This base was established in 1918 by President Wilson. Originally under the Army it was known as Fort Hase, then changed to Navy command in 1939. The Marine Corps gained command ...
Hickam and Pearl Harbor share the same parcel of land with only a small gate separating the two. Although they are connected, each service has its own commissary, post exchange (PX) and ...
Aloha! So, you’re going to Hawaii! A tropical paradise with beautiful scenery and wonderful food. Sounds like a gimmick, doesn’t it? It is, and it isn’t. Hawaii is a beautiful, wonderful place to live. The beaches can’t be beat, and you’re only a 5 hour plane ride from California, or an 8 hour trip to several Asian countries if you feel like vacationing away from home.
Jobs for spouses are nearly impossible to find off base unless the job is medically inclined or with a corporation in Honolulu. However, COLA should help soften the blow.
Pets can accompany you so long as they are cats or dogs. They are subject to an extremely long quarantine period, so as soon as you get orders to Hawaii, start looking up the process to get your pets there!
Other pets such as reptiles, birds, or rodents are subject to discrimination based on their species due to the potential of a threat to the native island habitat.
Learn your pet’s scientific name, then call the Honolulu Center for Disease Control. They will be happy to assist you with any further information you need to get your pets there safe and sound.