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Camp H.M. Smith

Hawaii Marine Corps Camp HM Smith

On Oahu’s leeward side atop Halawa Heights, Camp H.M. Smith is about 600 feet above sea level, near Pearl Harbor and the community of Aiea. The installation serves as headquarters for U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific; U.S. Pacific Command;
and other regional commands and detachments.

MCB Hawaii, Camp H.M. Smith

Hawaii 29_C Camp HM Smith HCB Hawaii Camp HM Smith

 

Located on Oahu’s leeward side atop Halawa Heights, Camp H.M. Smith is about 600 feet above sea level, near Pearl Harbor and the community of Aiea. The installation serves as headquarters for U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific; U.S. Pacific Command; and other regional commands and detachments.

Medical and Dental Services

E komo mai — welcome to Naval Health Clinic Hawaii, where your health and readiness are the focus. NHCH is composed of two large clinics: Makalapa at Pearl Harbor Naval Base and Kaneohe Bay at MCB Hawaii. Other smaller clinics are at Camp H.M. Smith, Wahiawa and Barking Sands on the island of Kauai.

The headquarters for NHCH is not co-located with the clinics but is in Building 1750 at 480 Central Ave. adjacent to the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. Preventive Medicine, Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Health Services are provided at this site, also known as the Shipyard Clinic. For additional information, visit www.med.navy.mil/sites/nhch.

Welcoming Center

Medical care at NHCH begins with the Welcoming Center, where staff will assist with TRICARE enrollment, medical record updating, primary care manager assignment and initial appointments. TRICARE representatives and Health Benefits Advisors are available to answer TRICARE and enrollment questions. During check-in, information about resources, including TRICARE Online, the Exceptional Family Member Program and advance directives, will be provided.

Camp Smith Branch Health Clinic

The Camp Smith Branch Health Clinic is in Building 3B, East Wing. Call 808-477-2600, ext. 9+6350 for information.

Medical Appointments

There are several ways to make an appointment with your PCM:

Call NHCH Central Appointments at 808-473-0247.
Go to www.tricareonline.com.
Nurse Advice Line: Available 24/7, 800-874-2273, option 1.

Dental Services

Camp Smith Dental Department

The Camp Smith Dental Department (Building 3B, East Wing, First Deck) provides comprehensive dental care for soldiers, Marines, sailors and Airmen assigned to U.S. Pacific Command. For information or an appointment, call 808-477-2600, ext. 9+6351.

Planning Your Move

Hawaii 29_C MCB Hawaii Camp HM Smith Planning Your Move

 

Aloha! E komo mai — you are welcome here! May your tour of duty here be a rewarding, enjoyable experience. The key to a successful move to Hawaii is obtaining the correct information beforehand. Reading this publication and taking the time to familiarize yourself with all the services and facilities available to you will better prepare you for your move to Hawaii.

Before you arrive, you should have your orders with you.

Sponsors

The key to a successful transition is your sponsor. Commands are required to provide you with a sponsor to ease your transition during your move.

Your sponsor at your new duty station can assist you in many ways, such as helping arrange your Temporary Lodging Allowance, providing transportation from the airport to temporary quarters, helping make pet quarantine arrangements, showing you around the base and giving you general information about the community and on-base facilities well in advance of your move.

Your sponsor has probably lived here for a while and can help you find the best places to live, schools, education, recreation and important information for pets.

Make sure you contact your sponsor as soon as possible before leaving for Hawaii. If you haven’t heard from your sponsor or don’t have one, contact your unit.

U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific Headquarters and Service Battalion S-1

Building 1 808-477-8365

After hours 808-477-5806

Your sponsor should meet you at the airport upon arrival with arrangements for your transportation and lodging. Marines can check in at the USO Hawaii liaison desk at the airport. The USO can call your gaining duty station for transportation and provide a variety of assistance.

The USO has two locations in Hawaii: Honolulu International Airport, between baggage claims E and F on the ground level, and at Hickam Air Mobility Command Terminal. The USO airport center is open 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily; however, the soldiers at the liaison office are under order to wait for the last flight of the evening to come in prior to leaving. If flights are delayed, the liaison office will wait until the last person leaves the plane. The USO at the Hickam AMC terminal is open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. For more information, call 808-836-3351.

Temporary Lodging Allowance

The Temporary Lodging Allowance is for military personnel arriving on permanent change of station orders pending availability of government quarters or completion of arrangements for other permanent living accommodations when government quarters are not available. TLA is not paid in advance. Instead, it is paid after filing a completed claim with receipts and endorsements. TLA reimbursement claims are forwarded to the Finance Office at the conclusion of each 10-day increment; reimbursements are then electronically deposited within 72 to 96 hours. Arrival TLA can be authorized for a maximum of 60 days.

To be eligible for TLA, several conditions must be met. First, service members must have their orders endorsed with the reporting time and date as soon as possible after arriving on island. No reimbursement will be made for any temporary lodging prior to the report date endorsed on your orders. The first day of reporting in will be a non-TLA day for the member. The cost of lodging incurred for the first day will be at the member’s expense until their travel claim is settled and they are in a “per diem status.” A supplemental claim then will be submitted to the Finance Office for reimbursement of the first day’s expenses.

Next, to be eligible for TLA, a sponsor or member must first check with the Temporary Lodging Facility, 808-254-2806, and the MCB Hawaii Family Housing Office, 808-257-2676, to see if government quarters are available. If they are, they must be used. If government quarters are not available, service members must obtain a nonavailability statement. Bona fide and geographical bachelors must check into the BEQ or BOQ to obtain a room assignment. If there is no permanent room available, they may be issued a nonavailability statement authorizing TLA assistance.

Before securing reservations at an off-base hotel, the member or sponsor must ensure that the hotel is TLA-approved. Unless the Housing Office (for married personnel) or the BEQ or BOQ (for bona fide and geographical bachelors) establishes an occupancy date for quarters immediately upon receiving the application for government quarters, the service member must initiate an “aggressive housing search.” To fulfill this requirement, a service member must visit a minimum of five to 10 places in their price range that meets their needs, per 10-day increment. TLA will be terminated for failure to aggressively seek a suitable place to live.

Also, to be eligible for TLA, a service member must be on a 36-month tour or have a CMC waiver. Plus, only command-sponsored dependents may receive arrival TLA. Personnel arriving in Hawaii under PCS orders accompanied by dependents, or who anticipate the arrival of dependents within 60 days, must register with the Housing Office and apply for government housing within five days of reporting in to be eligible for TLA. Members whose dependents will not arrive in Hawaii for more than 60 days after the reporting date must apply for government housing no later than 60 days prior to the anticipated arrival date of the dependents.

Temporary Lodging

Marine Corps temporary lodging facilities are available at Kaneohe Bay. For more information, visit www.mccshawaii.com/lodge.

Members Reporting to U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific, Camp H.M. Smith

All newly arrived service members who will be assigned to U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific at Camp H.M. Smith and are accompanied by command-sponsored dependents are required to report to Housing’s Leeward Satellite Division in Building 600. For more information, call 808-477-0488 or email caldwelll@mfp.usmc.mil.

Members of other services assigned to duty at MarForPac may apply for MCB Hawaii quarters. Marine Corps senior officers (grade zero to six and above) assigned to MCB Hawaii Camp H.M. Smith will compete equally for Commander, Navy Region Hawaii Pearl Harbor housing. For more information, call 808-474-1820 or 808-474-1821 or email nhc6@fh.cnbph.navy.mil.

Family Services

Hawaii Marine Corps Camp HM Smith Family Services

As its name implies, Marine & Family Programs is a community-based division of Marine Corps Community Services that supports the individual Marine or sailor and their families. With a knowledgeable and experienced staff of social workers, educators and specialists, Marine & Family Programs has something for everyone, from employment aid to education, counseling to child care.

Many of the MCCS Marine & Family Programs are at MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay; see Page 49. For more information, visit www.mccshawaii.com/mfp.

Child Development Centers

Kupulau Child Development Center
Building 6111 808-257-1388

Laulima Child Development Center
Building 6782 907-257-2038

The Camp H.M. Smith child development centers provide full-day care programs for children from 6 weeks to 5 years old from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Go to www.mcchawaii.com/cdc for more information.

Family Child Care
Building 6111 808-257-5525

Certified Family Child Care providers can offer flexible hours and care within their base quarters for young children in response to changing parental needs. All providers undergo background checks, 40 hours of initial training coupled with ongoing education, and an initial home inspection followed by regular checks and continuing supervision. Providers are certified and monitored by the command. Go to www.mccshawaii.com/fcc for more information.

Education Center
Wing 2C, Room 116
MARFORPAC Building 808-477-0159

The Education Center provides services for active-duty service members, family members, veterans and DOD civilians, including test preparation, tuition assistance, on-base colleges, education resources and more.

Youth Activities

Kulia Youth Center

The Kulia Youth Center in Building 6753, Lawrence Street, at Kanehoe Bay provides national programs for youths from 13 to 17 years old as a chartered Boys & Girls Club.

 

Housing

HAwaii 29_C MCB HAwaii Camp HM Smith Housing

 

Members are eligible for quarters aboard MCB Hawaii (which includes Camp H.M. Smith) if they are on active duty and assigned to duty at MCB Hawaii with accompanying, command-sponsored dependents. Marines assigned to other duty stations on Oahu may also apply for MCB Hawaii quarters.

Newly arrived service members must report to the housing office within three working days with their PCS orders, Reporting Endorsement and a Letter of Command Sponsorship. Sponsors with family members enrolled in the Exceptional Family Member Program should notify the housing office as early as possible if a special health or physical disability exists to allow ample time to arrange for those needs. Members collecting TLA should be aware that if they decline an offer for quarters, TLA will terminate effective the day before the quarters would have been assigned.

The MCB Hawaii Family Housing Department and Ohana Military Communities (a Hunt Military Community) provide privatized housing to families of Marines assigned to duty on Oahu and to members of other services assigned as tenant or supported commands at Marine Corps Base Hawaii. You may be placed on a housing waiting list by submitting your DD 1746 (Application for Assignment to Housing) and a copy of your orders; allow 10 working days for information to be added to the database. You will not be offered a house prior to arriving and officially reporting for duty.

Upon arrival, all service members accompanied by command-sponsored dependents must report to the Family Housing Office on MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, at 1571 Lawrence Road. For more information, call 808-257-1257.

You can move into housing up to 14 days before your family arrives. For more information on Ohana Military Communities, visit www.ohanamarinecorpscommunities.com.

Furniture

Service members reporting to Hawaii are authorized full weight allowances for shipment of household goods. Government furniture is available for temporary loan for up to 60 days for personnel with command-sponsored dependents living on or off base and who are awaiting the arrival of their household goods. When available, loaner furniture includes sofas, chairs, coffee tables, end tables, lamps, dining tables and chairs, dressers and beds.

Household Effects

The Joint Personal Property Shipping Office handles all Navy and Marine Corps household goods shipments. For assistance and information, call 808-473-7750.

Appliances

All base houses are equipped with an electric range, microwave oven, refrigerator, washer and dryer. Government-owned appliances are not provided for use in off-base community housing.

Authorized Pets

Authorized pets in military housing include: most breeds of dogs, cats, guinea pigs, domestic rabbits, white mice and white rats (indigenous to the United States), caged birds, fish and other cold-blooded animals sold commercially in Hawaii. Residents of family housing are permitted a maximum of two pets. Keep in mind that it is difficult to obtain an off-base rental lease that allows pets. All dogs 4 months and older must be licensed by the city and county of Honolulu and wear a collar with the city and county dog tag attached. Applications for the license may be obtained from the Hawaii Humane Society or any Satellite City Hall. All cats must have an ID tag on their collar with the owner’s name, address and telephone number. All cats and dogs must be registered with PMO Animal Enforcement (Game Warden Office) within two business days of arrival on the installation. All animals are required to retain microchip identification, current rabies and other vaccinations, and a current city and county of Honolulu license (dogs only).

Prohibited Pets

Prohibited pets include iguanas, gerbils, hamsters, mongoose, monkeys, white mice and white rats (foreign source), wild rabbits, game or hunting birds, pigeons, doves, poultry, Aztec dwarf parrots, Vietnamese potbellied pigs, monk parakeets and certain myna species, and other animals normally considered livestock. Rottweilers, American Staffordshire terriers, Staffordshire terriers, pit bull terriers, wolf hybrids and any crosses of these breeds are strictly prohibited. All snakes are prohibited in the state. Breeding of all animals is prohibited.

Bachelor Housing

Call the Bachelor Housing Section at 808-257-1015. The following members are authorized BAH:

  • Authorization to BAH at the “without dependents” rate is granted for all Marines and sailors grade E-7 and above.
  • Authorization to BAH at the “without dependents” rate is granted for all Marines and sailors grade E-6 and below once authorized to stay out of town within 30 days.

As a SNCO or Officer, Where Do I Check in for Billeting?

Billeting is available for unaccompanied personnel upon arrival to the island of Oahu and MCB Hawaii. Billeting is accomplished at the reporting unit. If any questions arise, use the unit’s point of contacts list or when checking in, notify the IPAC Customer Support Branch. SNCOs should check in to the Transient SNCO Quarters. Officers should check in to the Bachelor Officers Quarters. For reservations, call 808-257-2409.

Other Housing Options

Marine Corps Base Hawaii has assignment rights to 189 Army-owned, two-, three- and four-bedroom quarters at Aliamanu Military Reservation. Eligible applicants who choose to place their name on the AMR waiting list will be referred to the Army’s Fort Shafter Housing Office.

Island Palm Communities also serves Camp H.M. Smith. Contact IPC’s South Regional Office at 808-275-3800 or 877-487-4323, or via email at IPC-Leasing@ipchawaii.com. For more information, visit www.islandpalmcommunities.com or see the Fort Shafter chapter’s Housing section.

Dining

Hawaii Marine Corps Camp HM Smith Dining

For more information, visit www.mccshawaii.com/food.

Aloha Kitchen: This eatery is in Headquarters Building 4, 2nd Deck, and offers healthy meal options for breakfast and lunch. For more information, call 808-484-9419.

Fast Food: The PACOM food court at Camp H.M. Smith contains Charley’s Steakery, Subway and the PACOM Cafe.

Flying Leatherneck Inn next to the MCAS flight line, Building 6823, B Street, offers a fast-casual menu of breakfast favorites, sandwiches, salads and foods hot off the grill. Call 808-254-5828.

Samuel Adams Sports Grill at the Kaneohe Klipper Golf Center has a sweeping view of the golf course to go with your breakfast, lunch or dinner. Call 808-254-5592.

Sunset Lanai features the island’s most panoramic view from Diamond Head to the Waianae Coast. This all-hands facility is a great place to get together with friends. Full-service parties and banquets are the specialty at Sunset Lanai. For reservations, call 808-484-9322.

Medical and Dental Services

Hawaii 29_C MCB Hawaii Camp HM Smith Medical and Dental

 

E komo mai — welcome to Naval Health Clinic Hawaii, where your health and readiness are the focus. NHCH is composed of two large clinics: Makalapa at Pearl Harbor Naval Base and Kaneohe Bay at MCB Hawaii. Other smaller clinics are at Camp H.M. Smith, Wahiawa and Barking Sands on the island of Kauai.

The headquarters for NHCH is not co-located with the clinics but is in Building 1750 at 480 Central Ave. adjacent to the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. Preventive Medicine, Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Health Services are provided at this site, also known as the Shipyard Clinic. For additional information, visit www.med.navy.mil/sites/nhch.

Welcoming Center

Medical care at NHCH begins with the Welcoming Center, where active-duty personnel, family members and retired TRICARE Prime beneficiaries begin a one-stop check-in process to enroll in NHCH for care. Staff will assist with TRICARE enrollment, medical record updating, primary care manager assignment and initial appointments. Active-duty members complete the Periodic Health Assessment, part of the Individual Medical Readiness process. TRICARErepresentatives and Health Benefits Advisors are available to answer TRICARE and enrollment questions. During check-in, information about resources, including TRICARE Online, the Exceptional Family Member Program and advance directives, will be provided.

Bring ID cards, Social Security numbers, medical records, dental records (if active duty) and immunization records when you check in. Call the Makalapa Clinic (808-473-2444, ext. 501) or the Kaneohe Bay Clinic (808-257-3365, ext. 250/251), or visit www.himilitary.com/info/s18600/welcoming_center or www.med.navy.mil/sites/nhch.

Camp Smith Branch Health Clinic

The Camp Smith Branch Health Clinic is in Building 3B, East Wing. Hours are 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, with training from 1 to 3:30 p.m. (limited services may be available). Call 808-477-2600, ext. 9+6350 for additional information.

Appointments and After-Hours Care

For life-threatening conditions, dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Medical Appointments

There are several ways to make an appointment with your PCM:

  • Call NHCH Central Appointments at 808-473-0247.
  • Log on to NHCH Online by signing up for RelayHealth® at www.relayhealth.com.
  • Go to www.tricareonline.com.
  • Call your PCM’s clinic.

TRICARE Nurse Advice Line: Hawaii TRICARE beneficiaries can get health care advice or same-day appointments for urgent problems by calling the 24/7 toll-free Nurse Advice Line, 800-874-2273, option 1.

Dental Services

Camp Smith Dental Department

The Camp Smith Dental Department(Building 3B, East Wing, First Deck) provides comprehensive dental care for soldiers, Marines, sailors and Airmen assigned to U.S. Pacific Command. Hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. For information or an appointment, call 808-477-2600, ext. 9+6351.

TRICARE Dental Program

The TRICARE Family Member Dental Plan is a dental insurance plan for family members of active-duty military to receive dental care from civilian dentists. Active-duty military are encouraged to enroll family members in the TRICARE Family Member Dental Plan; otherwise, they should be prepared to pay 100 percent of family members’ dental costs in the civilian community.

For more information, see your Health Benefits Advisor Office, contact the MetLife office at www.metlife.com or call 800-638-5433. Military retirees may call 888-838-8737 to enroll in TRICARE Retiree Dental Plan, or go to www.trdp.org.

Family Services

Hawaii 29_C MCB Hawaii Camp HM Smith Family Serivces

 

With locations on all military installations, Armed Services YMCA offers deployment support programs, its award-winning after-school program Operation Hero, emergency financial assistance, Food for Families, Operation Kid Comfort and special events like father-daughter dances and summer camps. Please contact the branch nearest you for more information regarding these programs designed to help alleviate the stress associated with military life.

As its name implies, Marine & Family Programs is a community-based division of Marine Corps Community Services that supports the individual Marine or sailor and their families. With a knowledgeable and experienced staff of social workers, educators and specialists, Marine & Family Programs has something for everyone, from employment aid to education, counseling to child care.

Many of the MCCS Marine & Family Programs are at MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay. For more information, visit http://mccshawaii.com/mfp.

Child Development Centers

Kupulau Child Development Center

Building 6111 808-257-1388

Laulima Child Development Center

Building 6782 907-257-2038

The Camp H.M. Smith child development centers provide full-day care programs for children from 6 weeks to 5 years old from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Go to http://mcchawaii.com/cdc for more information.

Family Child Care

Building 6753 808-257-5525

With locations on all military installations, Armed Services YMCA offers various high-quality, low-cost early learning programs, from Early Learning Readiness to Little Learners’ Playmorning to Parent Participation Preschool. Please contact the branch nearest you for more information regarding these exciting programs for children ages 0 to 5.

Certified Family Child Care providers can offer flexible hours and care within their base quarters for young children in response to changing parental needs. All providers undergo background checks, 40 hours of initial training coupled with ongoing education, and an initial home inspection followed by regular checks and continuing supervision. Providers are certified and monitored by the command. Go to http://mccshawaii.com/fcc for more information.

Education Center

Wing 2C, MARFORPAC Building
Camp H.M. Smith 808-477-0159

Hours: noon to 4 p.m. Monday

The Education Center provides services for active-duty service members, family members, veterans and DOD civilians, including test preparation, tuition assistance, on-base colleges, education resources and more.

Youth Activities

Kulia Youth Center

The Kulia Youth Center in Building 6753, Lawrence Street, at Kanehoe Bay provides national programs for youths from 13 to 17 years old as a chartered Boys & Girls Club. The Kulia Youth Center is open 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday for programs and activities, among them school-age care for children from kindergarten through sixth grade, day camps, the Teen Center, and classes and lessons.

Shopping and Services

MCCS’s Retail Division accommodates the diverse tastes of shoppers within the base community.

Barbershop
Building 4, Second Floor
808-486-8015

Camp Smith Marine Mart
Building 2C 808-488-1234

Dry Cleaning & Laundry
Building 4, Second Floor
808-488-1695

Next business day service no extra charge.

Gas Lanes

Building 6, Camp H.M. Smith 808-488-1234
Building 854, Manana Housing 808-455-7866

Camp H.M. Smith and Manana Housing offer quick and convenient places to fill up your tank at a value you cannot afford to miss. All Gas Lanes are open 24/7 for credit card purchases.

Manana Marine Mart
Building 854, Pearl City 808-455-7866

Offering fast, convenient shopping with everything from magazines to beverages, sundries and groceries, the Manana Marine Mart is in the perfect location for families residing within the Manana Housing area or in central and Leeward Oahu.

Dining

Hawaii 29_C MCB Hawaii Camp HM Smith Dining

 

For more information, visit www.mccshawaii.com/food.

Aloha Kitchen: This eatery is in Headquarters Building 4, 2nd Deck, at Camp H.M. Smith and operates 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday with healthy meal options for breakfast and lunch. For more information, call 808-484-9419.

Fast Food: The PACOM food court at Camp H.M. Smith contains Charley’s Steakery, Subway and the PACOM Cafe.

Flying Leatherneck Inn next to the MCAS flight line, Building 6823, B Street, offers a fast-casual menu of breakfast favorites, sandwiches, salads, and foods hot off the grill from 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 808-254-5828.

Samuel Adams Sports Grill at the Kaneohe Klipper Golf Center has a sweeping view of the golf course to go with your breakfast, lunch or dinner. Summer hours are 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., with winter hours from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Call 808-254-5592.

Sunset Lanai at Camp H.M. Smith features the island’s most panoramic view from Diamond Head to the Waianae Coast. This all-hands facility is a great place to get together with friends. Full-service parties and banquets are the specialty at Sunset Lanai, where a newly renovated space can accommodate up to 300 guests. Mongolian barbecue is served 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday; the bar is open 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 3:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, and catered banquets can be reserved for any day of the week. For reservations, call 808-484-9322.

Recreation


Hawaii is a recreational paradise. With a beautiful year-round climate, warm ocean waters, sandy beaches, mountains, forests, parks and other facilities, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Outdoor recreation opportunities are available through your Marine Corps Community Services departments, including rentals for beach and sports equipment, golf, sailing, racket sports, volleyball, scuba diving and more.

For more information, visit www.mccshawaii.com/recreation.

Fitness Center

The General Louis H. Wilson Semper Fit
Center, Building 615, offers a range of exercise equipment, including free weights, weight machines, cardiovascular equipment and a sauna. The gym is an excellent place to play basketball, volleyball and racquetball. Camp H.M. Smith also offers lap swimming in the pool, Building 125, as well as nationally accredited certified personal trainers. Call 808-477-5197 for more information.

Library

Marine Corps Base Hawaii is equipped with a full-service library, and its branch at Camp H.M. Smith is in Building 1, Room 201. The library includes a book catalog, fiction and nonfiction books, audiobooks, paperbacks, e-books and e-audiobooks, magazines and newspapers, free Wi-Fi, a microfiche collection, computers and TVs. A Special Collections section is available with a reference section, a Hawaiian section and a Marine Corps section with MCI materials and the commandant’s professional reading collection. New books and a children’s section for young readers are available. Call 808-477-6348 for more information.

Pools

Pools are available at both Camp H.M. Smith and Manana Housing, and aquatics classes are offered throughout the year. For more information, call 808-254-7655.

Singles Programs

Camp Smith Recreation Center: Loaded with the latest technology and recreational equipment, the Camp Smith Rec Center with its movie theater, games, free Wi-Fi and more is just the place for single and unaccompanied personnel stationed at Camp H.M. Smith. For those living in the barracks, a fully equipped kitchen is available. Call 808-477-0808 for more information.

Ticket Office

The Information, Tickets & Tours and Tradewind Travel Office provides special military rates and discounts on airline tickets, dinner cruises, luaus, sports events, theme park attractions, newly added mainland cruises and other exciting offerings. ITT services are available in Building 4, 808-477-5143.

History

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Camp H.M. Smith

The 220-acre site of Camp H.M. Smith, originally a sugar cane field, was purchased in March 1941 for $912,000 for a naval hospital. Work began in July, and following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December, the 1,650-bed facility was rushed to completion. The hospital was commissioned Nov. 11, 1942, and continued to expand.

Throughout World War II, the Aiea Heights Naval Hospital served thousands of wounded sailors and Marines. It reached its peak following the battle for Iwo Jima in February and March 1945, when 5,676 patients received medical care at once. On June 1, 1949, the hospital was deactivated when Army and Navy medical centers were consolidated at Tripler Army Medical Center.

In 1950, the Territory of Hawaii began negotiations to obtain the former naval hospital, and in 1955, the Marine Corps selected the site that now serves as home for U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific. On June 8, 1955, the camp was named in honor of Gen. Holland M. “Howlin’ Mad” Smith, U.S. Marine Corps, of World War II fame, the first commanding general of the Fleet Marine Force, Pacific, and “father of modern amphibious warfare.” A Marine’s Marine, the general’s forthright approach — “We’re not accustomed to occupying defensive positions. It’s destructive to morale" — lives on in today’s corps.

The camp was dedicated Jan. 31, 1956.

In October 1957, Camp Smith also became the headquarters for USCINCPAC. All U.S. military units located in Hawaii, and others within the Pacific theater, fall under the command of what is now the U.S. Pacific Command, which remains headquartered — along with U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific — at Camp H.M. Smith.

 

Shopping and Services

MCCS’s Retail Division accommodates the diverse tastes of shoppers within the base community.

Barbershop

Building 4, Second Floor
Camp H.M. Smith 808-486-8015

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; closed Saturday, Sunday and holidays

Dry Clean Express

Building 4, Second Floor
Camp H.M. Smith 808-488-1695

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; closed Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays

Drop off and pickup alteration service is also available. The drop box is available 24/7.

Gas Lanes

Building 6, Camp H.M. Smith 808-488-1234
Building 854, Manana Housing 808-455-7866

Camp H.M. Smith and Manana Housing offer quick and convenient places to fill up your tank at a value you cannot afford to miss. All Gas Lanes are open 24/7 for credit card purchases.

Manana Marine Mart

Building 854, Pearl City 808-455-7866

Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday and holidays

Offering fast, convenient shopping with everything from magazines to beverages, sundries and groceries, the Manana Marine Mart is in the perfect location for families residing within the Manana Housing area or in central and Leeward Oahu.

Marine Corps Exchange

Building 4, Deck 2
Camp H.M. Smith 808-488-1234

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, closed Saturday, Sunday and holidays

The Marine Corps Exchange at Camp H.M. Smith is the perfect shopping stop for everything from clothing to sundries. Camp H.M. Smith’s MCX also has electronics, watches, sunglasses and convenience items, and even a military clothing section to keep you ready to impress.

Recreation

Hawaii 29_C MCB Hawaii Camp HM Smith Shopping and Services

 

Hawaii is a recreational paradise. With a beautiful year-round climate, warm ocean waters, sandy beaches, mountains, forests, parks and other facilities, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Outdoor recreation opportunities are available through your Marine Corps Community Services departments, including rentals for beach and sports equipment, golf, sailing, racket sports, volleyball, scuba diving and more.

For more information, visit www.mccshawaii.com.

Fitness Center

The General Louis H. Wilson Semper Fit Center at Camp H.M. Smith, Building 615, offers a range of exercise equipment, including free weights, weight machines, cardiovascular equipment and a sauna. The gym is an excellent place to play basketball, volleyball and racquetball. The Semper Fit Center is open 4 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Camp H.M. Smith also offers lap swimming in the pool, Building 125, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, as well as nationally accredited certified personal trainers. Call 808-477-5197 for more information.

Library

Marine Corps Base Hawaii is equipped with a full-service library, and its branch at Camp H.M. Smith is in Building 1, Room 201. The library includes a book catalog, fiction and nonfiction books, audiobooks, paperbacks, e-books and e-audiobooks, magazines and newspapers, free WiFi, a microfiche collection, computers and TVs. A Special Collections section is available with a reference section, a Hawaiian section and a Marine Corps section with MCI materials and the commandant’s professional reading collection. New books and a children’s section for young readers are available. The library is open 8:30 to 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, it is closed on weekends and holidays. Call 808-477-6348 for more information.

Pools

Pools are available at both Camp H.M. Smith and Manana Housing, and aquatics classes are offered throughout the year. For more information, call 808-254-7655.

Singles Programs

Camp Smith Recreation Center: Loaded with the latest technology and recreational equipment, the Camp Smith Rec Center with its movie theater, games, free WiFi and more is just the place for single and unaccompanied personnel stationed at Camp H.M. Smith. For those living in the barracks, a fully equipped kitchen is available. Call 808-254-7593 for more information.

Ticket Office

The Information, Tickets & Tours and Tradewind Travel Office provides special military rates and discounts on airline tickets, dinner cruises, luaus, sports events, theme park attractions, newly added mainland cruises and other exciting offerings. ITT services are available from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in Building 4 of Camp H.M. Smith, 808-477-5143, or from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at the Camp H.M. Smith PACOM Food Court, 808-484-4574.

History

Camp H.M. Smith

The 220-acre site of Camp H.M. Smith, originally a sugar cane field, was purchased in March 1941 for $912,000 for a naval hospital. Work began in July, and following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December, the 1,650-bed facility was rushed to completion. The hospital was commissioned Nov. 11, 1942, and continued to expand.

Throughout World War II, the Aiea Heights Naval Hospital served thousands of wounded sailors and Marines. It reached its peak following the battle for Iwo Jima in February and March 1945, when 5,676 patients received medical care at once. On June 1, 1949, the hospital was deactivated when Army and Navy medical centers were consolidated at Tripler Army Medical Center.

In 1950, the Territory of Hawaii began negotiations to obtain the former naval hospital, and in 1955, the Marine Corps selected the site that now serves as home for U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific. On June 8, 1955, the camp was named in honor of Gen. Holland M. “Howlin’ Mad” Smith, U.S. Marine Corps, of World War II fame, the first commanding general of the Fleet Marine Force, Pacific, and “father of modern amphibious warfare.” A Marine’s Marine, the general’s forthright approach — “We’re not accustomed to occupying defensive positions. It’s destructive to morale" — lives on in today’s corps.

The camp was dedicated Jan. 31, 1956.

In October 1957, Camp Smith also became the headquarters for USCINCPAC. All U.S. military units located in Hawaii, and others within the Pacific theater, fall under the command of what is now the U.S. Pacific Command, which remains headquartered — along with U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific — at Camp H.M. Smith

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