1198 or ODR at Hickam Harbor at 808-449-5215.
White Plains Beach Surf Rental: At White Plains Beach, beginners can learn how to surf the waves on Oahu’s south shore. Surf lessons from the Surf Rental are offered with the use of a surfboard. For those who want to just tackle the waves, surfboards can be rented by the hour or by the day. Equipment rental also includes body boards, fins, horseshoes, volleyballs and coolers — at affordable prices. The Surf Rental is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For more information, call 808-682-4925.
Party Equipment Rentals: Party essentials such as chairs, tables, canopies, water jugs and ice chests can be rented from MWR at Building 1760. Add to your event by renting a bounce house, a shaved ice machine or a popcorn machine. A dunk tank can be reserved along with equipment for interactive games such as a potato sack race, a milk bottle throw and volleyball. Reservations for some items can be made six weeks in advance; all items must be picked up and dropped off at their designated locations. For more information, call 808-449-6870.
Ford Island Fitness Center: For a comprehensive full-body workout, come to the fitness center at Ford Island. State-of-the-art equipment includes free weights, resistance machines and cardio equipment. Showers and rental lockers are also available. Located in Building 55, St. Louis Avenue, this facility is open 24/7. For more information, call 808-471-2021.
Hickam Fitness Center: Trim down and tone up with free weights, resistance machines and cardio equipment. Enjoy group exercise classes such as circuit training, cardio kickboxing, outdoor conditioning, Zumba and yoga. Other options include personal training and specialized fitness programs. The center also has an on-site spa offering massage therapy, facials and waxing services. Showers and rental lockers are available. Located in Building 1120, Vickers Ave., this facility is open 4:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 808-448-2214.
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Fitness Center: The center’s many fitness options and cutting-edge technology make it one of the best fitness centers in the service. With energy-efficient lighting and recycled materials used to build parts of this facility, MWR hopes to perpetuate efforts for healthy living. Work out with free weights, resistance machines and cardio equipment. Enjoy group exercise classes such as circuit training, cardio kickboxing, Zumba and yoga, or personal training and specialized fitness programs. Showers and rental lockers are available along with basketball, racquetball and volleyball courts. Located in Building 1338, 1071 North Road, this facility is open 4 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 808-471-2019.
Makalapa Fitness Center: Work out with resistance machines and cardio equipment at this Pearl Harbor location. Open 24/7 in Building 388, this facility also provides showers and rental lockers. Two outdoor basketball courts, a baseball field, two racquetball courts, a 1.5-mile running path and two outdoor play areas for children are also available. For more information, call 808-471-2021.
Naval Station Sub Base Gym: Located in Pearl Harbor, Building 667, Water Front Road, this gym provides a variety of equipment. Come in to use the free weights, Nautilus circuit training equipment, step machines and treadmills. Showers, saunas, rental lockers, and basketball and volleyball courts are available. Hours are 5 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For more information, call 808-473-2436.
Wahiawa Annex Fitness Center: Come to the center in Wahiawa Annex Building 46, 500 Center St., for group exercise classes, free weights, cardio and resistance machines, showers and lockers, saunas, racquetball courts, inside and outside basketball and volleyball courts, a baseball/football field, and outdoor recreation equipment rental. Hours are 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. holidays. Call 808-653-5542.
Navy Operational Fitness and Fueling System: A progressive fitness and nutritional tutorial that guides participants through five increasingly challenging stages — Operational, Strength, Endurance, Sandbag and Regeneration — the goal being peak physical readiness. Call 808-471-2021 for more information.
Barbers Point Golf Course: Located at Kalaeloa in Leeward Oahu, this 18-hole championship course’s serene setting makes it relaxing and enjoyable for seasoned and first-time golfers alike. This Parkland-style golf course is tree-lined with dogleg holes, great views — and no water hazards. Turf improvements are underway, and for those who’d like to improve their game, there are lessons and clinics, some free for beginners. Call 808-682-2098/1911 for information.
Ke’alohi Par-3 Golf Course: Located at 185 McClelland Street, this nine-hole par-3 course is perfect for the whole family, especially beginners, and is the only military golf course in Hawaii lighted for night play. And try out the new foot golf: no clubs necessary. Call 808-448-2318 for information.
Mamala Bay Golf Course: Located on the water just past Hickam Beach with a view of the Pacific Ocean and Diamond Head, Mamala Bay is a stunning 18-hole course with putting greens, a driving range, a practice bunker and a pitching green. The award-winning pro shop stocks logo shirts and caps as well as clubs, shoes and accessories. Located at Building 3571, 625 Mamala Drive, course hours are 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. April through September and 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. October through March. Call 808-449-2304 for more information, or 808-449-2304 or 808-449-2305 to book a tee time.
Navy-Marine Golf Course: Rated among the Top 10 military golf courses in the world, Navy-Marine Golf Course, 943 Valkenburgh St., maintains a gorgeous setting for 18 holes of great golf. Tee off at this beautiful course with its 3 million-gallon lake filled with colorful koi and a billowing fountain. Greens, tees and bunkers have been recently renovated. The 40-stall driving range is open for golfers working on their swing, and the pro shop offers the best golf equipment available. Qualified, friendly golf professionals are on staff to help with your game. Call 808-471-0142 for more information.
Whether you enjoy woodworking, crafting, ceramics, pottery, painting, photography or scrapbooking, the MWR Arts & Crafts Center has supplies, work space, equipment and classes. Kids can pick-and-paint ceramics, and the on-site store has everything you need for crafting projects. The center is in Building 1889, 335 Kuntz Ave. For more information, call 808-448-9907. For hours, class schedules and more, visit www.greatlifehawaii.com/recreation/arts-crafts.
Arts and Crafts Retail Store: The store is newly remodeled and restocked with supplies for a variety of crafts, including scrapbooking, jewelry and beading, cake decorating, sewing, children’s crafts, model airplanes and fine arts supplies. Classes are available. For more information, call 808-448-9907, ext. 103.
Pottery & Glass: Come see the “Pick-It and Paint-It” selection, and take advantage of the Self-Help Center, glazing and firing services, along with pottery classes in wheel and hand-building. The Glass Studio has fusion and slumping classes. For more information, call 808-448-9907, ext. 111.
Engraving Shop: Come in and see the large selection of awards that can be personalized. Other pieces suitable for custom laser engraving and sublimation (bonding images to mugs, tiles or metal) are on display for those seeking a unique gift. For more information, call 808-448-9907, ext. 107.
Frame Shop: Creative custom framing is available, with a professional staff to help select the right colors and frame for the best display. Or, take the Basic Picture Framing Class and learn to do-it-yourself in the self-help shop. For more information, call 808-448-9907, ext. 108.
Woodworking Shop: Skilled artists and craftsman are on-site to help you create your own projects after a mandatory three-hour safety and skills class offered every Saturday. Those completing the class will be issued a woodshop safety certification card enabling them to use the shop tools and equipment. Sign up for additional instruction and learn to craft pens, boxes, decorative cutting boards and even rocking chairs. The shop also can produce custom items. For more information, call 808-448-9911, ext. 113.
Auto Skills Centers: Self-help customers can rent a stall to work on car repairs, tuneups, brake jobs and auto painting. The Hickam site is in Building 4002, Moffet Street, and the Pearl Harbor site is in Building 2641, Hennley Street. Both locations have trained mechanics on duty to assist if needed, and air tools, hand tools and bench tools are also available. Free preventive maintenance classes are available, and so is a comprehensive library of repair manuals and a computer with Mitchell ProDemand to help with researching any problem. ASC also offers drive-up services such as vehicle safety inspection, headlight adjustments and electrical diagnostics. If you’re going on deployment, Pearl Harbor offers secure storage for your vehicle. Call the Hickam ASC at 808-449-2554 or the Pearl Harbor ASC at 808-471-9072.
Car Washes: There are three self-wash bays and two coin-operated vacuums at the Hickam ASC, and five self-serve car bays at the Moanalua Car Wash.
Located in Building 595, 990 Mills Blvd., the JBPHH Library’s collection of thousands of items includes audiobooks and printed books, business and investment data, consumer information, DVDs and music CDs, newspapers and periodicals, professional reading, reference and study guides, and video games, consoles, and accessories. Among services are the Navy MWR Digital Library, reference assistance, Interlibrary Loan, Windows-based computers with Microsoft Office, scanning and Wi-Fi, color and black and white printing, and free faxing to noninternational numbers. Databases include EBSCOHOST, Universal Class and Tumblebooks for children. Dial-a-Story is available 24/7 by calling 808-449-8297. Also available are Transparent Language Online courses featuring more than 80 languages, and Newsbank, with content from newspapers, newswires, business journals, historical and scholarly documents, and magazines.
All active-duty personnel, retirees, National Guard, reservists, DOD employees and family members of these groups with valid ID cards are eligible to borrow from the JBPHH Library. Full-time Air Force contractors and non-DOD personnel enrolled in Air Force or DOD-sponsored education programs are also eligible. Customers must show an ID and be on the account. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. The library is closed on Sunday and federal holidays. Call 808-449-8299 for more information.
Hickam Harbor Marina: Tucked along the back portion of Hickam is a glistening aquatic gem where sailboats, kayaks, canoes and paddleboards dot the water. Visitors to Hickam Harbor can learn how to sail, stand-up paddleboard, spear fish or bottom fish, and even surf. Some mooring and dry-dock storage facilities are available, as well as personal storage lockers. Hickam Harbor is the place to be for sailing, watercraft rentals, outdoor rental locations, swimming, sunbathing, picnicking, recreation activities and tours. For more information, call 808-449-5215 or go to Building 3455, Mamala Bay Drive.
Rainbow Bay Marina: Nestled in Pearl Harbor, just off base near the USS Arizona Memorial, is Rainbow Bay Marina, a complete sailing facility that offers sailing lessons and rentals, canoe paddling and more. Rent a sleek Club 420, Rhodes 19 Sloop, El Toro, Laser or Columbia 22 (certification required). Mooring and dry dock storage facilities are available as well as personal storage lockers. For more information, call 808-784-0167.
Hickam AFB Reel Time Theater: Across the street from the Hickam Arts and Crafts Center, the Hickam AFB Reel Time Theater in the Hickam Main Exchange, Building 1232, screens blockbuster movies. Call 808-448-2297 for more information.
Sharkey Movie Theater: Presenting blockbuster and 3-D cinema attractions, Sharkey Movie Theater, next to the Submarine Memorial Chapel in Building 628, Moore Street, seats 450 patrons comfortably. Watch for sneak previews where you can enjoy an advanced screening of a major motion picture for free, and for special kids’ events. Call the movie hotline at 808-473-0726.
Hickam Beach and Grass Areas: Hickam Beach, 3455 Mamala Bay Drive, and Honeymoon Beach both are beside The Lanai on Mamala Bay. Picnic tables and barbecue grills are available at Hickam Beach, there’s a bathhouse, and lifeguards are on duty from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Except for holidays, the beach is closed on Mondays. Check on cabana availability by calling 808-449-5215; the Beach Rental Shack there is open with your choice of one- or two-person kayaks, boogie boards, surfboards, wind surfing boards and beach chairs, and you can book lessons. Call 808-449-5215 for more information.
Honeymoon Beach is a secluded private lagoon just off Hickam Beach on Mamala Bay Drive, with a lifeguard and picnic area. It can be rented for special events between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. by calling 808-449-5215.
Recreation Equipment Issue: Recreation Equipment Issue, Building 1760, Kuntz Avenue, is packed with recreation rental items such as one- and two-man kayaks, surfboards, boogie boards, life jackets, sumo suits, popcorn machines, party tents, barbecue grills, coolers, bounce houses, party rentals and camping, biking, snorkeling, hiking and fishing equipment. This equipment may be taken off base. Call 808-449-6870.
Sailing Programs: Rent a sailboat or take sailing lessons. Checkout reservations should be made with the Harbor Office if you already have a certification to sail, which will allow you to rent Hickam Harbor boats. Call 808-449-5215 for more information.
Start Sailing Right is a month-long basic sailing course of classroom theory and on-the-water group instruction; once students are certified, they will be able to use the Rhodes-19 sailboat. Call 808-449-5215 for more information.
Other sailing courses include an After School Sailing Class for students from 9 to 15 years old; the Keiki After-School Intro to Sailing for children 8 and 9 years old; and Private Sailing Instruction by appointment. More advanced mariners can take advantage of the R-19 Open Ocean Certification, Marina Check-outs for Experienced Sailors, and Morning Sailing Sessions at Hickam Harbor. Call 808-449-5215 for more information.
The Wet Hens teach basic sailing in a program that includes fun and adventures with other students and the Outdoor Recreation volunteer instructors (the Wet Hens). Call 808-422-0201, go to www.wethens.com or email email@example.com to find out more.
Youth Ocean Adventure is a program for young people from 10 to 15 years old who want to learn to surf, sail, windsurf and kayak. Sessions adapt to weather, ocean conditions and each group’s abilities. Call 808-449-5215 for more information.
Arizona Pool 808-472-7582
Pool 2 808-260-9736
Scott Pool 808-473-0394
Towers Pool 808-471-9723
Take a dip and relax in one of the MWR swimming pools. Most pools offer adult and leisure lap swimming during the weekdays and swim lessons for kids. Water aerobics is also offered at select locations throughout the week. The water slide at Scott Pool is a popular attraction during the hottest days, along with the kiddie pool at both Scott Pool and Pool 2. Hickam Training Pool (Pool 1) is closed for repairs until further notice. Patios are available for rent at most of the pools for your party or next command function, and to reserve space, call 808-473-0394. For more information, call 808-473-0394.
MWR’s Liberty Program offers single service members and geographic bachelors an opportunity to meet new friends and become immersed in the island life. Special activities that are scheduled regularly include Waikiki shows, cruises, luaus, surfing and hiking. Most are free or at a very nominal cost. Transportation from the centers is provided at no cost.
Instant Liberty at Club Pearl and Liberty at Beeman Center are on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, and Liberty Express is at Wahiawa. Lounge areas complete with overstuffed couches, free internet access, plasma televisions, video games, movies and pool tables create a home away from home.
For more information, call Liberty at Beeman Center, 808-473-2583; Instant Liberty at Club Pearl, 808-422-7167; or Liberty Express at Wahiawa, 808-653-0220.
Wentworth Pro Shop: Whether you are looking to reserve a court or need tennis equipment or accessories, Wentworth Pro Shop can help. Located in Building 1598 across the street from the Pearl Harbor Memorial Chapel, the pro shop offers equipment rentals, tennis lessons, racquetball and tennis racket stringing and great discounts. Court reservations can be made for your next game of tennis, racquetball, wallyball or squash. For more information, call 808-473-0610.
Tickets, Travel & More
The Information, Tickets & Travel offices serve as your gateway to fun and entertainment on the island, neighbor islands and even the mainland. Want to go to a dinner cruise, luau, music concert or other event? ITT offers specially priced tickets at Pearl Harbor’s Fleet Store, the NEX, Hickam, Barbers Point and Wahiawa Annex. For more information, call the Fleet Store location (808-473-0792), the NEX location (808-422-2757), the Hickam location (808-448-2295), the Barbers Point location (808-682-2019) or the Wahiawa Annex location (808-564-4445).
Travel Connections: For your next vacation, stop in and connect with one of the agents. Working directly with wholesalers and various air carriers to offer the best discounts, Travel Connections offers the best discounts in airline tickets, hotels, car rentals, vacation packages, group tours and worldwide cruises. Located in Pearl Harbor’s Fleet Store, Hickam and the NEX, these locations can assist you with any of your travel needs. For more information, call the Fleet Store location at 808-422-0139, the NEX location at 808-422-4067 or the Hickam location at 808-423-0255.
The Attack on Pearl Harbor
The road to war between Japan and the United States began in the 1930s when differences over China drove the two nations apart. In 1931, Japan conquered Manchuria, which until then had been part of China. In 1937, Japan began a long and ultimately unsuccessful campaign to conquer the rest of China. In 1940, the Japanese government allied with Nazi Germany in the Axis Alliance and the next year occupied all of Indochina.
The United States, which had important political and economic interests in East Asia, was alarmed by Japan’s moves. The U.S. increased military and financial aid to China, embarked on a program of strengthening its military power in the Pacific and cut off the shipment of oil and other raw materials to Japan.
Because Japan was poor in natural resources, its government viewed these steps, especially the embargo on oil, as a threat to the nation’s survival. Japan’s leaders responded by resolving to seize the resource-rich territories of Southeast Asia, even though that move would certainly result in war with the United States.
The problem with the plan was the danger posed by the U.S. Pacific Fleet based at Pearl Harbor. Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto, commander of the Japanese fleet, devised a plan to immobilize the U.S. fleet at the outset of the war with a surprise attack.
The key elements in Yamamoto’s plans were meticulous preparation, the element of surprise and the use of aircraft carriers and naval aviation on an unprecedented scale. In spring 1941, Japanese carrier pilots began training in the special tactics called for by the Pearl Harbor attack plan.
In October 1941, the naval general staff gave final approval to Yamamoto’s plan, which called for the formation of an attack force commanded by Vice Adm. Chuichi Nagumo. It centered on six heavy aircraft carriers accompanied by 24 supporting vessels. A separate group of submarines was to sink any American warships that escaped the Japanese carrier force.
Nagumo’s fleet assembled in the remote anchorage of Tankan Bay in the Kuril Islands and departed in strictest secrecy for Hawaii Nov. 26, 1941. The ship’s route crossed the North Pacific and avoided normal shipping lanes. At dawn Dec. 7, 1941, the Japanese task force had approached undetected to a point slightly more than 200 miles north of Oahu. At this time the U.S. carriers were not at Pearl Harbor. On Nov. 28, Adm. Husband E. Kimmel had sent USS Enterprise under Rear Adm. William Halsey to deliver Marine Corps fighter planes to Wake Island. On Dec. 4, USS Enterprise delivered the aircraft, and on Dec. 7 the task force was on its way back to Pearl Harbor.
On Dec. 5, Kimmel sent USS Lexington with a task force under Rear Adm. John Newton to deliver 25 scout bombers to Midway Island. The last Pacific carrier, USS Saratoga, had left Pearl Harbor for upkeep and repairs on the West Coast.
At 6 a.m. Dec. 7, the six Japanese carriers launched a first wave of 181 planes composed of torpedo bombers, dive bombers, horizontal bombers and fighters. Even as they winged south, some elements of U.S. forces on Oahu realized there was something different about this Sunday morning.
In the hours before dawn, U.S. Navy vessels spotted an unidentified submarine periscope near the entrance to Pearl Harbor. It was attacked and reported sunk by the destroyer USS Ward. At 7 a.m., an alert operator of an Army radar station at Opana spotted the approaching first wave of the attack force. The officers to whom those reports were relayed did not consider them significant enough to take action. The report of the submarine sinking was handled routinely, and the radar sighting was passed off as an approaching group of American planes due to arrive that morning.
The Japanese aircrews achieved complete surprise when they hit American ships and military installations on Oahu shortly before 8 a.m. They attacked military airfields at the same time they hit the fleet anchored in Pearl Harbor. The Navy air bases at Ford Island and Kaneohe Bay, the Marine airfield at Ewa and the Army Air Corps fields at Bellows, Wheeler and Hickam were all bombed and strafed as other elements of the attacking force began their assaults on the ships moored in Pearl Harbor. The purpose of the simultaneous attacks was to destroy the American planes before they could rise to intercept the Japanese.
Of the more than 90 ships at anchor in Pearl Harbor, the primary targets were the eight battleships anchored there. Seven were moored on Battleship Row along the southeast shore of Ford Island while the USS Pennsylvania lay in dry dock across the channel. Within the first minutes of the attack all the battleships adjacent to Ford Island had taken bomb or torpedo hits. The USS West Virginia sank quickly. The USS Oklahoma “turned turtle” and sank.
At about 8:10 a.m., the USS Arizona was mortally wounded by an armor-piercing bomb that ignited the ship’s forward ammunition magazine. The resulting explosion and fire killed 1,177 crewmen, the greatest loss of life on any ship that day and about half the total number of Americans killed. The USS California, USS Maryland, USS Tennessee and USS Nevada also suffered varying degrees of damage in the first half-hour of the raid.
There was a short lull in the fury of the attack about 8:30 a.m. At that time Nevada, despite her wounds, managed to get underway and move down the channel toward the open sea. Before she could clear the harbor, a second wave of 170 Japanese planes, launched 30 minutes after the first, appeared over the harbor. The planes concentrated their attacks on the moving battleship, hoping to sink it in the channel and block the narrow entrance to Pearl Harbor.
On orders from the harbor control tower, Nevada beached herself at Hospital Point and the channel remained clear. When the attack ended shortly before 10 a.m., less than two hours after it began, the American forces had paid a fearful price. Twenty-one ships of the U.S. Pacific Fleet were sunk or damaged: the battleships Arizona, California, Maryland, Nevada, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and West Virginia; cruisers USS Helena, USS Honolulu and USS Raleigh; the destroyers USS Cassin, USS Downes, USS Helm and USS Shaw; seaplane tender USS Curtiss; target ship (ex-battleship)USS Utah; repair ship USS Vestal; minelayer USS Oglala; tug USS Sotoyomo; and Floating Dry-dock No. 2.
Aircraft losses islandwide included 188 destroyed and 159 damaged, the majority hit before they had a chance to take off. American dead numbered 2,403. That figure included almost 70 civilians, most of them killed by improperly fused anti-aircraft shells landing in Honolulu. The wounded included 1,178 military and civilian personnel.
Japanese losses were comparatively light. Twenty-nine planes, less than 10 percent of the attacking force, failed to return to their carriers.
The Japanese success was overwhelming but was incomplete. The attackers failed to damage any American aircraft carriers, all of which, by a stroke of luck, had been absent from the harbor at the time of the attacks. Also undamaged were most of the shoreside facilities at the Pearl Harbor Naval Base, which would play an essential role in the resurrection of the fleet and the outcome of World War II in the Pacific.
The Navy (Ship) Yard at Pearl Harbor helped rescue crew members from damaged ships and repaired all but three of the ships sunk or damaged. Arizona was considered too badly damaged to be salvaged. Oklahoma and Utah were considered too old to be worth the effort. Most significantly, the shock and anger caused by the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor united a divided nation and ensured a wholehearted American commitment to victory in World War II.