TRIPLER Army Community Hospital Community

Tripler History

Tripler Army Medical Center

 

The origins of Tripler Army Medical Center date back to 1907 when several wooden structures at Fort Shafter were used as a hospital. The facility was named in 1920 after Brig. Gen. Charles Stuart Tripler, in honor of his contributions to Army medicine during the Civil War. At the start of World War II, the hospital at Fort Shafter had 450 beds. Plans for a new Tripler hospital atop Moanalua ridge were drawn in 1942 and construction was completed in 1948. The architecturally distinctive coral pink structure, nestled on the southern slopes of Oahu’s Koolau range, was dedicated on Sept. 10, 1948, and has become a familiar landmark on the island of Oahu.

Related Posts
U.S. Air Force Gen. Mike Minihan, incoming Air Mobility Command commander, gives a speech at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, Oct. 5, 2021. Minihan, succeeded Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Isaac Olivera)U.S. Air Force Gen. Mike Minihan, incoming Air Mobility Command commander, gives a speech at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, Oct. 5, 2021. Minihan, succeeded Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Isaac Olivera)
Minihan’s reputation, education, and experience proceed him. The four stars alone tell his story. But despite his insight,…
McMurdo Station sign overlooking the Ross Sea. Defense Media Activity sent technicians to McMurdo Station, Antarctica to conduct media system maintenance and upgrades.McMurdo Station sign overlooking the Ross Sea. Defense Media Activity sent technicians to McMurdo Station, Antarctica to conduct media system maintenance and upgrades.
We’re talking about Antarctica, the coldest continent on the big blue rock. Yet, despite this peaceful frontier, don’t…
The ultimate valentine's day gifts guideThe ultimate valentine's day gifts guide
Valentine’s Day is almost here yet again, and with it, the need to scramble to find Valentine’s Day…