TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER HOUSING: 5 ON-POST OPTIONS
By Kevin Lankes
IntroductionTripler Army Medical Center is an Army hospital located in Honolulu, Hawaii. It serves forces deployed in the region, along with veterans in the community, and is the headquarters of the Pacific Regional Medical Command. Around 265,000 active duty personnel, their families, veterans, and contractors live and work at the facility. If you’re PCSing here and looking for a place to live, then this guide will be a great place to start. As we show you the on-post housing options available in the various communities at Tripler Army Medical Center.
Tripler Army BAHBasic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is given to service members as a monthly stipend when they elect to live off post in the area surrounding an installation. The BAH formula is calculated with strict attention to a soldier’s rank, their number of dependents, and the zip code where they settle down. The stipend is meant to help with the cost of monthly bills and assist with saving for long-term goals. BAH is a great way to save money that would otherwise go to housing or other monthly bills. You can follow this link to look up your Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) for your rank and zip code. This will help you create your budget and guide your home search. To learn more about what goes into your military BAH rate, visit our in-depth guide here.
Tripler Army BarracksTripler Army housing includes an on-site barracks for unaccompanied enlisted personnel. The barracks include dorm-style rooms where housekeeping and maintenance is taken care of for residents. Since most needs and extra housing costs are taken care of, there’s no allotment for BAH for soldiers living in the barracks.
Tripler Army Housing OfficeThe housing office at Tripler is the absolute best resource to help you find a home that fits your needs. On-post housing is managed by Island Palm Communities, and getting in touch with them will give you the greatest chances of locating a property that you can call home during your time at Tripler.
Island Palm CommunitiesNorth Regional Office 215 Duck Road Schofield Barracks, HI 96857
Phone:1 (877) 487-4323
Tripler Army Community Housing Options
Rank: JNCO, SNCO Helemano is a community at Tripler for JNCO and SNCO service members and their families. The JNCO apartment features 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom and holds 950 square feet of space. You’ll enjoy central air, eco-friendly water features, LED lighting, and regular kitchen appliances. The SNCO 3-bedroom duplex has 2.5 bathrooms and 1,718 square feet of space. It has the same amenities as the JNCO apartment, with additional space for storage and living, and includes a garage. There are lots of great community features at Helemano, including a dog park, a community center, and 5 playgrounds scattered amongst the residences.
Ranks:JNCO, SNCO, FGO Scholfield offers several floor plans to JNCO and SNCO service members. The most compact offering is a 2-bedroom apartment with 1 bathroom. It holds just 915 square feet of space. There’s a similar apartment for JNCOs at 939 square feet. Also available are 4-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom townhouses with 1,388 square feet. These include a utility room, a garage, extra storage space, large living areas, and more. A 5-bedroom single-family home is available for SNCOs and their dependents. It comes in at 2,501 square feet and includes an open concept kitchen/living area and huge bedrooms with lots of closet space. Other options for SNCOs include a 3-bedroom home for soldiers with the rank of Sergeant Major. Historic homes with 4 bedrooms are available to FGO ranks.
Ranks:JNCO, SNCO, CGO, FGO, SO Wheeler is a community with a wide variety of homes and floor plans. Here you’ll find everything from apartments for JNCOs to huge historic homes for senior officers. Possibly the most impressive offering is a 5-bedroom stucco historic house with 3 bedrooms and 2,500 square feet of space. Amenities include a sunken living room, a fireplace, built-in bookshelves, French doors, tiled floors, and a huge backyard. 3 and 4-bedroom homes are also available at Wheeler for CGO and FGO ranks. Floor plans start at 940 square feet.
4. Aliamanu / AMR-Rim
Ranks:SNCO, CGO, FGO This community is the site of several single-family homes of varying sizes. Homes for SNCOs begin at 2,031 square feet and contain 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. FGOs are qualified for 2,514 square feet houses with 5 bedrooms, a garage, and a porch. Aliamanu and AMR-Rim offer a community center, multiple athletic fields for outdoor sports like basketball, tennis, and soccer, and several playgrounds for kids.
5. Red Hill
Ranks:CGO, FGO, SO Red Hill is an officer community with a community center, athletic fields, and a playground. Here you’ll find a 3-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home for CGO ranks. The floor plan begins at 2,031 square feet. It contains a beautiful main staircase, a utility room, a fenced-in yard, and much more. Additionally, you’ll find FGO homes with 2,389 square feet, 4 bedrooms, and 2.5 bathrooms. These 2-story homes have decks, soaker tubs, garages, and more. The 5-bedroom SO homes come equipped with similar amenities and additional square feet to total 2,695.
ConclusionPCSing to a new post can be stressful. If you still haven’t found Tripler Army Medical Center housing, don’t stress out. Call the housing office at Island Palm Communities to check for availability and to talk with the staff there about homes you may be eligible for. There are a lot of options here, and even more in the surrounding community, as a last resort. It’s likely that housing services at Tripler will be able to place you and your family, and that you’ll be very comfortable in one of their communities on post.
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