Joint Base Pearl Harbor–Hickam

This article is about its current operations as a military base. For the civil airport use of this facility, see Honolulu International Airport.
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam
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.
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam
Coordinates 21°20′57″N 157°56′38″W / 21.34917°N 157.94389°W / 21.34917; -157.94389[1]
Type Military base
Site information
Controlled by United States Navy
Site history
In use 1898–present
Airfield information
Elevation AMSL 212 ft / 65 m
Website Pearl Harbor-Hickam
Direction Length Surface
ft m
4L/22R 6,952 2,119 Asphalt
4R/22L 9,000 2,743 Asphalt
4W/22W 3,000 914 Water
8L/26R 12,300 3,749 Asphalt
8R/26L 12,000 3,658 Asphalt
8W/26W 5,000 1,524 Water
Sources: FAA,[2] official site[3]

Joint Base Pearl Harbor–Hickam (JBPHH) (IATA: HNL, ICAO: PHNL, FAA LID: HNL) is a United States military base adjacent to Honolulu, Hawaii. It is an amalgamation of the United States Air Force Hickam Field and the United States Navy Naval Station Pearl Harbor, which were merged in 2010.[4]

Joint Base Pearl Harbor–Hickam is one of 12 Joint Bases the 2005 Base Closure and Realignment Commission created.[5]

It is part of Navy Region Hawaii and provides Navy and joint operations Base Operating Support that is capabilities-based and integrated.

Pearl Harbor is 8 miles from Honolulu.

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.[6] 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

Main article: Hickam Field

Hickam Air Force Base was named in honor of aviation pioneer Lt. Col. Horace Meek Hickam. It is under the jurisdiction of Pacific Air Forces (PACAF), which is headquartered on the base.

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).

In 2009 the base was used as the temporary operating location for Air Force One during Barack Obama's Christmas vacation at Kailua, Hawaii.[7]

See also


  1. "Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. FAA Airport Master Record for EDF (Form 5010 PDF), retrieved 2007-03-15
  3.  This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Government document "Elmendorf Air Force Base".
  4. "Pearl Harbor merging with Hickam Air Force Base". The Associated Press. Retrieved 28 April 2014.
  5. Twenty-six bases are in the process of being re-aligned into twelve joint bases, with each joint base's installation support being led by the Army, the Navy, or the Air Force. See Joint Base Background (part 4 of the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam webpage) (on Hickam AFB's official website). Retrieved 2010-06-18. To access other parts of the webpage, go to the bottom of the right-hand scroll bar and click on the down arrow (or the "page-down" double arrow). To go to earlier parts of the webpage, click on the up arrow (or the "page-up" double arrow). See Hickam Air Force Base#Internet webpage, for a partial list of the webpage parts that discuss joint basing and BRAC.
  6. "Global Security". Retrieved 28 April 2014.
  7. Obamas arrive at Kailua beachfront house - Honolulu Star-Bulletin - December 24, 2009


  •  This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website
  • 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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