Coast Guard Barbers Point
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point Relocation Information
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Welcome to Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point!
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point (CGAS Barbers Point) personnel serve as "Guardians of the Pacific" in their support of the Fourteenth Coast Guard District.
The command maintains a yearly 24-hour a day vigil over 12.2 million square miles of open ocean, atolls, and island nations. The station's primary mission is Search and Rescue within the Pacific Maritime Region, along with Marine Environmental Protection, Maritime Law Enforcement, and Aids to Navigation. As the sole Coast Guard Air unit within the Central Pacific SAR Sub-region, CGAS Barbers Point is responsible for a vast area including such island chains as the Marianas, Carolines, Marshalls, and the Hawaiian Chain.
CGAS Barbers Point is approximately 20 miles west of Honolulu, Hawaii, in the city of Kapolei. Approximately 200 officers and enlisted personnel are stationed at Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point.
Frequently Asked Questions About CGAS Barbers Point
1) Where is Coast Guard Station Barbers Point located?
Coast Guard Station Barbers Point is in the town of Kapolei, approximately 20 miles west of downtown Honolulu. It is in Honolulu county, Hawaii on the island of Oahu.
2) How far is CGAS Barbers Point from the airport?
CGAS Barbers Point is about 25 minutes from the Honolulu International Airport.
3) On which part of Oahu is CGAS Barbers Point located?
The Air Station is located on the Leeward (West Side) of the island.
4) What is the zip code for CGAS Barbers Point, Hawaii?
The zip code for Coast Guard Station Barbers Point is 96707.
5) What is the BAH for Coast Guard Station Barbers Point?
BAH for Coast Guard Station Barbers Point ranges from $3,084 for E-1 to $3,990 for E-9 with dependents, and from $3,336 for O-1 to $4,608 for O-7 with dependents. See housing section for more info.
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Base Location & Information
Oahu Military Installations
Nearby military installations:
The Coast Guard Air Station at Barbers Point is located just south of the Kalaeloa Airport in the town of Kapolei on the southwestern shore of the island of Oahu, approximately 20 miles west of downtown Honolulu. The station is located next to Ewa Beach. Those not living in privatized or Coast Guard housing often choose to live in nearby Aiea, Mililani, Makakilo, Kapolei, Foster Village, Kailua, and Kaneohe.
Outdoor enthusiasts, history buffs, and city-goers alike can all thrive here on the island. Though some worry about the dreaded ‘island fever,’ you might be surprised to learn just how much there is to do here.
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The members of Air Station Barbers Point live all over the island. Some enjoy a quick commute from the growing Kapolei area, while others commute across the island from the beautiful Windward Coast.
Keep in mind that there are only three major highways on the island, and the traffic on the H-1 running east from Hawaii Kai west to Kapolei is legendary during rush hour.
The high cost of living and lack of central A/C lead many military families here to choose military housing. And with over 40 neighborhoods of privatized housing across the island, you have options. However, it’s a good idea to get on the waiting list as soon as you decide that you want to make a home on base. The process can be competitive, and a waiting list is nearly inevitable.
Oahu highway map via Travel Guide at Wikivoyage.
90% of Hawaii’s military presence is located on Oahu. On this island alone, there are eight military installations spread across both the leeward and windward sides.
- The Ko’olau mountain range divides the island into leeward and windward sides.
- The leeward (west) side is known to be warmer and drier.
- The windward (east) side is typically comfortably breezy.
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While Hawaii is a U.S. state, it has some unique cultural differences. Hawaiians are very proud of their heritage, and you’ll see many statues and monuments honoring their early leaders, kings, and queens. Aloha means both hello and goodbye, but also a way of life. To live aloha means to live with compassion, love, and respect. Another word you’ll want to learn and use often is mahalo, for thank you. If you're a history buff, you'll find sites to explore such as the WWII Pearl Harbor or the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. You can still view shrapnel and bullet holes visible from the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941 on the PACAF HQ building on the Hickam side of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.
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There are no on-base temporary lodging facilities at Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point. There is a list of TLA approved hotels in the Coast Guard Station Barbers Point Welcome Aboard book.
Oahu Temporary Lodging Information for UPH / BEQ / BOQ for USCG Air Station Barbers Point: AIRSTA Housing Representative (808) 682-2615
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point Housing
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point does not have on-base housing; however, there is privatized military housing available at other nearby bases. Military housing is managed by Island Palm Communities, offering neighborhoods that feature playgrounds, pools, and spray parks, walking and jogging trails, community centers, and more.
Red Hill is the main Coast Guard family housing area. It is close to the Aliamanu Army housing area, Aloha Stadium, Tripler Hospital, Navy exchange, and commissary, Costco, K-Mart. Surrounding communities include Moanalua, Aiea, Salt Lake and the airport.
Housing contact info: 877-487-4323
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point Off-Base Housing
Homes for sale and houses for rent near Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point - Coast Guard Barbers Point Homes
With the higher cost of living on Oahu, many military families choose to live in military housing, while others embrace off base living. Renting allows military families the opportunity to experience the island like a local without the challenge of buying or selling an expensive home. Whether you choose a high rise in Honolulu or a single home farther out from the touristy areas and nearer to the base, be sure to confirm your BAH before you start your house hunt. You’ll want to set realistic expectations before you look at rental properties. Consider downsizing your household goods before you head to Hawaii. Many homes will be smaller than the average on the mainland with less storage space.
If you’re coming from the mainland, you might assume that anywhere on the island offers a short commute to Barbers Point, and while the island is relatively small in size, you’ll find 953,207 residents here. So if you’re hoping for a relatively quick commute to the base, check out homes in Kapolei, Aiea, Pearl City, Ewa Beach and Mililani.
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point BAH
The Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is a U.S. based allowance determined by geographic duty location, pay grade, and dependency status. It provides uniformed service members compensation based on housing costs in local civilian housing markets when government quarters are not provided. Learn more about your Basic Allowance for Housing.
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point is near Kapolei, Aiea, Ewa Beach, and Honolulu with many options to buy or rent. CGAS Barbers Point’s BAH is close to the cost of living in the area. Some sample Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point BAH rates for zip code 96707:
- E-1 with dependents: $3,084
- E-1 without dependents: $2,313
- E-9 with dependents: $3,990
- E-9 without dependents: $3,402
- O-1 with dependents: $3,336
- O-1 without dependents: $2,859
- O-7 with dependents: $4,608
- O-7 without dependents: $3,939
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Aside from the “winter” rainy season, if it’s possible for weather to be perfect year-round, it’s in Hawaii. With the average lows in the 70’s and average highs in the 80’s, you’re sure to live in casual summer clothes and sandals, with the occasional light sweater.
The largest concern is hurricane season which runs from June 1 through November 30. However, tropical cyclones can occur year-round. Though a hurricane hasn’t made direct contact with Oahu since 1992, there are frequent threats. Though it usually doesn’t amount to more than a little wind and rain, the island takes it seriously, and supplies become a little scarce.
Learn more about it from the State of Hawaii Office of Public Health Preparedness.
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CGAS Barbers Point Area Schools
School districts in Oahu
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point does not have schools on base. Families who choose public schools go to one of Hawaii’s public schools in one of Oahu’s four districts: Honolulu, Windward, Central, and Leeward. Each district contains two or three Complexes. A Complex is a high school plus the affiliated regional elementary and middle schools.
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If you choose a private school, note that 71% of private schools in Hawaii have a religious affiliation. Find private school ratings at Hawaii’s Private School Review.
Homeschoolers in Hawaii must submit a letter of intent to the DOE and comply with testing requirements. Find local homeschool support groups through the Hawaii Homeschool Association, Christian Homeschoolers of Hawaii, and Military Homeschoolers of Oahu.
If you need more school information, contact the base Student Liaison Officer (SLO).
Support for Military and Families
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The military spouse community in Oahu may be one of the closest you’ll find, with numerous spouse groups and events to attend, such as the island-wide Joint Spouses’ Conference. And even better news, the unemployment rate in Honolulu is much lower than the nation’s average! There are unique military spouse employment opportunities. In addition to the huge tourism industry on the island, you'll find careers available in accommodations, healthcare, airlines, and teaching.
When it comes to life in Hawaii, if there’s ever a place to take advantage of your military benefits, this is it. You’ll find much of what you need on the island's multiple bases— including multiple fitness centers, pools, golf courses, bowling, beach areas, restaurants on the water, and a huge NEX on Pearl Harbor. For water sports, activities like sailing lessons and outrigger canoeing, and boat rentals, check out the Hickam Harbor Marina and Rainbow Bay Marina, as well as amenties at Marine Corps Base Hawaii. If you’ve ever wanted to try scuba diving, there is a dive shop located in the NEX, Dive Oahu.
Beyond the gates, you’ll have access to endless hikes offering incredible views of this incredible island in addition to huge tourist spots and historical landmarks like the USS Missouri, USS Arizona, Pearl Harbor, and more.
You’ll never be bored during your time in Hawaii! The island is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts who love to hike, surf, and golf, and also has great shopping, historical monuments, and festivals. Major local events include the Honolulu Marathon, King Kamehameha Floral Parade, North Shore surfing championships, and numerous UH sporting events. The area has also hosted the NFL Pro Bowl.
Some Oahu hikes to try:
- Diamond Head
- Chinaman’s Hat
- Kuliouou Ridge Trail
- Lanikai Pillbox
- Maunawili Falls Trail
- Makapu’u Lighthouse Trail
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Things to Do Near CGAS Barbers Point
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- Dole Plantation: If you never had a Dole Whip, you’re missing out. Head to the plantation to try the Pineapple Express Train, Garden Maze, and all fresh pineapple you can carry home.
- National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific: Pay your respects to the thousands of veterans lost in the Pearl Harbor attack.
- Leahi (Diamond Head): Hike and climb to take in once of a lifetime panoramic views from one of Hawaii’s most famous state monuments and landmarks.
- Polynesian Cultural Center: One of the best places to catch an authentic luau. Schedule time to learn about the Pacific Islands and the culture.
- The Pig and the Lady: Introduce yourself to locally sourced Vietnamese and Southeast Asian cuisine at its best.
- Olena: Military life is busy; try healthy and delicious on-the-go meals to take home.
- Cafe Julia: Is it time to rest yet? Hardly, but relax with a meal in a chill atmosphere.
- Kai Coffee Hawaii: Learn all about Hawaii’s coffee culture with signature and custom blends.
More Area Info
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1 Coral Sea Road