The United States Coast Guard is a multi-mission, maritime militaryservice within the Department of Homeland Security and one of the nation’s five armed services. Its core roles are to protect the public,
the environment, and U.S. economic and security interests in any maritime region in which those interests may be at risk, including international waters and America’s coasts, ports and inland waterways.
Planning Your Move
You have your orders in hand, now what? If you are returning to the islands, welcome back. If this is your first time here, E Komo Mai (welcome)! We have tried to anticipate your questions and concerns about your move here. We have compiled this comprehensive U.S. Coast Guard-Hawaiian Islands Relocation Handbook to reduce your uncertainty about what to expect. In addition to the materials in your Welcome Aboard package, your unit-specific information and your unit sponsor, the Housing, Work-Life, Transportation and other staff are available to help guide your move to Hawaii.read more
Upon Your Arrival
At the Airport: Make sure you keep your sponsor, ombudsman and your unit advised of your flight itinerary. All personnel arriving at Honolulu International Airport should be met by their sponsor, unless they are continuing to the islands of Hawaii, Maui or Kauai. You and your family (if applicable) should be transported to a previously arranged temporary lodging hotel accommodation. If you have any arrival problems or questions, contact your assigned unit.read more
Accompanied and unaccompanied members must check in with the Local Housing Officer no later than the next business day after arrival on island. Upon check in at the housing office, you will be provided your housing in-brief and counseled on available housing options.read more
Health Care Options
Members and families transferring to Hawaii have several options for medical service.
If assigned to Oahu shore units and floating units without Health Service Technicians (HS), you will normally obtain medical services at (and retain medical record with) the Branch Medical Clinic, Makalapa, just inside the Makalapa Gate at Joint Base Pearl Harbor/Hickam, Building 1407, 1253 Makalapa Road; telephone: 808-473-1880.read more
Family Resource Specialist (FRS): An FRS provides information and referral services for choosing quality child care, providing child care, accessing enrollment in the CG Special Needs Program, applying for adoption reimbursement, providing elder care and scholarship information for eligible family members.read more
Gymnasium: The gym complex consists of an enclosed combination basketball/volleyball court, fitness/weight room, racquetball court, cardiovascular/fitness and aerobics room upstairs, and male and female dressing rooms. Signing up on the white board located in the gym can reserve the racquetball court.read more
The Revenue Cutter Lawrence sailed into Honolulu Harbor Sept. 4, 1849, escorted by Native Hawaiians in outrigger canoes. This marked the beginning of the U.S. Coast Guard presence in the Pacific. For the next 90 years, cutters from the West Coast routinely plied Hawaii’s waters on patrols. In 1939, the Fourteenth Coast Guard District was established ashore in Honolulu with 230 personnel.read more