Part of Navy Region Hawaii|
Pacific Air Forces (PACAF)
|Located near: Honolulu, Hawaii|
USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) approaches the Arizona Memorial and the battleship USS Missouri (BB-63) as she enters Pearl Harbor.
|Controlled by||United States Navy|
|IATA: HNL – ICAO: PHNL|
|Elevation AMSL||212 ft / 65 m|
|Sources: FAA, official site|
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) (IATA: HNL, ICAO: PHNL, FAA Location identifier: HNL) is a United States military facility adjacent to Honolulu, Hawaii. It is an amalgamation of the United States Air Force Hickam Air Force Base and the United States Navy Naval Base Pearl Harbor, which were merged in 2010.
Overview[edit | edit source]
It is part of Navy Region Hawaii and provides Navy and joint operations Base Operating Support that is capabilities-based and integrated.
As part of Pacific Air Forces, the United States Air Force 15th Wing provides strategic and tactical airlift capability to PACAF and Air Mobility Command operating the C-17 Globemaster III. It also enhances[Clarification needed]
PACAF's power and reach operating the F-22 Raptor.
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Naval Station Pearl Harbor provides berthing and shore side support to surface ships and submarines, as well as maintenance and training. Pearl Harbor can accommodate the largest ships in the fleet, to include dry dock services, and is now home to over 160 commands. Housing, personnel, and family support are also provided and are an integral part of the shore side activities, which encompasses both permanent and transient personnel.
Because Pearl Harbor is the only intermediate maintenance facility for submarines in the Middle Pacific, it serves as host to a large number of visiting submariners.
The Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station, Pacific (NCTAMS PAC), Wahiawa, Hawaii is the world's largest communication station. The headquarters site of this shore command is located in the central section of the island of Oahu, approximately three miles north of Wahiawa.
Hickam Field[edit | edit source]
Hickam remains the launch point of strategic air mobility and operational missions in support of the Global War on Terrorism as well as special air missions in support of the Commander, U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM) and Commander, Pacific Air Forces (PACAF).
Notes[edit | edit source]
- , retrieved 2007-03-15
- This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Government document "Elmendorf Air Force Base".
- Obamas arrive at Kailua beachfront house - Honolulu Star-Bulletin - December 24, 2009
References[edit | edit source]
- This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.
- Mueller, Robert (1989). Active Air Force Bases Within the United States of America on 17 September 1982. USAF Reference Series. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-912799-53-6.
- Rogers, Brian (2005). United States Air Force Unit Designations Since 1978. Hinkley, England: Midland Publications. ISBN 1-85780-197-0.
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