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USCG Base Honolulu: In-Depth Welcome Center (2022 Edition)
USCG Base Honolulu: In-Depth Welcome CenterUSCG Base Honolulu: In-Depth Welcome Center

USCG Base Honolulu: In-Depth Welcome Center (2022 Edition)

Introduction

Welcome to U.S. Coast Guard Base Honolulu, Hawaii, located on Oahu, the most populated of the Hawaiian Islands, with nearly one million residents. More specifically, USCG Base Honolulu sits on Sand Island, a tiny 500-acre island off Oahu’s southern coast. Per the USCG Honolulu website, their mission is to “deliver integrated mission support during routine and contingency operations throughout the Fourteenth District area of responsibility.”

This guide will help you get settled during your move as you serve in the Coast Guard. Honolulu is a wonderful city and presents many exciting opportunities.

Where Is USCG Base Honolulu?

USCG Base Honolulu Address

400 Sand Island Parkway
Honolulu, HI 96819
Phone: 1 (808) 842-2005

This address is the base’s main hub, home to everything from the Coast Guard Exchange to the Coast Guard recruiter. Honolulu is home to many military installations, but if you need anything Coast Guard-related, this is your best place to start.

USCG Honolulu, Hawaii Map

USCG Base Honolulu Directions

When moving here, you will almost certainly travel through Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport… that is, unless you’re an excellent swimmer! The base is a short, 5-mile drive from the airport.

Driving Directions From Daniel K. Inouye International Airport

1. Take Aolele St. and, in 1.3 miles, turn left onto Lagoon Dr.
2. In 0.2 miles, turn right on N Nimitz Hwy. E.
3. In 1 mile, take a slight right onto Sand Island Access Rd.
4. The destination will be on your left in 2.5 miles.

USCG Base Honolulu Transportation Officer

For information regarding moving your personal property, pets, and automobiles to Honolulu, contact the USCG Base Honolulu Transportation Officer.

Transportation Officer
Phone: 1 (808) 842-2017

Entering USCG Base Honolulu and Base Amenities

Entering USCG Base Honolulu

Check-In Procedures for Incoming Personnel

Check-in procedures vary for all military installations, but a good rule of thumb is to make sure you have all relevant documents – such as orders and proper identification – for you and any dependents traveling with you to the base. You are encouraged to communicate with your sponsor and immediate supervisor regularly. Should you need further assistance, contact your unit ombudsmen. For further assistance and information, please contact Jessica R. Dung using the information below.

D14 Transition Relocation Manager and Ombudsmen Coordinator
Jessica R. Dung
Phone: 1 (808) 842-2088
Email: Jessica.R.Dung@uscg.mil

USCG Base Honolulu DEERS

The DEERS office is where you’ll find information regarding Common Access Cards, ID cards for you and your family, and more. If you would like to make an appointment online, please click here.

DEERS Desk
Phone: 1 (808) 842-2062

USCG Base Honolulu Commissary

USCG Base Honolulu Commissary

Though the USCG Base doesn’t have its own commissary, Honolulu is home to a number of military installations with nearby commissaries.

Pearl Harbor
Building 617
4725 Bougainville Dr.
Pearl Harbor, HI 96860
Phone: 1 (808) 471-8402

Pearl Harbor Commissary Hours

  • Sunday-Saturday: 0900-2100

Hickam AFB
Building 2093
20 Hickam Ct.
Honolulu, HI 96818
Phone: 1 (808) 449-1363

Hickam AFB Commissary Hours

  • Sunday-Friday: 0900-2000
  • Saturday: 0800-2000

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

Schofield Barracks Commissary Hours

  • Sunday-Saturday: 0900-2000

Coast Guard Exchange Honolulu

400 Sand Island Parkway
Honolulu, HI 96819
Phone: 1 (808) 832-2564

Coast Guard Exchange Honolulu Hours

  • Monday-Friday: 0800-1800
    Saturday-Sunday: 0900-1700

USCG Base Honolulu Barber Shop

400 Sand Island Parkway
Honolulu, HI 96819
Phone: 1 (808) 832-2564

USCG Base Honolulu Post Office

post office box

This base doesn’t have its own on-base post office, but there are many within a short drive or bus ride. Below is information for the nearest location.

1271 N. King St.
Honolulu, HI 96817
Phone: 1 (808) 832-0068

USCG Base Honolulu Post Office Hours

  • Monday-Friday: 0900-1630
  • Saturday: 0900-1200

USCG Base Honolulu Finance Office

400 Sand Island Parkway
Honolulu, HI 96819
Phone: 1 (808) 842-2801

Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Legal Services/JAG
300 Ala Moana Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96850
Phone: 1 (808) 535-3240

USCG Base Honolulu Library

There is no library on base, but you can take advantage of the Hawaii State Public Library System during your time on Oahu. There are 51 branches across all the islands, 25 of which are located on Oahu. Below is information for the one closest to the base.

Liliha Public Library
1515 Liliha St.
Honolulu, HI 96817
Phone: 1 (808) 587-7577

Liliha Public Library Hours

  • Sunday-Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday: 0900-1600
  • Thursday: 1200-1900
  • Friday: 1100-1600

Hotels Near USCG Base Honolulu

hotel room

Given that Hawaii is one of the top travel destinations in the world, there’s no shortage of hotels to choose from, and there are rooms to fit any budget, whether you’re looking to save money or splurge on a magnificent ocean-view room.

1. Pacific Marina Inn
2628 Waiwai Loop
Honolulu, HI 96819
Phone: 1 (808) 836-1131

2. Best Western The Plaza Hotel
3253 N. Nimitz Hwy.
Honolulu, HI 96819
Phone: 1 (808) 836-3636

3. Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
2005 Kalia Rd.
Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone: 1 (808) 949-4321

4. Prince Waikiki
100 Holomoana St.
Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone: 1 (855) 622-7558

Hot Tip: Download MyBaseGuide’s Hawaii Coast Guard Military Relocation Guide for information about hotels nearby.

Download MyBaseGuide’s Hawaii Coast Guard Military Relocation Guide for information about hotels nearby.

Where Should I Live Near USCG Base Honolulu?

Hawaii mountain

Major Cities Near USCG Base Honolulu

The base is located in Honolulu, the most populated city among all the Hawaiian islands, with just under 350,000 people. That makes up roughly 35% of Oahu’s population and is 300,000 more people than that state’s second largest city, East Honolulu. There’s a good chance that between work, amenities, and recreation, you’ll spend much of your time in Honolulu, even if you live in an adjacent city.

Best Places to Live Near USCG Base Honolulu

Hawaii harbor

Pearl City

Honolulu is the most convenient city to call home, as it’s close to base. Another good option, though, is Pearl City. After Honolulu proper and East Honolulu, it’s the third largest Hawaiian city. As you might suspect, it’s adjacent to Pearl Harbor.

Pearl City is a good central hub to the southern, more populated part of Hawaii. If you live here, it’s a short drive to Honolulu to the southeast or Wahiawa to the northwest, which is close to Schofield Barracks and the military amenities there. Another Pearl City benefit is it’s a shorter drive if you want to cut through to the other side of the island, such as Haleiwa and the famed North Shore Beach.

USCG Base Honolulu Schools

blue school lockers

There are four public school districts serving Oahu: Honolulu School District, Central School District, Leeward School District, and Windward School District. Since you can reasonably live anywhere on the island and still work at USCG Base Honolulu, the school you send your child to will depend on your residence. However, if you wish to enroll your child in a district different than the one you reside in, you may file a “Request for Geographic Exception” that will be reviewed by the Department of Education. This request may be filed at either your child’s home school or the school they wish to attend.

Since Honolulu has the densest population on the island, there’s a good chance you’ll send your child to the  Honolulu School District. The closest elementary school to base is Pu’uhale. From there, they’d likely go to Kalakaua Middle School then Farrington High School to complete their education.

Of course, this is just one possible educational path your child may take. There are many other public schools on the island, as well as private school options if you prefer. Be sure to check out our school guide for more in-depth information on public schools, private schools, and daycare options on the island.

Honolulu Year-Round Weather

Hawaii ocean

There are many reasons why Hawaii, in general, is one of the top travel destinations in the world, but the weather is certainly one of the biggest factors. If you live in, say, North Dakota and it’s the dead of winter, you can head to the Islands for a few days to thaw out because it’s guaranteed to be warm all year. There will be humidity, and many days are muggy, but it doesn’t often rise to the level of “oppressive.” Plus, the ocean breeze provides constant relief.

There’s not much seasonal variety in Oahu; Honolulu weather in March is like Honolulu weather in December. The warmest month, August, sees average daily highs of 87 degrees and overnight lows of 76. The coolest month, January, has daily highs of 79 and lows of 73. As you can see, every day brings sunscreen weather. This is a drawback if you like seasons, but at least you’ll be comfortable.

Rain is common and falls throughout the year, but it’s not often in long spurts, and you can thank that rain for the lush vegetation on the island. The rainiest month, January, still only receives 2.4 inches on average. Obviously, snow isn’t something you ever have to think about.

Things To Do on USCG Base Honolulu

surfer

If you’re one to kick it outdoors, Hawaii is home to some of the most beautiful and world-famous beaches for you to enjoy. If you’re a sportsman, Honolulu offers some of the best golfing in the world, as well as plenty of hiking trails and nature to explore. Not to mention surfing, snorkeling, or scuba diving.

If you like museums, Pearl Harbor National Memorial is a short drive away. Kids will love spending a few hours at the Dole Plantation. And since Hawaii is a cultural melting pot, you can treat yourself to some of the best cuisine in the world, whether you want high-end dining or grab & go street food.

Be sure to check out our full things to do and restaurant guides for a more detailed breakdown.

Hot Tip: Connect with military-trusted businesses and deals exclusively for the Hawaii Coast Guard at MyBaseGuide.

Connect with military-trusted businesses and deals exclusively for the Hawaii Coast Guard at MyBaseGuide.

Conclusion

We hope this guide eases the inevitable stress that comes with any move. Oahu is a great place to live and offers something exciting for the whole family. While we encourage you to reference this guide often as you transition to USCG Base Honolulu, it is by no means comprehensive. Be sure to check with friends and neighbors to see if they have tips for schools, recreation, places to live, or anything else. Enjoy your time in beautiful Honolulu!

The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.

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