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Schofield Barracks: In-Depth Welcome Center (2021 Edition)
Schofield Barracks : In-Depth Welcome CenterSchofield Barracks : In-Depth Welcome Center

Schofield Barracks: In-Depth Welcome Center (2021 Edition)

Introduction

Welcome to Schofield Barracks home to the headquarters of the US Army Garrison Hawaii, on the beautiful island of Oahu, Hawaii! The garrison can be traced back to as early as 1908, however, the post grew quickly during World War II. The installation has filled various support roles for the Pacific and is the home of the 25th Infantry Division (Light), US Army Support Command Hawaii, the 45th Corps Support Group (Forward), and the US Army Law Enforcement Command (Prov). The garrison is headquartered at Wheeler Army Airfield and serves nearly 100,000 soldiers, civilians, and family members stationed on the islands of Hawaii.

Schofield Barracks is just one of the 22 Army installations around the islands and home to the 25th Infantry Division. It is set at the foot of the Waianae Mountain Range on Oahu and covers 17,725 acres.

Continue reading for our in-depth guide on Schofield Barracks to help aid you in your transition to your new home.

1. Where Is Schofield Barracks?
2. Google Map View
3. Getting There – Directions to the Post
4. Entering Schofield Barracks and Post Amenities

5. Where Should I Live Near Schofield Barracks?
6. What Schools are Near Schofield Barracks?
7. What’s the Weather Like in Schofield Barracks?
8. Things to Do Near Schofield Barracks

Where Is Schofield Barracks Located?

The base is located in the central area of the island of Oahu, outside of the town of Wahiawa.

Schofield Barracks Visitor Control Center
199 Leilehua Rd, Bldg 6508
Wahiawa, HI 96786
Phone: 1 (808) 655-1620

Schofield Barracks Map

Schofield Barracks Map

Schofield Barracks Directions

Flights to Schofield Barracks

Daniel K. Inouye International Airport is the main airport on the island of Oahu. Located in downtown Honolulu, the airport is just 18 miles away. When first arriving, all newcomers should report to the US Army Hawaii Replacement Company Airport Liaison desk near baggage claim 19. From there, you can be directed to transportation to the Barracks.

Shuttle Transportation to Schofield Barracks

There is no dedicated shuttle provided by the barracks. There are direct, flat rate shuttles from the airport to Schofield Barracks from private companies such as Honolulu Airport Transfer. Be sure to book at least 24 hours ahead of your arrival.

Driving Directions to Schofield Barracks

From Daniel K Inouye International Airport

  1. From the terminal, head west toward Departures/Bag Claim/Other Airlines
  2. Turn left onto HI-92 W
  3. Use the right lane and stay right at the fork, follow signs for H1W/Aiea Pearl City
  4. Take the I-H-1 West for 5.7 miles then keep right to continue onto I-H-2 N, follow signs for Mililani/Wahiawa
  5. Continue on HI-99 N/Wilikina Dr to Ayres Ave
  6. Turn left onto McCornack Rd

Schofield Barracks Transportation Office

The move to Hawaii is complicated if you are shipping your home goods or a vehicle across from the mainland. The Transportation-PPPO will assist you with your needs to get your homegoods and vehicle.

Schofield Barracks Transportation-Personal Property Preparing (PPPO) Office
Soldier Support Center, Bldg 750 Room 140, Ayers Avenue
Phone: 1 (808) 655-1868
Hours:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 0730-1500
  • Note: Closed Wednesday except for group briefings.

Entering Schofield Barracks and Post Amenities

Entering Schofield Barracks and Post Amenities

Guards will conduct a 100% ID check at all gates. All visitors must have a valid military ID or proceed to the visitor control center for a pass. Due to current COVID measures, be sure to show your IDs with the barcodes facing the guard so that they may scan them without touching them. Pass information and entry requirements can be found here.

Check-in Procedures for Incoming Personnel

All incoming soldiers will report to the US Army-Hawaii Replacement Company. You can make an initial check in at the Airport Liaison desk near bag claim 19 at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. Soldiers should have a copy of their orders, leave form, POV shipment form, and flight itinerary which lists all dependents. From there, you will be directed where to go for further check-in. The airport liaison desk is 24 hours.

Schofield Barracks Visitor Center

199 Leilehua Rd, Bldg 6508
Wahiawa, HI 96786
Phone: 1 (808) 655-1620

DEERS Schofield Barracks

In order to schedule an appointment with the ID Card or DEERS office, use this link. Due to COVID-19 mitigation measures, policy changes are in effect. View all the most up to date directions on how to get a new ID or DEERS update here.

Schofield Barracks ID Card Section/DEERS
Soldier Support Center
Bldg 750, Room 119
673 Ayres Ave
Schofield Barracks, HI 96857
Phone: 1 (808) 655-1272

Schofield Barracks DEERS Office Hours

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 0800-1530
  • Thursday: 0800-1200

Schofield Barracks Gate Hours

There are four gates to Schofield Barracks. All will require either a valid military/dependent ID or a visitor’s pass.

  • Lyman Gate – Main Gate – Open 24/7
  • Foote Gate – 0500-2100 Daily
  • Macomb Gate – Monday through Friday 0500 to 1300 and 1600 to 1800 (outbound traffic only). Closed Holidays.
  • McNair Gate Open 24/7 (closed to outbound traffic Mon-Fri 0500-0630)

Schofield Commissary

Pick up groceries, dine, and shop in the department store-style exchanges located conveniently on the post.

Schofield Barracks Commissary
698 Trimble Rd
Wahiawa, HI 96786
Phone: 1 (808) 655-5066

Schofield Commissary Hours

  • Daily: 0900-2000

Schofield Barracks PX

Schofield Exchange
Bldg 694 McCornack Rd
Schofield Barracks, HI 96857
Phone: 1 (808) 622-1773

Schofield Barracks Exchange Hours

  • Sunday: 0900-2000
  • Saturday: 0900-2100
  • Monday through Friday: 0900-211

Schofield Barracks Barber Shops

Schofield Barracks Barber Shops

Main Exchange Barbershop
Bldg 694 McCornack Rd
Schofield Barracks, HI 96857
Phone: 1 (808) 621-6695
Hours:

  • Monday through Saturday: 0800-2000
  • Sunday: 1000-1900

Schofield Barracks Post Office

Get your letters and packages delivered where they need to go properly and on time with the help of the Schofield Barracks Post Office.

Schofield Barracks Post Office
Bldg 258
Schofield Barracks, HI 96857
Phone: 1 (808) 622-1182
Hours: Monday through Friday: 0900-1600

Schofield Barracks Finance

Schofield Barracks Finance

The Finance Office offers financial help to all service members and their families. Due to COVID restrictions, you should call ahead to get the most up to date hours and make an appointment.

Schofield Barracks Personal Financial Management
Bldg 689
Schofield Barracks, HI 96857
Phone: 1 (808) 655-1244

Schofield Barracks Finance Hours
Please call 1 (808) 655-1244 for hours of operation.

Active duty, dependents, and retirees are eligible for legal assistance in most areas. For a full list of what services the office can perform and which services on which they can only provide legal advice, check their website here.

Legal Services Office
Humphreys Rd, Bldg 2037
Schofield Barracks, HI 96857
Phone: 1 (808) 655-8607

Schofield Barracks Legal Office Walk In Hours

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 0930-1630
  • Thursday: 1300-1630

Schofield Barracks Library

Installation libraries feature not just reference collections and books but numerous career and education programs, test preparation, business classes, language programs, tutoring, and more.

SGT Yano Library
1565 Koleko Ave, Bldg 560
Schofield Barracks, HI 96867
Phone: 1 (808) 655-8002
Hours:

  • Monday, Tuesday: 1100-2000,
  • Wednesday through Saturday: 1100-1800
  • Sunday: Closed

Schofield Barracks Hotels

Schofield Barracks Hotels

The Inns at Schofield
563 Kolekole Ave
Wahiawa, HI 96786
Phone: 1 (808) 624-9650
Hours: 24/7

Download MyBaseGuide’s Relocation Guide for information about hotels nearby.

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Where Should I Live Near Schofield Barracks?

Where Should I Live Near Schofield Barracks?

If you’re considering living on post, check out the available on-post housing options. Otherwise, read on to find out more about living off post.

Cities Near Schofield Barracks

Oahu is a small enough island that you could conceivable live almost anywhere and be able to get to work within an hour. The nearest town to Schofield, however, is Wahiawa, a less touristy, central village. As you head south along the H2, you will come across Mililani, Waipio, and then Pearl City which is just west of Honolulu proper.

Best Places to Live Near Schofield Barracks

According to livability surveys, the best towns for military folks based on the cost of living, affordability, post access, and desirable neighborhoods are Pearl City, Aiea, and Mililani. Mililani is a little more suburban and away from the tourist areas, whereas Pearl City is a more urban setting where you will likely find apartment-living the most common housing available.

Look for homes and apartments for rent or sale on AHRN.com.

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Schofield Barracks Schools

Schofield Schools

There are no DoD schools on Schofield Barracks, so students will attend the local schools in the area. The schools associated with the Schofield area fall under the Hawaii Public Schools System Central District. You can use the handy school finder app to locate the schools closest to where you decide to live on the island.

Contact the School Liaison Office for details on schools, youth services, enrollment, and more.

Schofield Barracks School Liaison Office
241 Hewitt St, Bldg 1283
Schofield Barracks, HI 96857
Phone: 1 (808) 655-8326
Hours: 0730-1700

The schools associated with the Schofield Barracks boundaries are Solomon Elementary school and Daniel K. Inouye (former Hale Kua) Elementary, Wheeler Middle School, and Leilehua High School.

Schofield Weather

Schofield Weather

The island of Oahu is a tropical paradise. The weather can vary dramatically depending on what part of the island you are on and what the prevailing winds are blowing against the mountains. The island is at a similar latitude to the Caribbean so you can expect warm and pleasant tropical weather all year round. The winter months average a little more rain yet the days are a little less humid than during the later summer months. Summers are warm with lows in the 70s and highs up to the mid 90s. The winds depend on which part of the island you are on with the North Shore famous for high winds creating massive surf. The south side is protected and excellent for longboard surfing and playing on the beach. Rain can lash the sides of the mountains on one side while just a mile away the other side of the ridge is a sunny and beautiful day. Enjoy the sun and surf but always keep a light rain jacket handy!

Things to Do Near Schofield

Things to Do Near Schofield

Outdoor Activities

What is there that you can’t do in Hawaii?! Between surfing, scuba diving, whale watching, shark cage diving, parasailing, hiking, horseback riding, luaus, fishing, or just lazing on the beach, you’ll spend most of your time outdoors in the sun.

Surfing and Diving

There are excellent dive shops and tours all over. I have had great experiences with the folks at Aaron’s Dive Shop in Kailua for good boat and shore dives. There are literally hundreds of places you can rent surfboards, kayaks, and paddle boards around the island. Taking a lesson is always worth it from the friendly guides who live for the waves. The more adventurous and experienced surfers might try the North Shore near Turtle Bay Resort for some beautiful and big surf.

Dole Plantation Tours

A popular tour is the Dole Plantation which features pineapple Dole Whip Ice cream, tours of the pineapple fields and native performers.

Horseback Riding

Horseback riding through the mountains and fields offers amazing views of the island. Gunstock Ranch has a friendly staff and gentle horses for beginners as well as advanced riders.

Hiking

Hiking is a fantastic activity with a multitude of trails through the jungle, botanical gardens, ridges, fields, waterfalls, beach trails and cliffs, and even World War II military outposts and bunkers.

Shopping and Entertainment

There is plenty of shopping for the tourists in Waikiki and Honolulu. If you’re looking for some outlet shopping, try the Waikele Premium Outlets in Pearl City.

Looking to explore more options? Check out our blog, 29 Of the Best Things to Do Near Schofield Barracks.

Restaurants Near Schofield Barracks

Restaurants Near Schofield Barracks

Here are three top restaurants located near the base recommended by Yelp.

1. Barrio Cafe, Mexican
672 Kilani Ave
Wahiawa, HI 96786
Phone: 1 (808) 622-3003

A great Mexican spot for birria tacos, carne asada, and fresh fish tacos. Generous portions from a friendly staff in a small location.

2. Taqueria El Ranchero, Mexican
823 California Ave, Ste A5
Wahiawa, HI 96786
Phone: 1 (808) 621-9000

Hawaii’s first authentic taqueria offering all the best dishes; burritos, quesadillas, and nachos with fresh, preservative free ingredients.

3. Go 2 Steaks, American/Steak
935 California Ave, Ste A6
Wahiawa, HI 96786
Phone: 1 (808) 888-2119

Excellent, melt in your mouth steak on a simple menu. Try the filet mignon or steak medley with comfort food sides like mashed potatoes and gravy.

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Conclusion

Congratulations on getting stationed in Hawaii! You’ll get to experience paradise and a wonderful, unique native culture. The island is what you make of it, so get out there and explore! Moving across the Pacific Ocean can be a scary prospect but we hope this short guide will help take some of the mystery and uncertainty out of your move and get you settled so the island feels like home. Mahalo!

 

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