Updated On: 7/1/2013 10:57:10 AM
Navy Region Hawaii oversees the U.S. Navy’s largest and most
strategic island base in the Pacific. The Navy in Hawaii region extends over 34,843 acres of land and water on two Navy installations, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (formerly Naval Station Pearl Harbor) on Oahu, and Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai. It serves as the host for the headquarters of seven major Navy commands, including the Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT).
The most important mission of Navy Region Hawaii is coordinating the Navy’s local support of the Pacific Fleet. This support involves port and housekeeping services for 11 surface warships and 18 submarines homeported in Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, and more than 60 Navy shore commands and activities. These services extend to transiting fleet units as well as many ships of friendly allied navies that rely on our support when they visit Pearl Harbor. During a major fleet exercise such as the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC), the logistic support for more than 75 ships is coordinated by COMNAVREG in a team effort with local commands. (A list of Navy commands and their contact information can be found on pages 54-55.)
The former Naval Station Pearl Harbor joined Hickam Air Force Base on Oct. 1, 2010, forming Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH). The 2005 Defense Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC) report to the president required the relocation of installation management functions and the establishment of JBPHH, with Navy as the lead agency in providing these functions to the Joint Base.
Military service members, civilian employees and contractors work together to achieve common goals using similar processes. The commission noted that the installations share a common boundary, and therefore, have an opportunity to consolidate the execution of installation support and potentially realize savings while providing enhanced and effective support.
The establishment of JBPHH brings together the “best practices” of both the Air Force and the Navy to realize true efficiencies in providing enhanced support of operational capabilities. With an appreciation for the rich history of both Hickam Air Force Base and Naval Station Pearl Harbor, JBPHH supports its partner services, tenant commands, and mission readiness of both the Navy and the Air Force.
The offerings of Hickam’s 15th Services Squadron and Navy Region Hawaii’s Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR) have transitioned and operate as Joint Base MWR. Likewise, the programs of Hickam’s Airman & Family Readiness Center and Navy Region’s Fleet & Family Support Center have united to become the Military and Family Support Center.