Facilities and Personnel

Hawaii is home to all branches of the U.S. armed forces, including U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Coast Guard, and U.S. Space Command. The Army National Guard and the Air National Guard are reserve components of their services and operate in part under state authority. The Department of the Navy is the largest contracting entity in Hawaii, followed by the Department of the Army and Air Force in second and third place respectively.

There are 12 key military installations and bases across the state that support the U.S. armed forces. The U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) is a combatant command headquartered in Hawaii. USINDOPACOM has four subordinate Component Commands, U.S. Marine Forces Pacific, U.S. Pacific Fleet, U.S. Army Pacific, and U.S. Pacific Air Forces. The Fourteenth Coast Guard District is headquartered in Honolulu. Within these facilities and commands, there are numerous offices and operations that are responsible for thousands of contracts across the state.

Defense Personnel in Hawaii

Hawaii is home to a significant number of military personnel and their families. With all branches of the military represented in the state, active duty service members, defense civilians, military dependents and veterans are all a critical part of the many communities across the Hawaiian Islands.



Key Command

U.S. Pacific Air Forces (PACAF)

Headquartered at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, U.S. Pacific Fleet is the air component of the U.S. Pacific Command.

Bases and Facilities

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

Joint Base Pearl Harbor – Hickam brings together two bases, Pearl Harbor Naval Station and Hickam Air Force Base, into a single joint installation to support both the Air Force and Navy.



Key Commands

U.S. Army Pacific

U.S. Army Pacific commands army forces in the Asia-Pacific region and is based at Fort Shafter.

U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Honolulu District

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Honolulu District has the largest area of geographic responsibility of any District in the Corps of Engineers and includes the territories of Guam, American Samoa and CNMI as well as the Freely Associated States including the Republic of Palau, Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

Bases and Facilities

Schofield Barracks

Located in central Oahu, Schofield Barracks is headquarters to the U.S. Army Hawaii (USARHAW) and home to the 25th Infantry Division, known as the Tropic Lightning Division. Schofield covers more than 17,000 acres of land and was established in 1908 to provide mobile defense of Pearl Harbor.

Fort Shafter

Headquarters of the U.S. Army Pacific Command, the Major Command of the U.S. Army Forces for the Pacific Region, and the Army Corps of Engineers Pacific Division, Fort Shafter is the oldest military base on Oahu.

Pohakula Training Area

The Pohakula Training Area (PTA) is a premier training area that is utilized by all U.S. military services. PTA is an Army facility located on Hawaii Island.

Wheeler Army Airfield

Adjacent to Schofield Barracks, Wheeler Army Airfield is the headquarters for U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii located in Wahiawa on Oahu.

Tripler Army Medical Center

Located in Moanalua, Tripler Army Medical Center is the largest Army medical treatment facility in the Pacific Basin.



Key Command

14th Coast Guard District

The 14th Coast Guard District stretches from the Hawaiian Islands and across most of the Central and Western Pacific.

Bases and Facilities

USCG Base Honolulu

Located at Sand Island, the USCG Base Honolulu is the headquarters for the 14th Coast Guard District and is the Coast Guard’s largest area of responsibility.



Key Command

U.S. Marine Forces Pacific

U.S. Marine Forces Pacific The Marine Forces Pacific is the largest field command in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Bases and Facilities

Camp Smith

Camp Smith is a U.S. Marine Corps installation and is headquarters of the U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific, U.S. Pacific Command and Special Operations Command Pacific located in Halawa, Oahu.

Marine Corps Base Hawaii

Marine Corps Base Hawaii, formerly Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, is a U.S. Marine Corps facility located on the windward coast of Oahu.



Key Commands

U.S. Pacific Fleet

The world’s largest fleet command, U.S. Pacific Fleet encompasses 100 million square miles and is headquartered at Pearl Harbor Hawaii.

Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard

The Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard repairs, maintains and modernizes the U.S. Pacific Fleet. More than $1 billion in contracts have been awarded by Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in the last decade.

NAVFAC Engineering Command Hawaii

Awarding hundreds of millions in contracts each year, the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Hawaii is located at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. It delivers and maintains quality, sustainable facilities, acquires and manages capabilities for the Navy’s expeditionary combat forces, and enables energy security and environmental stewardship.

Bases and Facilities

Joint Base Pearl Harbor – Hickam

Joint Base Pearl Harbor – Hickam brings together two bases, Pearl Harbor Naval Station and Hickam Air Force Base, into a single joint installation to support both the Air Force and Navy.

Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands

Located on Kauai, the Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands is a naval installation that is home to the world’s largest instrumented multi-environmental training and test range.


Hawaii National Guard

The Hawaii National Guard includes the Hawaii Army National Guard and Hawaii Air National Guard. The National Guard provides organized, trained units to protect Hawaii’s citizens and property, preserve peace, and ensure public safety in response to natural or human-caused disasters. Its federal mission is to provide operationally-ready combat units, combat support units and qualified personnel for active duty in time of war, national emergency, or operational contingency.

Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Pacific

The DLA Pacific, located at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, is the liaison to the U.S. Pacific Command, U.S. Forces Korea, U.S. Forces Japan and Alaska Command. One of the largest defense contracting agencies in Hawaii, the DLA contracts for a wide range of things such as facility maintenance and housekeeping to information technology and engineering.

National Security Agency Hawaii (NSAH)

NSA Hawaii, as part of the NSA/CSS Global Cryptologic Enterprise, conducts Signals Intelligence on foreign intelligence targets, Information Assurance operations to protect United States Government communications, and conducts cyberspace operations in order to gain a decisive advantage for the Nation and our allies and partners.

General Services Administration (GSA)

The GSA provides workplaces by constructing, managing and preserving government buildings and by leasing and managing commercial real estate. The GSA has offices in Honolulu and Hilo and manages U.S. courthouses, federal buildings and other facilities in Hawaii.

Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS)

DKI APCSS is a U.S. Department of Defense Institute that supports the U.S. Pacific Command’s objective in developing professional and personal ties among national security establishments throughout the region.