JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM: IN-DEPTH WELCOME CENTER
IntroductionWelcome to paradise! You are the proud recipient of orders to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, site of a US Navy port and US Air Force Airfield made infamous by the surprise attack by the Empire of Japan against the US fleet in 1941 which launched the US into World War II. But this base has so much more to offer than just military history. It is one of the most beautiful installations in the entire world. The island is breathtaking and the native culture is rich and fascinating. The base is home to the Headquarters US Pacific Fleet, including submarine and surface forces, Pacific Air Forces, the 15th Air Wing, 154th Air Wing, and Joint POW-MIA Accounting Command. JBPHH has a population of more than 19,000 active duty members as well as over 22,000 family members and 12,700 retirees. Continue reading for our in-depth guide on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to help aid you in your transition to your new post home.
- Where Is Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam?
- Google Map View
- Getting There – Directions to the Base
- Entering Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam and Base Amenities
- Check-in Procedures for Incoming Personnel
- Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Visitor Center
- Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam DEERS Office
- Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Gate Hours
- Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Commissary
- Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Exchange
- Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Barber Shops
- Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Post Office
- Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Finance Office
- Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Legal Office
- Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Library
- Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Hotels
- Where Should I Live Near Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam?
- What Schools are Near Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam?
- What’s the Weather Like in Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam?
- Things to Do Near Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam
Where Is Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam?Located on the south side of the Hawaiian island of Oahu, the base sits in a harbor known as Wai-momi, which butts up against the west side of the city of Honolulu. Construction of the base began shortly after the turn of the 20th century as a base to project naval power forward across the Pacific and protect American shipping interests in the Far East.
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam850 Ticonderoga St Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI 96860
Phone: 1 (808) 473-1222
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Map
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Directions
Daniel K Inouye International Airport TransportationAll new personnel should be assigned a sponsor who, upon their arrival, will meet them at baggage claim at the airport and have arranged transportation to base.
Driving Directions to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam
If Driving H3 West from Kailua
- Get on I-H3 West from Kalama St and HI-630 W/HI65 W/ Mokapu Blvd
- Continue on I-H3W for 15 miles follow signs for Pearl Harbor/Joint Base PHH/Airport
- Take Exit 15 for HI-92W/ Nimitz Hwy toward Naval Base/Hickam AFB
- Continue onto HI-92W/N Nimitz Hwy
- Use the right 3 lanes to turn slightly right onto HI-92W
- Turn right onto Center Dr.
If Driving from Daniel K Inouye International Airport
- Head West on Aolele St toward Departures/Bag claim
- Turn left onto HI-92W
- Use the middle lane to keep right
- Use the left lane to keep left at the fork to follow signs for HI-99 W/Arizona Mem Stadium
- Continue onto HI-99W
- Turn left onto Center Dr
- Turn left onto South Dr
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Transportation OfficeMoving houses is hard. Moving halfway across the Pacific Ocean is a feat! The Naval Station Pearl Harbor Household Goods/Transportation Office is there to help you make what may seem impossible possible.
Naval Station Pearl Harbor Household Goods/Transportation Office4825 Bougainville Dr, Bldg 2652 Honolulu HI, 96818
Phone: 1 (808) 473-7782
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Transportation Office Hours
- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday– 0800-1600
- Wednesday - 0900-1600
Entering Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam and Base AmenitiesSecurity personnel at gates will conduct 100% ID checks and all guests must be escorted by a sponsor with a valid DOD ID. For UNESCORTED access to the base, non-DOD workers/guests must complete and submit SECNAV Form 5512/1 and JB2 0-180 via their sponsor. All base access regulations can be found here. For questions, contact the Nimitz Visitor Control Center/ Pass & ID Office at 1 (808) 449-0865 / 0867. Transportation Service Companies or rideshare programs such as UBER, Lyft, taxis, and shuttles must have a locally issued DBIDS card displayed. Rideshare delivery services such as UBER Eats are not authorized on base.
Check-in Procedures for Incoming PersonnelNew personnel will be given a sponsor prior to arriving on the island who will meet them at the airport and assist in transportation to the base. All sponsors will be met at the baggage claim area of Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. Single personnel will check into the Hawaii Regional Unaccompanied Housing Administration Office at Gabrunas Hall, Bldg 1323 for enlisted personnel and BOH Central Assignments in Lockwood Hall for officers Air Force personnel with less than three years of service (E1-E4) will be assigned to a dormitory. Ensure you notify your sponsor to reserve you a room for your arrival. For questions on Dormitory assignments, call 1 (808) 448-2007. Married Personnel will stay at an approved TLA hotel of their choice until they make other arrangements. Your sponsor is responsible for assisting you in making a hotel reservation prior to your arrival, however, be sure to give your sponsor your itinerary ahead of time. Prior to checking into housing or dormitories, you will need to get your orders stamped at Building 150 Quarterdeck. Your sponsor is responsible for alerting the command of your arrival and bringing you to check in.
While checking in, you are advised to hand carry the following documents:
- Military ID
- Driver’s license
- Social security cards
- Medical/Dental records
- Military Orders/Records (multiple copies)
- Shipping papers
- Vehicle insurance and registration
Joint Pearl Harbor-Hickam Quarterdeck250 Hospital Way Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI 96860
Phone: 1 (808) 596-0590 or 1 (808) 596-3642
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Visitor Center
Nimitz Visitor Control Center / Pass & ID OfficeJoint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (Adjacent to Nimitz Gate, Bldg 3455) 1250 South Drive Honolulu, HI 96818
Phone: 1 (808) 449-0865 / 0867
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam DEERS OfficeSchedule an appointment for RAPIDS online here or DEERS here. DEERS is operating on an appointment basis only.
DEERS/RAPIDS Joint Base Pearl Harbor-HickamMoanalua Navy Service Center 4827 Bougainville Dr Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI 96818
Phone: 1 (808) 471-2364
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam DEERS Appointment Hours
- Monday through Friday – 0800-1530
DEERS/RAPIDS Hangar Hangar 2900 Hangar Ave, Hangar 2 Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, 96853
Phone: 1 (808) 449-0846
Hickam Hangar 2 DEERS/RAPIDS Appointment Hours
- Monday through Friday - 0800-1530
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Gate HoursImportant visitor access information and regulations can be found on the base website here.
Nimitz Gate (Main Gate)- Open 24/7
Halawa (Commercial) Gate- Inbound commercial trucks only: 0500-1600, Monday through Friday, Outbound Passenger Traffic: 0500-1600 Monday through Friday
Ford Island Gate- Open 24/7
Borchers Gate- Open 24/7
Makalapa Gate- Open 24/7
Kuntz Gate- Open 24/7
O’Malley Gate- Open 24/7
Porter Gate- Open 24/7
Pass and ID Office Phone Number: 1 (808) 449-0865 / 0867
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam CommissaryGetting your groceries, toiletries, home goods, and other sundries are easy at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Commissary, right here on base.
Hickam Field Commissary - JBPHH20 Hickam Ct, Bldg 2093 Honolulu, HI 96818
Phone: 1 (808) 449-1363
Hickam Field Commissary Hours
- Sunday through Friday - 0900-2000
- Saturday - 0800-2000
Pearl Harbor Commissary4725 Bougainville Dr Honolulu, HI 96818
Phone: 1 (808) 471-8402
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Commissary Hours
- Sunday through Saturday - 0900-2100
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Exchange
Pearl Harbor NEX and Mall4725 Bougainville Dr Honolulu, HI 96818
Phone: 1 (808) 423-3330
Pearl Harbor NEX Hours
Monday through Saturday- 0900-2000
BX Exchange10 Hickam Ct Honolulu, HI 96818
Phone: 1 (808) 423-1304
BX Exchange Hours
Sunday through Thursday- 0900-1900
Friday and Saturday- 0900-2000
Pearl Navy Exchange Fleet Store810 Willamette St, Bldg 1786 Pearl Harbor, HI 96860
Phone: 1 (808) 423-3221
Pearl Navy Exchange Fleet Store Hours
Monday through Friday- 0600-2100
Saturday and Sunday- 0700-2000
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Barber ShopsThere are multiple barber shops to get your weekly trim and keep looking fresh.
Barber Shop Locations & Hours
Navy Exchange Mall at Pearl Harbor Barber Shop4725 Bougainville Dr, Bldg 631 Honolulu, HI 96818
Phone: 1 (808) 423-3330
Monday through Saturday- 0700-2000
BX Exchange Barber Shop10 Hickam Ct, Main Exchange Bldg 1232 Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI 96853
Phone: 1 (808) 422-4045
Monday through Saturday- 080-1900
Hickam Barber ShopBldg 1102 Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI 96853
Phone: 1 (808) 442-8877
Monday through Friday- 0900-1700
Saturday, Sunday- Closed
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Post OfficeGet your letters and packages delivered where they need to go properly and on time with the help of the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Post Office.
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Post Office - Location 11300 Freedom Ave Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI 96853
Phone: 1 (800) 275-8777
Monday through Friday- 0830-1230, 1330-1600
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Post Office - Location 21025 Quincy St Suite 150 Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI 96853
Phone: 1 (800) 275-8777
Monday through Friday- 1200-1500
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Post Office - Location 3251 Makalapa Dr Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI 96853
Phone: 1 (800) 275-8777
Monday through Friday- 1400-1500
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Finance OfficeFinancial services and assistance are available to all personnel on the installation.
Hickam Finance Office900 Hangar Ave, Hangar 2 Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI 96853
Phone: 1 (808) 449-0893
Military and Family Support - Personal Financial Management Program - Air Force and Navy4827 Bougainville Dr Honolulu, HI 96818
Phone: 1 (808) 474-1999
Monday through Thursday- 0700-1630
Saturday, Sunday- Closed
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Legal OfficeActive duty, dependents, and retirees are eligible for legal assistance in the following areas: notarization, powers of attorney, estate planning, wills, guardianship, divorce, dependent support, adoption, name change, debt, taxation, immigration, citizenship, Service Member’s Civil Relief Act, and consumer Affairs.
Region Legal Service Office850 Willamette St Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI 96860
Phone: 1 (808) 473-4717
Region Legal Service Office Hours:
Monday through Wednesday- 0800-1100, 1200-1600
Friday- 0800-1100, 1200-1400
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam LibraryThe library offers community programs, college and distance learning programs, career development and professional education, story time hours for children, and more.
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Library990 Mills Blvd, Bldg 595 Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI 96853
Phone: 1 (808) 449-8296 / 8299
Tuesday and Thursday- 1100-2000
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday- 1000-1800
Sunday and Holidays- Closed
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam HotelsThe on-base hotel. Booking is available through IHG Army Hotels website and can be found here.
Candlewood Suites on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam4990 Nebraska Ave Bldg 2020 Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI 96860
Phone: 1 (808) 586-4800
Navy Gateway Inns & Suites Arizona HallArizona Hall 1623 Battleship Dr Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI 96860
Phone: 1 (808) 800-2337
If you want to learn more about on-post housing options,visit our blog JB Pearl Harbor Hickam Housing: 29 On-Base Options
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Where Should I Live Near Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam?
Cities Near Joint Base Pearl Harbor-HickamJoint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam sits right up against Honolulu and Pearl City. There are a number of small communities and neighborhoods between the two which offer off-base housing options. The island itself only takes an hour to cross so you could conceivably live almost anywhere on it and have a commute of less than an hour excluding the North Shore.
Best Places to Live Near Joint Base Pearl Harbor-HickamAccording to livability surveys based on proximity and affordability, the most desirable neighborhoods to live in are Pearl City, Mililani, and Aiea.
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Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam SchoolsThe base has five main schools; three elementary schools, Mokulele, Hickam, and Nimitz which are all on base. Aliamanu Middle and Radford High school are off-base. The state of Hawaii is unique in that it is the only US state which has a statewide school system divided by regions or “complex areas.” Students must attend their complex school or must apply to attend elsewhere.
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam WeatherBeing in the middle of the Pacific Ocean at a latitude similar to the Caribbean, you can expect warm, yet pleasant, tropical weather all year round. Winter low temperatures are in the mid-60s and highs are around 79. The winter months average a little more rain yet the day holds less average humidity than the late summer months. Summer is warm with low temperatures averaging in the low 70s and high temperatures up around 90. The winds entirely depend on what side of the island you are on. Pearl Harbor is situated in the southern protected harbor which means light winds and good surf nearby in Waikiki. The North Shore is much more windy with stronger tides which are famous for creating the huge waves which were the genesis for the sport of big-wave surfing. There is a reason that Hawaii is called paradise. The weather is beautiful, with rain that could be lashing one side of the mountains for an hour while the other side of the mountain is completely dry with the sun shining. Enjoy the sun and surf! To find out more in-depth weather information visit our blog Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Weather: What To Expect When Moving Here.
Things to Do on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam
Surfing & DivingOf course, surfing and diving are some of the most iconic activities in Hawaii. There are great dive shops such as Aaron’s Dive Shop in Kailua where you can do shore or charter boat dives and a hundred places you can rent a surfboard and take a lesson in the perfect longboard waves of Waikiki. Big wave surfing and more aggressive surf breaks are all over the North Shore of the island. For the more adventurous, there are shark cage dives on the North Shore from reputable companies like Hawaii Shark Encounter.
Dole Plantation ToursA popular tour is the Dole Plantation which features pineapple Dole Whip Ice cream, tours of the pineapple fields and native performers.
Horseback RidingHorseback 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.
HikingHiking 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.
ShoppingIf you’re looking for shopping, the shopping in Waikiki along Kalakaua Ave is fantastic as are the Waikele Premium Outlets in Pearl City.
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Restaurants Near Joint Base Pearl Harbor-HickamHawaii has a fantastic range of foods from all around the Pacific Rim, Native Hawaiian, American, and more. You would be remiss not to try a little bit of everything. Here are just the top three Yelp! Reviewed restaurants near Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.
1. FookiePearl Kai Shopping Center 98-199 Kamehameha Hwy, Ste G-02 Aiea, HI 96701
Phone: 1 (808) 484-9188 A great place for Cow Wow braised noodles, Boom Boom Chicken, boba tea, and spicy dishes. An excellent quick lunch spot.
2. Restaurant 60457 Arizona Memorial Dr Honolulu, HI 96818
Phone: 1 (808) 888-7616 Kalua Pork eggs benedict, fish tacos, coconut shrimp with fishbowl sized cocktails. This spot has a breathtaking view of Pearl Harbor.
3. Button Up Cafe719 Kamehameha Hwy Pearl Harbor, HI 96782
Phone: 1 (808) 454-5454 Huge portions and breakfast food: two amazing things. A small dining room means this spot can get busy but it’s worth the wait. Looking to explore more options? Check out the 23 of the Best Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Restaurants.
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ConclusionPearl Harbor-Hickam is a truly amazing and beautiful base on a jaw-droppingly gorgeous island. We hope this guide helps you get set up quickly so you can get to exploring and enjoying paradise. This may be a tough move, especially if moving a family and household goods across the ocean. But if you plan ahead with the resources available and work with your sponsor, you should be set up for success.
The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.Last Updated: 10/1/2021
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