Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) Relocation Information
Welcome to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam
Aloha and welcome to paradise! With an assignment to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH), Hawaii, you’ll be the envy of everyone you know.
Located adjacent to Honolulu, JBPHH is a joint Navy/Air Force base. Pearl Harbor and Hickam AFB are physically connected, which means you’ll hear jets taking off from the runway at Hickam while watching Navy ships, carriers, subs, and other vessels cruising into the harbor nearby.
This unique duty station is located on the southern end of the island of Oahu, one of the 8 main islands that make up the state of Hawaii, in the southern portion of the Ewa Plain, approximately 5.8 miles northwest of downtown Honolulu.
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) serves as a
major home port and "pit stop of the Pacific" for the submarines and surface ships of U.S. and Allied Pacific fleets, providing services comparable to a large city. U.S. Navy controlled and operating the Navy's busiest harbor, JBPHH is also home to the 15th Airlift Wing of the Hawaii ANG and 67 partner units including U.S. Pacific Air Forces Headquarters at Hickam Field.
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Housing:
Military family housing in Hawaii is privatized and referred to as Public-Private Venture (PPV) housing. There are two separate PPV projects that provide family housing to incoming Navy and Air Force personnel at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Navy housing is managed by Forest City Military Communities,(808) 839-8690. Air Force housing is managed by Lend Lease Hickam Communities, (808) 423-7788.
JBPHH Off-Base Housing:
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, confirm your BAH before you start your house hunt. You’ll want to set realistic expectations before you look at rental properties.
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With year-round sunshine, balmy breezes, and gorgeous beaches, get ready to enjoy the duty station of a lifetime. Leave your heavy jackets, sweaters, and snow boots behind, because you won’t be needing them in Hawaii unless you travel to a colder climate.
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’ll live in casual summer clothes and sandals, with the occasional light sweater.
Military families stationed at Pearl Harbor-Hickam have numerous schooling options for their children.
The public schools are administered by the Hawaii State Department of Education. Use their School Site Locator to find the nearest public school.
Private school tuition is in line with national averages, with 71% of private schools in Hawaii having 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.
Support for Military and Families
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. Some helpful links:
Military Family Support Center
Hickam Officers’ Spouses Club
Hickam Enlisted Spouses’ Club
Great Life Hawaii
Pearl Harbor Officer Spouses’ Club
Joint Spouses’ Conference
Ohana Aloha JBPHH Newcomers’ Orientation
Other Area Info
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