Oahu Hawaii Military Bases


Hawaii was the target of a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor by Japan on December 7, 1941. The attack on Pearl Harbor and other military and naval installations on Oahu, brought the United States into World War II.

Today, Hawaii is the headquarters of the United States Pacific Command (USPACOM). USPACOM comprises Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force service components, all headquartered in Hawaii.

The Coast Guard, providing unique services to the islands, also has a large presence.

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After the initial celebration that comes with orders to Hawaii, comes the daunting task of researching where to live.This tropical archipelago can seem like a foreign land and with good reason! There are multiple languages spoken on the islands, many distinct and culturally rich ethnic groups represented, and “mainlanders” are regarded as tourists or visitors. The overwhelming advice we’ve received from military spouses who have been stationed here is to embrace the culture and customs of the island! The sooner you shed your “mainland eyes” and reframe your perspective, the sooner your love affair with this duty station can begin.

Embrace the Aloha spirit and go ahead and get on island time. Keep an open mind, positive spirit and take advantage of the once-in-a-lifetime travel opportunities! You’ll leave the island better for it.

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