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MCB Hawaii and MCAS Kaneohe Bay

Hawaii Marine Corps MCB Hawaii and MCAS Kaneohe Bay

MCB Hawaii is headquartered at the base in Kaneohe Bay and includes Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay as part of the base on Windward Oahu, Camp H.M. Smith, Manana Family Housing, the Pearl City Warehouse Annex, Pu’uloa Range Complex and Marine Corps Training Area Bellows. For more information on Camp H.M. Smith and the Manana Family Housing area, see the chapter on Camp H.M. Smith.

MCB Hawaii, MCB Kaneohe Bay, MCAS Kaneohe Bay

Hawaii 29_C MCB Hawaii MCB Hawaii

 

MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII

MCB Hawaii is headquartered at the base in Kaneohe Bay and includes Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay as part of the base on Windward Oahu, Camp H.M. Smith, Manana Family Housing, the Pearl City Warehouse Annex, Pu’uloa Range Complex and Marine Corps Training Area Bellows. For more information on Camp H.M. Smith and the Manana Family Housing area, see the chapter on Camp H.M. Smith.

MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII, KANEOHE BAY

Located on Oahu’s Mokapu Peninsula, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay is home to more than 10,000 Marines, 2,000 sailors, 4,000 family members and 1,400 civilian employees. The base’s position in the Pacific makes it an ideal location for strategic deployment to the Western Pacific.

The command’s mission is to provide facilities, programs and services in direct support of units, individuals and families to enhance and sustain combat readiness for all operating forces and tenant organizations aboard MCB Hawaii.

Marine Corps Base Hawaii is one of the Pacific bases within Marine Corps Installations Pacific. MCIPAC is commanded by a Marine major general and headquartered at Camp Foster, Japan and includes two subordinated commands — Headquarters Battalion and Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay.

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION KANEOHE BAY

The air station maintains and operates airfield facilities, which include a 7,800-foot runway, to support the readiness and global projection of operating forces.

Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay

Located on Oahu’s Mokapu Peninsula, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay is home to more than 10,000 Marines, 2,000 sailors, 4,000 family members and 1,400 civilian employees. The base’s position in the Pacific makes it an ideal location for strategic deployment to the Western Pacific.

The command’s mission is to provide facilities, programs and services in direct support of units, individuals and families to enhance and sustain combat readiness for all operating forces and tenant organizations aboard MCB Hawaii.

Marine Corps Base Hawaii is one of the Pacific bases within Marine Corps Installations Pacific. MCIPAC is commanded by a Marine major general and headquartered at Camp Foster, Japan and includes two subordinated commands — Headquarters Battalion and Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay.

Units

Hawaii 29_C MCB Hawaii Units

 

III Marine Expeditionary Forces, Hawaii

Most of the units stationed aboard MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay are part of III Marine Expeditionary Force, headquartered in Okinawa, Japan. III MEF in Hawaii combines ground combat, aviation combat and combat service support elements into a cohesive force in readiness. Providing trained, combat-ready, air-ground forces capable of conducting expeditionary maneuver warfare whenever or wherever directed, Marine forces in Hawaii train constantly under conditions as close to combat as possible. A few examples of the exercises conducted were throughout the Pacific Basin and included the Republic of Korea, Thailand, Australia, Japan, Guam, Tahiti, the Kingdom of Tonga, the Philippines, neighboring Hawaiian Islands and the mainland United States. This training includes amphibious, combined arms and special operations exercises.

3rd Marine Regiment (Rein)

III MEF Hawaii’s ground combat element, the 3rd Marine Regiment (Rein) is composed of three infantry battalions, a combat assault company and a headquarters company and is reinforced by one artillery battalion. The 3rd Marine Regiment (Rein) reports directly to its headquarters, 3rd Marine Division, in Okinawa.

Marine Aircraft Group 24

MAG-24 comprises a headquarters element and several squadrons, including Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 “Pegasus,” which flies CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters; Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367 “Scarface,” which flies AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopters and UH-1Y Venom utility helicopters; Marine Aviation Logistics Support 24; and a Marine Wing Support Detachment.

Marine Corps Base Hawaii continues to be a key operational asset and is engaged in supporting force structure changes and platform upgrades. Diligent planning continues to support the arrival of the MV-22 squadrons. Summer 2014 marked the beginning of the relocation of VMU-3 from MACG-38 in Twentynine Palms, California, to MAG-24. Upon completion of this period of transition, forecast to stretch into fiscal year 2017, MAG-24 will consist of one Marine heavy helicopter squadron, one Marine light attack helicopter squadron (AH-1 and UH-1), one Marine unmanned aerial vehicle squadron, two Marine medium tilt-rotor squadrons, a Marine Support Company and the Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron.

MAG-24 reports directly to its headquarters, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing in Okinawa.

Combat Logistics Battalion 3

Hawaii’s combat service support element, CLB-3 consists of the following companies: headquarters, motor transport, maintenance, landing support, supply, medical and dental. CLB-3 reports directly to its headquarters, 3rd Marine Logistics Group in Okinawa.

3rd Radio Battalion

The 3rd Radio Battalion provides signals intelligence and electronic warfare support for III MEF and has three companies and two standing detachments assigned in direct support of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and the Philippines.

4th Force Reconnaissance Company

The 4th Force Reconnaissance Company is the only Marine Corps Reserve unit in Hawaii. The unit specializes in reconnaissance operations with emphasis on parachuting, scuba diving and patrolling techniques.

Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 2, U.S. Pacific Fleet

After the disestablishment of Patrol Wing 2 in June 1993, Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet (formerly Commander, Patrol Wings, Pacific) provided operational development and maintenance of patrol squadron combat readiness. The command moved to MCB Hawaii’s Marine Corps Air Facility in 1999 from its Cold War home at Naval Air Station Barbers Point on leeward Oahu. COMPATRECONWING TWO leads expeditionary Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Forces in support of Third, Fifth and Seventh Fleet operations fighting today’s war on terror and is ready to engage tomorrow’s adversaries. It promotes regional security and enhancement of theater security cooperation through close interoperation with allied forces, friendly nations and other U.S. military services.

Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 37

HSM-37’s primary mission is to provide combat-ready detachments for deployments onboard Pacific Fleet Maritime Strike capable ships. HSM-37 reports to Commander, Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet based at NAS North Island, San Diego.

U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific Band

Headquartered at MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, the band’s reputation for stirring performances has spread far and wide. The band has earned many prestigious awards including the coveted “Best Military Band” for performances during the annual King Kamehameha and Prince Kuhio Day parades on Oahu. Performing in official ceremonies for the Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific, the band also supports the musical requirements of other military commands, including support of U.S. Pacific Command honors for visiting dignitaries.

Marine Corps Air Station, Kaneohe Bay

The air station maintains and operates airfield facilities, which include a 7,800-foot runway, to support the readiness and global projection of operating forces.

 

Planning Your Move

Hawaii 29_C MCB Hawaii Planning Your Move

 

Aloha! E komo mai — you are welcome here! May your tour of duty here be a rewarding, enjoyable experience. The key to a successful move to Hawaii is obtaining the correct information beforehand. Reading this publication and taking the time to familiarize yourself with all the services and facilities available to you will better prepare you for your move to Hawaii.

Before you arrive, you should have your orders with you.

Sponsors

The key to a successful transition is your sponsor. Commands are required to provide you with a sponsor to ease your transition during your move.

Your sponsor at your new duty station can assist you in many ways such as helping arrange your Temporary Lodging Allowance, providing transportation from the airport to temporary quarters, helping make pet quarantine arrangements, showing you around the base and giving you general information about the community and on-base facilities well in advance of your move.

Your sponsor has probably lived here for a while and can assist you in finding the best places to live, schools, education, recreation and important information for pets.

Contact your sponsor as soon as possible before leaving for Hawaii. If you haven’t heard from your sponsor or don’t have one, contact your unit.

Installation Personnel Administration Center

Building 1043 808-257-8566

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 7:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday

Marine Aircraft Group 24

Building 301 808-257-2012/3222/9986
After hours 808-590-6961

Combat Logistics Battalion 3, S-1

Building 1086 808-257-1600
After hours 808-257-1600

3rd Radio Battalion

Building 4034 808-257-0950
After hours 808-257-2949

3rd Marine Regiment

Building 1033 808-257-2017
After hours 808-257-2778

Your sponsor should meet you at the airport upon arrival with arrangements for your transportation and lodging. Once on island, Marines can check in at the United Service Organization Hawaii liaison desk at the airport. It can call your gaining duty station for transportation and provide assistance.

USO of Hawaii has two locations: Hickam Air Mobility Command Terminal and Honolulu International Airport, between baggage claims E and F on the ground level. The USO airport center is open 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily except Christmas; however, the soldiers at the liaison office are under order to wait for the last flight of the evening to come in before leaving. If flights are delayed, the liaison office will wait until the last person leaves the plane. The USO at the Hickam AMCterminal is open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. For more information, call 808-836-3351.

Relocation Assistance Program

Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay

Building 140 808-254-7681
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Moving is tough for everyone. The Relocation Assistance Program provides a support system for Marines, sailors and their families when arriving and departing the current duty station. Arrival services include the New Arrivals Orientation, Sponsorship Assistance and Lending Locker Services. Departure services include the PCS Move Workshop, Lending Locker Services, DVDs and videos on Marine Corps installations.

Temporary Lodging Allowance

Temporary Lodging Allowance is for military personnel arriving on permanent change of station orders pending availability of government quarters or completion of arrangement for other permanent living accommodations when government quarters are not available. TLA is not paid in advance. Instead, it is paid after filing a completed claim with receipts and endorsements. TLA reimbursement claims are forwarded to the Finance Office at the end of each 10-day increment; reimbursements are then electronically deposited within 72 to 96 hours. Arrival TLA can be authorized for a maximum of 60 days.

To be eligible for TLA, several conditions must be met. First, service members must have their orders endorsed with the reporting time and date as soon as possible after arriving on island. No reimbursement will be made for temporary lodging prior to the report date endorsed on your orders. The first day of reporting in will be a non-TLA day for the member. The cost of lodging incurred for the first day will be at the members’ expense until their travel claim is settled and they are in a “per diem status.” A supplemental claim then will be submitted to the Finance Office for reimbursement of the first day’s expenses.

Next, to be eligible for TLA, a sponsor or member must first check with the Temporary Lodging Facility, 808-254-2806, and the MCB Hawaii Family Housing Office, 808-257-2676, to see if government quarters are available. If government quarters are available, they must be used. If government quarters are not available, service members must obtain a nonavailability statement. Bona fide and geographical bachelors must check into the BEQ or BOQ to obtain room assignment. If there is no permanent room available, they may be issued a nonavailability statement authorizing TLA assistance.

Before securing reservations at an off-base hotel, the member or sponsor must ensure that the hotel is TLA-approved. Unless the Housing Office (for married personnel) or the BEQ or BOQ (for bona fide and geographical bachelors) establishes an occupancy date for quarters immediately upon applying for government quarters, the service member must initiate an “aggressive housing search.” To fulfill this requirement, service members must visit a minimum of five to
10 places in their price range that meet their needs, per 10-day increment. TLA will be terminated for failure to aggressively seek a suitable place to live.

Also, to be eligible for TLA, a service member must be on a 36-month tour or have a CMC waiver. Plus, only command-sponsored dependents may receive arrival TLA. Personnel arriving in Hawaii under PCS orders accompanied by dependents, or who anticipate the arrival of dependents within 60 days, must register with the Housing Office and apply for government housing within five days of reporting in to be eligible for TLA. Members whose dependents will not arrive in Hawaii for more than 60 days after the reporting date must apply for government housing no later than 60 days prior to the anticipated arrival date of the dependents.

Temporary Lodging

The Lodge, MCBH Kaneohe Bay’s Temporary Lodging Facility, provides all the comforts of home. Each of the 102 studio units include a kitchenette, television, telephone, central air conditioning and two king- or queen-sized beds. Daily housekeeping and a laundromat are also available. Whether you’re relocating or just visiting, you’ll enjoy the TLC you get at the Temporary Lodging Facility. For more information, call 808-254-2806 or email thelodgeatkbay@usmc-mccs.org.

 

Housing

Hawaii 29_C MCB Hawaii Housing

 

Members are eligible for quarters aboard MCB Hawaii if they are on active duty and assigned to duty at MCB Hawaii with accompanying, command-sponsored dependents. Marines assigned to other duty stations on Oahu may also apply for and occupy MCB Hawaii quarters.

Newly arrived service members must report to the housing office within three working days and are required to have their PCS orders, Reporting Endorsement and a Letter of Command Sponsorship. Sponsors with family members enrolled in the Exceptional Family Member Program should notify the housing office as early as possible if a special health or physical disability exists to allow ample time to arrange for those needs. Members collecting TLA should be aware that if they decline an offer for quarters, TLA will terminate effective the day before the quarters would have been assigned.

Under the provisions of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative, Congress authorized the legislation for a public-private venture partnership with the private sector. As a result, a partnership with Ohana Military Communities (www.ohanamarinecorpscommunities.com) has enabled homes to be constructed faster and more efficiently. The quality of life for Marines and sailors living aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii has been greatly enhanced. Homes are more spacious, of high quality and designed to meet the needs of the service members and their families.

You may be placed on a housing waiting list in advance once you submit your DD 1746 (Application for Assignment to Housing) and a copy of your orders; allow 10 working days for information to be added to the database. You will not be offered a house before physically arriving and officially reporting for duty.

Upon arrival, all service members accompanied by command-sponsored dependents must report to the Family Housing Office on MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, at 1571 Lawrence Road. For more information, call 808-257-1257 or email MCBH.G4.FMLY.HSG.FMB@usmc.mil.

You can move into housing up to 14 days before your family arrives. For more information, visit www.ohanamarinecorpscommunities.com.

Furniture

Service members reporting to Hawaii are authorized full weight allowances for shipment of household goods. Government furniture is available for temporary loan up to 60 days for personnel with command-sponsored dependents living on or off base and who are awaiting the arrival of their household goods. When available, loaner furniture includes sofas, chairs, coffee tables, end tables, lamps, dining tables and chairs, dressers and beds.

Household Effects

The Joint Personal Property Shipping Office handles all Navy and Marine Corps household goods shipments. For more information, call 808-473-7750.

Appliances

All base houses are equipped with an electric range, microwave oven, refrigerator, washer and dryer. Government-owned appliances are not provided for use in off-base community housing.

Authorized Pets

Authorized pets in military housing include: dogs (most breeds), cats, guinea pigs, domestic rabbits, white mice and white rats (indigenous to the United States), caged birds, fish and other cold-blooded animals sold commercially in Hawaii. Residents of family housing are permitted a maximum of two pets. Keep in mind that it is difficult to obtain an off-base rental lease that allows pets. All dogs 4 months and older must be licensed by the city and county of Honolulu and wear a collar with the city and county dog tag attached. Applications for the license are available at the Hawaii Humane Society or any Satellite City Hall. All cats are required to have an ID tag on their collar with the owner’s name, address and telephone number. All cats and dogs will be registered with PMO Animal Enforcement (Game Warden Office) within two business days of arrival on the installation. All animals are required to retain microchip identification, current rabies and other vaccinations, and a current city and county of Honolulu license (dogs only).

Prohibited Pets

Prohibited pets include gerbils, hamsters, mongoose, monkeys, white mice and white rats (foreign source), wild rabbits, game or hunting birds, pigeons, doves, poultry, Aztec dwarf parrots, Vietnamese potbellied pigs, monk parakeets and certain myna species, iguanas (to include Jackson chameleons and skinks) and other animals normally considered livestock. Rottweilers, American Staffordshire terriers, Staffordshire terriers, pit bull terriers, wolf hybrids and any crosses of these breeds are strictly prohibited. All snakes are prohibited in the state. Breeding of all animals is prohibited.

Bachelor Housing

Call the Bachelor Housing Section at 808-257-1015. The following members are authorized BAH:

  • Authorization to BAH at the “without dependents” rate is granted for all Marines and sailors grade E-7 and above.
  • Authorization to BAH at the “without dependents” rate is granted for all Marines and sailors grade E-6 and below once authorized to stay out of town within 30 days.

As a SNCO or Officer, Where Do I Check in for Billeting?

Billeting is available for unaccompanied personnel upon arrival to the island of Oahu and MCB Hawaii. Billeting is accomplished at the reporting unit. If any questions arise, use the unit’s point of contacts list or when checking in, notify the IPAC Customer Support Branch. SNCOs should check in to the Transient SNCO Quarters. Officers should check in to the Bachelor Officers Quarters. For reservations, call 808-257-2409.

Other Housing Options

Marine Corps Base Hawaii also has assignment rights to 189 Army-owned, two-, three- and four-bedroom quarters at Aliamanu Military Reservation. Eligible applicants who choose to place their name on the AMR waiting list will be referred to the Army’s Fort Shafter Housing Office.

Units

Hawaii Marine Corps MCB Hawaii Units

III Marine Expeditionary Forces, Hawaii

Most of the units stationed aboard MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay are part of III Marine Expeditionary Force, headquartered in Okinawa, Japan. III MEF in Hawaii combines ground combat, aviation combat and combat service support elements into a cohesive force in readiness. Providing trained, combat-ready, air-ground forces capable of conducting expeditionary maneuver warfare whenever or wherever directed, Marine forces in Hawaii train constantly under conditions as close to combat as possible. A few examples of the exercises conducted were throughout the Pacific Basin and included the Republic of Korea, Thailand, Australia, Japan, Guam, Tahiti, the Kingdom of Tonga, the Philippines, neighboring Hawaiian islands and the mainland United States. This training includes amphibious, combined arms and special operations exercises.

3rd Marine Regiment (Rein)

III MEF Hawaii’s ground combat element, the 3rd Marine Regiment (Rein) is composed of three infantry battalions, a combat assault company and a headquarters company and is reinforced by one artillery battalion. The 3rd Marine Regiment (Rein) reports directly to its headquarters, 3rd Marine Division, in Okinawa.

Marine Aircraft Group 24

MAG-24 is composed of a headquarters element and several squadrons, including Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 “Pegasus,” which flies CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters; Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367 “Scarface,” which flies AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopters and UH-1Y Venom utility helicopters; Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 24; Marine Wing Support Detachment 24; Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 3; and Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 268.

MAG-24 reports directly to its headquarters, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing in Okinawa.

Combat Logistics Battalion 3

Hawaii’s combat service support element, CLB-3 consists of the following companies: headquarters, motor transport, maintenance, landing support, supply, medical and dental. CLB-3 reports directly to its headquarters, 3rd Marine Logistics Group in Okinawa.

3rd Radio Battalion

The 3rd Radio Battalion provides signals intelligence and electronic warfare support for III MEF and has three companies and two standing detachments assigned in direct support of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and the Philippines.

4th Force Reconnaissance Company

The 4th Force Reconnaissance Company is the only Marine Corps Reserve unit in Hawaii. The unit specializes in reconnaissance operations with emphasis on parachuting, scuba diving and patrolling techniques.

Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 37

HSM-37’s primary mission is to provide
combat-ready detachments for deployments onboard Pacific Fleet Maritime Strike capable ships. HSM-37 reports to Commander, Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet based at NAS North Island, San Diego.

U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific Band

Headquartered at MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, the band’s reputation for stirring performances has spread far and wide. The band has earned many prestigious awards including the coveted “Best Military Band” for performances during the annual King Kamehameha and Prince Kuhio Day parades on Oahu. Performing in official ceremonies for the Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific, the band also supports the musical requirements of other military commands, including support of U.S. Pacific Command honors for visiting dignitaries.

Medical and Dental Services

Hawaii 29_C MCB Hawaii Medical and Dental Services

 

E komo mai — welcome to Naval Health Clinic Hawaii, where your health and readiness are the focus. NHCH is composed of two large clinics: Makalapa at Pearl Harbor Naval Base and Kaneohe Bay at MCB Hawaii. Other smaller clinics are at Camp H.M. Smith, Wahiawa and Barking Sands on the island of Kauai.

The headquarters for NHCH resides in Building 1750 at 480 Central Ave. adjacent to the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. Preventive Medicine, Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Health Services are provided at this site, also known as the Shipyard Clinic. For more information, visit www.med.navy.mil/sites/nhch.

Welcoming Center

Medical care at NHCH begins with the Welcoming Center, where active-duty members, family members and retired TRICARE Prime beneficiaries begin a one-stop check-in process to enroll to NHCH for care. Staff will assist with TRICARE enrollment, medical record updating, primary care manager assignment and initial appointments. Active-duty members complete the Periodic Health Assessment, part of the Individual Medical Readiness process. TRICARErepresentatives and Health Benefits Advisors are available to answer TRICARE and enrollment questions. During the check-in process, information about resources, including TRICARE Online, the Exceptional Family Member Program and advance directives, is provided.

Bring ID cards, Social Security numbers, medical records, dental records (if active duty) and immunization records when you check in at the Kaneohe Bay Branch Health Clinic. For more information, call 808-257-3365, ext. 251/250.

Kaneohe Bay Branch Health Clinic

The Kaneohe Bay Branch Health Clinic is on MCB Hawaii in Building 3089, off D Street. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Services include family practice, military medicine, pediatrics, optometry, pharmacy, laboratory, radiology, preventive medicine, occupational health, aviation medicine, dermatology, mental health and deployment health. Physical therapy and sports medicine services are provided in Building 221. For more information, call 808-257-3365.

Immunizations Clinic

808-257-3365, ext. 97103

Hours: 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and Friday; 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday
(Note: No PPD test Thursday.)
Yellow Fever Administration (with appointment): 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Friday
Allergy Shots: 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday (walk-in only).
To allow time to complete paperwork, beneficiaries should arrive at least 30 minutes before closing time.

Laboratory

808-257-3365, ext. 97108

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday through Friday; 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday; closed weekends and federal holidays

Medical Home Port Teams

Honu (Turtle) Team (B-POD)
808-257-3365, ext. 97416

Mano (Shark) Team (C-POD)
808-257-3365, ext. 97379

Pharmacy

808-257-3365, ext. 107
Refill Line 808-433-6962

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; closed weekends and federal holidays

Preventive Medicine Clinic

808-473-0247
Hours: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday and Friday by appointment only

Radiology

808-257-3365, ext. 97292

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday through Friday; 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday; closed weekends and federal holidays

Only X-ray services are provided. Ultrasound and mammogram services are available at Makalapa Clinic. CT, MRI and specialized X-ray services are available at Tripler Army Medical Center.

Appointments and After-Hours Care

For life-threatening conditions, dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Medical Appointments

There are several ways to make an appointment with your primary care manager:

  • Call NHCH Central Appointments, 808-473-0247.
  • Go to www.tricareonline.com.
  • Call your PCM’s clinic.

NHCH After-Hours Provider Advice Line: To reach a medical provider when the clinics are closed call 808-473-0247, ext. 3. You will speak with an answering service that will contact an after-hours provider. A provider will return your call within the hour.

Dental Services

21st Dental Company

The 21st Dental Company Dental Clinic, MCB Hawaii is on the second floor of the Kaneohe Bay BHC. Hours are 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For information or an appointment, call 808-257-3100. For dental emergencies after hours and on weekends, call 808-630-8328.

TRICARE Dental Program

Information about the TRICARE Dental Program is available from MetLife at www.metlife.com or 800-638-5433. The TRICARE Family Member Dental Plan is a dental insurance plan for family members of active-duty military to receive dental care with civilian dentists. Active-duty military are encouraged to enroll their family members in the TRICARE Family Member Dental Plan, otherwise they should be prepared to pay 100 percent of family members’ dental costs in the civilian community.

For more information, see your Health Benefits Advisor Office. Military retirees may call 888-838-8737 to enroll in TRICARE Retiree Dental Plan or go to www.trdp.org.

Medical and Dental Services

Hawaii Marine Corps MCB Hawaii Family Services

E komo mai — welcome to Naval Health Clinic Hawaii, where your health and readiness are the focus. NHCH is composed of two large clinics: Makalapa at Pearl Harbor Naval Base and Kaneohe Bay at MCB Hawaii. Other smaller clinics are at Camp H.M. Smith, Wahiawa and Barking Sands on the island of Kauai.

The headquarters for NHCH resides in Building 1750 at 480 Central Ave. adjacent to the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. Preventive Medicine, Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Health Services are provided at this site, also known as the Shipyard Clinic. For more information, visit www.med.navy.mil/sites/nhch.

Welcoming Center

Medical care at NHCH begins with the Welcoming Center, where staff will assist with TRICARE enrollment, medical record updating, primary care manager assignment and initial appointments. Active-duty members complete the Periodic Health Assessment, part of the Individual Medical Readiness process. TRICARE representatives and Health Benefits Advisors are available to answer TRICARE and enrollment questions. During the check-in process, information about resources, including TRICARE Online, the Exceptional Family Member Program and advance directives, is provided.

Bring ID cards, Social Security numbers, medical records, dental records (if active duty) and immunization records when you check in at the Kaneohe Bay Branch Health Clinic. For more information, call 808-257-3365.

Kaneohe Bay Branch Health Clinic

The Kaneohe Bay Branch Health Clinic is on MCB Hawaii in Building 3089, off D Street. Services include family practice, military medicine, pediatrics, optometry, pharmacy, laboratory, radiology, preventive medicine, occupational health, aviation medicine, dermatology, mental health and deployment health. Physical therapy and sports medicine services are provided in Building 221. For more information, call 808-257-3365.

Appointments and After-hours Care

For life-threatening conditions, dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Medical Appointments

To make an appointment with your primary care manager:

Call NHCH Central Appointments, 808-473-0247.
Go to www.tricareonline.com.
Nurse Advice Line: Available 24/7 at 800-874-2273, ext. 1.

Dental Services

The 21st Dental Company Dental Clinic, MCB Hawaii is on the second floor of the Kaneohe Bay BHC. For information or an appointment, call 808-257-3100, ext. 1. For dental emergencies after hours and on weekends, call 808-630-8328.

Family Services

Hawaii 29_C MCB Hawaii Family Services

 

With locations on all military installations, Armed Services YMCA offers deployment support programs, its award-winning after-school program Operation Hero, emergency financial assistance, Food for Families, Operation Kid Comfort and special events like father-daughter dances and summer camps. Please contact the branch nearest you for more information regarding these programs designed to help alleviate the stress associated with military life.

Marine & Family Programs is a community-based division of Marine Corps Community Services that supports the individual Marine or sailor and their families. With a knowledgeable and experienced staff of social workers, educators and specialists, Marine & Family Programs has something for everyone including employment aid, education, counseling and child care.

Child Care Programs

With locations on all military installations, Armed Services YMCA offers various high-quality, low-cost early learning programs, from Early Learning Readiness to Little Learners’ Playmorning to Parent Participation Preschool. Please contact the branch nearest you for more information regarding these exciting programs for children ages 0 to 5.

Programs for children provide hourly, part-day and full-day child care and education for children 6 weeks to 12 years of age. For program information, contact Resource and Referral at 808-257-7430 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Family Child Care Program trains and certifies spouses to provide child care in their base quarters. FCC providers offer flexible child care hours and provide a small, intimate environment for children’s early development. If you are interested in becoming a certified FCC provider, call 808-257-7430/7240. The FCC office is in Building 5082.

Marine Corps Base Hawaii boasts two Child Development Centers. The Kupulau CDC offers full-day and part-day programs for children6 weeks to 5 years old. The Laulima CDC is also open for children 6 weeks to 5 years old. Families who are interested in placing their child in a CDC should contact the Resource & Referral Office at 808-257-7430/7240.

Counseling Services

Building 216
MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay 808-257-7780

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Counseling Services provide a variety of programs and services to military members and their families to enhance life skills and improve their quality of life. This mission is accomplished through seminars, workshops, treatment groups, counseling and intervention services. Individual, marital and family counseling, provided by licensed professionals, is available by appointment. In addition to counseling services, the Family Advocacy Program is dedicated to the prevention, education, reporting, intervention and treatment of domestic violence.

Education Center

Building 220
MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay 808-257-2158

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

The Education Center provides services for active-duty service members, family members, veterans and DOD civilians, including test preparation, tuition assistance, on-base colleges and education resources.

Exceptional Family Member Program

Building 219
MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay 808-257-0290

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

The Exceptional Family Member Program ensures the needs of the exceptional family member are taken into consideration throughout the change of assignment process. These needs may include physical, emotional, developmental and medical components. Staff members will assist military members in the enrollment process and provide information on local military and community support programs.

A family member with special needs warrants a certain lifestyle, sacrifice and rewards. The EFMP staff is dedicated to ensure that all Marine and Navy families who have a special needs family member are provided with information and resources necessary to assist them.

The Special Needs Advisory Forum is a committee established to listen to the concerns and issues of all Marine Corps, Navy, military retirees and DOD civilians who live or work at MCB Hawaii and have family members with special needs.

The Support Group provides an opportunity for families to network informally and to receive valuable training on special needs issues.

For a list of EFMP resources, visit www.mccshawaii.com/efmp.

Family Member Employment Assistance Program

Building 219
MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay 808-257-7790

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

This program provides employment assistance and information about how to find employment in Hawaii for family members of Marines, sailors, reservists and retirees.

The Career Resource Management Center assists family members, retirees, reservists and active-duty personnel seeking employment. This is accomplished through services, seminars and special employment recruitment — at no cost.

Services include:

  • Career, job and resume counseling
  • Company recruitment
  • Federal application workshop
  • Interviewing basics workshop
  • Joint Employment Management System
  • Resume software
  • Resume workshop

CRMC has an extensive stock of career resource books. The subjects covered include resume instruction, college information, career fields and current professional topics and trends.

Information and Referral Program

Looking for information and don’t know where to start? Information and Referral can help with knowledge of services and programs available at MCB Hawaii and civilian agencies in the local community, as well as national resources.

Marine Corps Family Team Building

Building 244
MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay 808-257-2410

Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Marine Corps Family Team Building enhances family readiness and provides internal support and resources to programs such as Lifestyle, Insights, Networking, Knowledge and Skills; Chaplains’ Religious Enrichment Operation; Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program; LifeSkills; Readiness and Deployment Support; and the Family Readiness Program.

Personal Financial Management Program

Building 220
MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay 808-257-7783

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

The goal of this program is to increase financial literacy, promote personal and family financial responsibility, support mission readiness for commands and educate Marines, sailors and their dependents on how to achieve financial success.

Transition Readiness Program

Building 219
MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay 808-257-7790

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

This program provides career and job-search assistance, occupational guidance and transition guidance information to separating and retiring service members and their families. Assistance is available for resume and federal application preparation, interview skills and a career resource center for career research and professional development.

Youth Activities

The Youth Activities Department at Kaneohe Bay is a member organization of the Boys & Girls Club of America. Programs are offered to youth 5 to 17 years old, along with 18-year-olds who are still in high school. Programs include: School Age Care, Youth Sports, Kulia Teen Center, Contracted classes and Day camps.

All youth participants must register with the Children Youth and Teen Programs office and pay a membership fee before registering and paying for individual Youth Activities programs. For more information, call 808-257-2030.

School Age Care: The MCCS School Age Care Program provides before- and after-school care to children from kindergarten through sixth grade. Full-time care is offered on school waiver days, teacher work days and state holidays but is closed on federal holidays and weekends. Program hours are 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

School Liaison: The school liaison, in Building 216 supports and facilitates school transitions for Marine Corps families with school-age children, providing information to help families makes the best decisions for their children. The school liaison can help answer questions related to the Hawaii Department of Education, private schools and home schooling. The office is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 808-257-2019 for more information.

Youth Sports: Youth sports are offered throughout the year including basketball, soccer, flag football, cheerleading, baseball, volleyball, wrestling and inline hockey. Youth are divided by age groups and compete against teams from other Hawaii military installations. Generally, teams practice during weekday afternoons and play games Saturday. Sportsmanship and positive guidance are key components to the sports programs. Fees will vary. The program is always looking for volunteer coaches. For more information, call 808-254-7473.

Kulia Teen Center: The Teen Center at Kaneohe Bay is for 10 to 17year olds. It is a chartered Boys & Girls Club and offers national programs. The center is open 2 to 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday; and closed Saturday and Sunday. Call 808-257-2030 for more information.

Contracted Classes: Dance and gymnastics, Goju Kan karate, hula and piano are offered.

  • Dance Movement Academy and K-Bay Gymnastics classes are for kids between the ages of 1 and 18. Classes are Monday through Saturday for areas of interest such as team gymnastics, cheerleading, tumbling and trampoline, jazz and tap dancing and hula. Fees vary.
  • Goju Kan Karate classes help in the development of fitness, mental discipline, self-confidence, self-control, balance and coordination. Classes are 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday for participants 7 to 17 years. Call 808-257-2030 to set up a free trial class.

Day Camps: Youth Activities day camps and specialty camps are offered during the school interims. This is a full-day care program in conjunction with the SAC program. Space is limited so register early. Specialty camps offered are weeklong camps, including sports camps, art and creativity camps, gymnastics and special interest camps. Camps are offered for different age groups. Registration starts the month before the school break. To participate CYTP membership is required.

Family Services


Marine & Family Services is a community-based division of Marine Corps Community Services that supports the individual Marine or sailor and their families. With a knowledgeable and experienced staff of social workers, educators and specialists, Marine & Family Services has something for everyone including employment aid, education, counseling and child care.

Child Care Programs

Programs for children provide hourly, part-day and full-day child care and education for children 6 weeks to 12 years of age. For program information, contact the Resource and Referral Office at 808-257-7430.

Family Child Care trains and certifies spouses to provide child care in their base quarters. FCC providers offer flexible child care hours and provide a small, intimate environment for children’s early development. If you are interested in becoming a certified FCC provider, call 808-257-5525. The FCC office is in Building 6111.

Marine Corps Base Hawaii boasts two Child Development Centers. The Kupulau CDC offers full-day and part-day programs for children 6 weeks to 5 years old. The Laulima CDC is also open for children 6 weeks to 5 years old. Families that are interested in placing their child in a CDC should contact the Resource & Referral Office at 808-257-7430.

Community Counseling Program

Building 216
MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay 808-257-7780

The Community Counseling Program provide a variety of programs and services to military members and their families to enhance life skills and improve their quality of life. This mission is accomplished through seminars, workshops, treatment groups, counseling and intervention services. Individual, marital and family counseling, provided by licensed professionals, is available by appointment.

Education Center

Building 220
MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay 808-257-2158

The Education Center provides services for active-duty service members, family members, veterans and DOD civilians, including test preparation, tuition assistance, on-base colleges and education resources.

Exceptional Family Member Program

Building 219
MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay 808-257-0290

The Exceptional Family Member Program ensures the needs of the exceptional family member are taken into consideration throughout the change of assignment process. These needs may include physical, emotional, developmental and medical components. Staff members will assist military members in the enrollment process and provide information on local military and community support programs.

A family member with special needs warrants a certain lifestyle, sacrifice and rewards. The EFMP staff is dedicated to ensure that all Marine and Navy families who have a special needs family member are provided with information and resources necessary to assist them.

The Support Group provides an opportunity for families to network informally and to receive valuable training on special needs issues.

For a list of EFMP resources, visit www.mccshawaii.com/efmp.

Family Member Employment Assistance Program

Building 579
MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay 808-257-8354

This program provides employment assistance and information about how to find employment in Hawaii for family members of Marines, sailors, reservists and retirees.

The Career Resource Management Center assists family members, retirees, reservists and active-duty personnel seeking employment. This is accomplished through services, seminars and special employment recruitment — at no cost.

CRMC has an extensive stock of career resource books. The subjects covered include resume instruction, college information, career fields and current professional topics and trends.

Information & Referral Program/Lending Locker

Looking for information and don’t know where to start? Information and Referral can help with knowledge of services and programs available at MCB Hawaii and civilian agencies in the local community, as well as national resources. Call 808-257-7786.

Marine Corps Family Team Building

Building 244
MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay 808-257-2087

Marine Corps Family Team Building enhances family readiness and provides internal support and resources to programs such as Lifestyle, Insights, Networking, Knowledge and Skills; Chaplains’ Religious Enrichment Operation; Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program; LifeSkills; Readiness and Deployment Support; and the Family Readiness Program.

Personal Financial Management Program

Building 220
MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay 808-257-7783

The goal of this program is to increase financial literacy, promote personal and family financial responsibility, support mission readiness for commands and educate Marines, sailors and their dependents on how to achieve financial success.

Transition Readiness Program

Building 219
MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay 808-257-7790

This program provides career and job-search assistance, occupational guidance and transition guidance information to separating and retiring service members and their families. Assistance is available for resume and federal application preparation, interview skills and a career resource center for career research and professional development.

Youth Activities

Youth Activities at Kaneohe Bay include School Age Care, School Age Care Day Camps and Youth Classes/Lessons. All youth participants must register with the Child and Youth Programs office and pay a membership fee before registering and paying for individual Youth Activities programs. For more information, call 808-257-7430.

School Age Care: The MCCS School Age Care Program provides before- and after-school care to children from kindergarten through sixth grade. Full-time care is offered on school waiver days, teacher work days and state holidays but is closed on federal holidays and weekends. Program hours are 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

School Age Care Day Camps: School Age Care Day Camps are available when there is a school holiday and during school intersessions. The SAC Day Camps offer a wide variety of fun and exciting activities, arts and crafts, field trips and special guest presentations.

School Liaison: The school liaison, in Building 216 supports and facilitates school transitions for Marine Corps families with school-age children, providing information to help families makes the best decisions for their children. The school liaison can help answer questions related to the Hawaii Department of Education, private schools and home schooling. Call 808-257-2019 for more information.

Youth Classes/Lessons:

  • Dance Movement Academy & K-Bay Gymnastics classes are for kids between the ages of 1 and 18. Classes are Monday through Saturday for areas of interest such as team gymnastics, cheerleading, tumbling and trampoline, jazz and tap dancing and hula. Fees vary.
  • Goju Kan Karate classes for participants 7 to 17 years help in the development of fitness, mental discipline, self-confidence, self-control, balance and coordination.
    Piano Lessons: Available for CYP member youth ages 5 to 17.

Dining

Hawaii 29_C MCB Hawaii Dining

 

For more information, visit www.mccshawaii.com/food.

Daily Grind: Open for breakfast and lunch from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, serving bagels, breakfast burritos, sandwiches and wraps. Telephone: 808-254-9500.

Fast Food: Fast food at Kaneohe Bay includes Taco Bell and Pizza Hut Express, Subway, PARMA and Chow Mein Express, Ninja Sushi, McDonald’s, Papa John’s Pizza, K-Bay’s Garden Restaurant and Aloha Grab & Go! Food Truck.

Flying Leatherneck Inn: next to the MCAS flight line, Building 6823, B Street, offers a fast-casual menu of breakfast favorites, sandwiches, salads, and foods hot off the grill from 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 808-254-5828.

K-Bay Catering: Host your next event on the beautiful Windward side of Oahu with catering provided by The Officers’ Club. Visitwww.kbaycatering.com for more information. Telephone: 808-254-0905.

Kahuna’s Sports Bar and Grill: The hub for live entertainment, dancing and shooting pool, Kahuna’s Sports Bar and Grill — open to all E-5 and below — has a great snack menu featuring pizzas, poppers, nachos and chicken wings. Telephone: 808-254-7660.

Lava Java Coffee Cart: Conveniently located outside the base theater, the cart offers beverages, soups, breakfast burritos, hot dogs, fresh-baked muffins and brownies from 6:30 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday.

Non-Commissioned Enlisted Club: Breakfast specials, grilled foods, sandwiches, salads, snacks and beverages are available. All ranks welcome. Telephone: 808-254-5592.

Officers’ Club at Kaneohe Bay: With the Pacific Ocean and the Klipper Golf Course as the backdrop, dining at the Officers’ Club is a treat for lunch or dinner. Ranks E-6 and above are invited to enjoy daily lunch buffets or a la carte menu, dinner buffets such as the Mongolian barbecue night and the popular Sunday Champagne brunch. Telephone: 808-254-7650.

Staff Non-Commissioned Officers Club: Located behind the Klipper Golf Course, the SNCO Club is exclusively available for E-6 to E-9. The Rocker Room holds several flat-screen TVs, pool tables and a koa wood bar. An outside lanai is accessible from the bar. Telephone: 808-254-5592.

Starbucks: Serving handcrafted coffee and tea beverages as well as pastries and sandwiches. Telephone: 808-254-7475.

Strikers Grill & Tap: One of the best-kept secrets aboard base is Strikers Grill & Tap inside K-Bay Lanes. The snack bar is open daily for lunch and in the evenings and weekends. Sandwiches, burgers and plate lunches are made fresh to order. The weekly lunch special is available from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Telephone: 808-254-7663.

Sunset Lanai: at Camp H.M. Smith features the island’s most panoramic view from Diamond Head to the Waianae Coast. This all-hands facility is a great place to get together with friends. Full-service parties and banquets are the specialty at Sunset Lanai, where a newly renovated space can accommodate up to 300 guests. Mongolian barbecue is served 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday; the bar is open5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 3:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, and catered banquets can be reserved for any day of the week. For reservations, call 808-484-9322.

Dining

Hawaii Marine Corps MCB Hawaii Dining

For more information, visit www.mccshawaii.com/food.

Daily Grind: Open for breakfast and lunch, serving bagels, breakfast burritos, sandwiches and wraps. Telephone: 808-254-9500.

Fast Food: Fast food at Kaneohe Bay includes Taco Bell and Pizza Hut Express, Subway, PARMA and Chow Mein Express, Ninja Sushi, McDonald’s, Papa John’s Pizza, Starbucks and L&L Hawaiian Grill. For more information, visit www.mccshawaii.com/fastfood.

K-Bay Catering: Host your next event on the beautiful Windward side of Oahu with catering provided by The Officers’ Club. Visit www.kbaycatering.com for more information.

Kahuna’s Sports Bar and Grill: The hub for live entertainment, dancing and shooting pool, Kahuna’s Sports Bar and Grill — open to all E-5 and below — has a great snack menu featuring pizzas, poppers, nachos and chicken wings. Telephone: 808-254-7660.

Lava Java Coffee Cart: Conveniently located outside the base theater, the cart offers beverages, soups, breakfast burritos, hot dogs, fresh-baked muffins and brownies.

Officers’ Club at Kaneohe Bay: Ranks E-6 and above are invited to enjoy daily lunch buffets or a la carte menu, dinner buffets such as the Mongolian barbecue night and the popular Sunday Champagne brunch. Telephone: 808-254-7650.

Samuel Adams Sports Grill: The grill, at the Kaneohe Klipper Golf Center, offers breakfast, lunch and dinner for both dine-in and take-out. Open to all hands. Telephone: 808-254-5592

Staff Non-commissioned Officers Club: Located behind the Klipper Golf Course, the SNCO Club is exclusively available for E-6 to E-9. The Rocker Room holds several flat-screen TVs, pool tables and a koa wood bar. An outside lanai is accessible from the bar. Telephone: 808-254-5592.

Starbucks: Serving handcrafted coffee and tea beverages as well as pastries and sandwiches in the Mokapu Mall. Telephone: 808-254-7475.

Strikers Grill & Tap: Inside K-Bay Lanes, the snack bar’s sandwiches, burgers and plate lunches are made fresh to order. Telephone: 808-254-7663.

Taco Bell & Pizza Hut Express: Inside the Mokapu Mall, serving tacos, burritos, salads, personal pan pizzas and breadsticks. Telephone: 808-254-7090

See Camp H.M. Smith’s dining facilities, including Aloha Kitchen, Flying Leatherneck Inn and The Sunset Lanai.

Shopping and Services

Hawaii 29_C MCB Hawaii Shopping and Services

 

MCCS’s Retail Division accommodates the diverse tastes of shoppers within the base community.

Aloha Key & Award Shop

Mokapu Mall, Building 6477 808-254-2909
Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday; closed Sunday and holidays
Aloha Key & Award Shop features awards, engraving, gifts and keys.

Barbershop

Mokapu Mall, Building 6477 808-254-6588
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. holidays

Beauty Shop

Mokapu Mall, Building 6477 808-254-6585
Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

Dive Shop

Building 1255 808-924-3483
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

Dry Cleaning and Laundry

MCX Annex, Building 1090 808-254-3392
Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday and holidays

Enterprise CarShare

Mokapu Mall, Building 6477 877-599-3227

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Mokapu Mall, Building 6477 808-254-0808
Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday

Firestone Tire & Service Center

Building 1667 808-254-2258
Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

Flight Line Marine Mart

Building 6797
MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay 808-254-7676
Hours: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, closed holidays

Offering grab-and-go products, hot meal items, sushi, pastries, desserts, freshly brewed coffee, sundries and groceries — something for everyone. It is at the corner of First andB streets.

Florist

Mokapu Mall, Building 6477 808-254-5034
Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday

GameStop

Mokapu Mall, Building 6477 808-254-3171
Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday

Gas & More

Building 1667 808-254-2775

Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. holidays

Keep your car running smoothly with quality auto parts from Gas & More. Next to the Gas Lanes at Kaneohe Bay, Gas & More carries name-brand parts and supplies at value prices as well as beverages, snacks and convenience items.

Gas Lanes

Kaneohe Bay, Building 1667 808-254-2775
Kaneohe Bay Marine Mart,
Building 6766A 808-254-7670

Kaneohe Bay offers quick and convenient places to fill up your tank at a value. All Gas Lanes feature self-service lanes open 24/7 for credit card purchases.

GNC

Mokapu Mall, Building 6477 808-254-2600
Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday and holidays

H&R Block Tax Services

Mokapu Mall, Building 6477 808-254-1314
Hours: During tax season (January to April) 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday; during the offseason (May to December) 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday

K-Bay Auto Detailing

Building 1667 808-864-3605
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday through Saturday

K-Bay Auto Detailing features professional auto detailing services.

Marine Corps Exchange

Building 6109, MCB Hawaii,
Kaneohe Bay 808-254-3890
Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday and holidays

Your Marine Corps Exchange is a full-line retail store offering the latest in men’s and women’s fashions, children’s wear, Hawaiian gifts and food products, housewares, home electronics, shoes, sporting goods and more. Conveniently next to Mokapu Mall and the commissary, the MCX stands out as one of the most prominent features of the base.

Marine Corps Exchange Annex

Building 1090
MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay 808-254-7616
Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday and holidays

The MCX Annex is a shopping oasis with indoor and outdoor furniture, a Toyland for the keiki (kids), items for the family pet and a selection of other around-the-house-and-beyond items. Check out the annex’s selection of patio, living, dining and bedroom sets, as well as Energy Star appliances. Stop by the Good-To-Grow self-serve garden area to select the right tools to landscape your yard.

Marine Mart

Building 3071
MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay 808-254-7670
Hours: 6 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Saturday

The Marine Mart is a popular stop-and-shop facility aboard MCB Hawaii. From fine wines and imported beers and spirits to a stocked food service counter serving hot meal items, pastries and desserts, the Marine Mart offers quick, convenient shopping for your day-to-day needs. The Marine Mart offers convenience items, groceries and sundries for a day at the beach, on the water or around the island.

Massage Therapy

Kaneohe Bay, Semper Fit Center 808-254-7597
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday

Military Clothing Sales Store

Building 1090, MCB Hawaii,
Kaneohe Bay 808-254-7616, ext. 241
Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday and holidays

From Alphas to zinc-coated insignia, Marines and sailors pride themselves on staying sharp in uniform. Replace those green or white T-shirts, belt buckles or covers at the Military Clothing Sales Store, adjacent to the MCX Annex. Did you earn a promotion? You will need to purchase that new rank insignia. Everything you need for your Marine and most Navy uniforms can be obtained here. The store also includes a Warrior Library with books from the commandant’s reading list. Don’t wait until the day before an inspection to perfect your uniform — stop by the Military Clothing Sales Store today.

Onyx Salon

Mokapu Mall, Building 6477 808-254-6585
Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday and holidays

Redbox DVD Rentals

Outside Marine Mart, Building 3071 byGas Lanes
Exchange Annex, Building 1090, between Wiki Wiki Market and Papa John’s Pizza
Outside Gas & More, Building 1667, next to Gas Lanes
Hours: 24/7

Tailor Shop

MCX Annex, Building 1090 808-254-6721
Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday

UPS Store

Mokapu Mall, Building 6477 808-254-3805
Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday

Wash ’N Go

Building 6648 808-254-2775
After-hours emergency 808-479-2442

Adjacent to Gas & More, this facility includes three self-service wash bays, an open truck wash area and an automatic drive-thru wash bay. Car washes may be purchased 24 hours a day.

Wiki Wiki Market

Building 1090
MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay 808-254-7616
Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday and holidays

In Hawaiian, “wiki wiki” means “quick” or “fast.” This one-stop shop is a convenient facility to visit if you are stopping by the annex next door or happen to be driving by. Here, you will find a selection of food items, basic household goods, sundries, gifts and cards as well as fresh coffee daily.

Shopping and Services

Hawaii Marine Corps MCB Hawaii Shopping and Services
MCCS’s Retail Division accommodates the diverse tastes of shoppers within the base community.

Aloha Key & Award Shop
Mokapu Mall, Building 6477 808-254-2909
Aloha Key & Award Shop features awards, engraving, gifts and keys.

Barbershop
Mokapu Mall, Building 6477 808-254-6588

Dive Shop
Building 1255 808-924-3483

Dry Cleaning and Laundry
MCX Annex, Building 1090 808-254-3392

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Mokapu Mall, Building 6477 808-254-0808

Firestone Complete Auto Care
Building 1667 808-254-2258

Flight Line Marine Mart
Building 6797
MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay 808-254-7676

Offering grab-and-go products, hot meal items, sushi, pastries, desserts, freshly brewed coffee, sundries and groceries — something for everyone. It is at the corner of First and
B streets.

Florist
Mokapu Mall, Building 6477 808-254-5034

GameStop
Mokapu Mall, Building 6477 808-254-3171

Gas & More
Building 1667 808-254-2775

Keep your car running smoothly with quality auto parts from Gas & More. Next to the Gas Lanes at Kaneohe Bay, Gas & More carries name-brand parts and supplies at value prices as well as beverages, snacks and convenience items.

Gas Lanes
Kaneohe Bay, Building 1667 808-254-2775
Kaneohe Bay Marine Mart,
Building 3701 808-254-7670

Kaneohe Bay offers quick and convenient places to fill up your tank at a value. All Gas Lanes feature self-service lanes open 24/7 for credit card purchases.

GNC
Mokapu Mall, Building 6477 808-254-2600

H&R Block Tax Services
Mokapu Mall, Building 6477 808-254-1314

K-Bay Auto Detailing
Building 1667 808-864-3605

K-Bay Auto Detailing features professional auto detailing services.

Marine Corps Exchange
Building 6109, MCB Hawaii,
Kaneohe Bay 808-254-3890

Your Marine Corps Exchange is a full-line retail store offering the latest in men’s and women’s fashions, children’s wear, Hawaiian gifts and food products, housewares, home electronics, shoes, sporting goods and more. Conveniently next to Mokapu Mall and the commissary, the MCX stands out as one of the most prominent features of the base.

Marine Corps Exchange Annex
Building 1090
MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay 808-254-7616

The MCX Annex is a shopping oasis with indoor and outdoor furniture, a Toyland for the keiki (kids), items for the family pet and a selection of other around-the-house-and-beyond items. Check out the annex’s selection of patio, living, dining and bedroom sets, as well as Energy Star appliances. Stop by the Good-To-Grow self-serve garden area to select the right tools to landscape your yard.

Marine Mart
Building 3071
MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay 808-254-7670

The Marine Mart is a popular stop-and-shop facility aboard MCB Hawaii. From fine wines and imported beers and spirits to a stocked food service counter serving hot meal items, pastries and desserts, the Marine Mart offers quick, convenient shopping for your day-to-day needs. The Marine Mart offers convenience items, groceries and sundries for a day at the beach, on the water or around the island.

Massage Therapy
Kaneohe Bay, Semper Fit Center 808-254-7597

Military Clothing Store
Building 1090, MCB Hawaii,
Kaneohe Bay 808-254-7616, ext. 241

From Alphas to zinc-coated insignia, Marines and sailors pride themselves on staying sharp in uniform. Replace those green or white T-shirts, belt buckles or covers at the Military Clothing Store, adjacent to the MCX Annex. Did you earn a promotion? You will need to purchase that new rank insignia. Everything you need for your Marine and most Navy uniforms can be obtained here. The store also includes a Warrior Library with books from the commandant’s reading list. Don’t wait until the day before an inspection to perfect your uniform — stop by the Military Clothing Store today.

Onyx Salon
Mokapu Mall, Building 6477 808-254-6585

Tailor Shop
MCX Annex, Building 1090 808-254-6721

UPS Store
Mokapu Mall, Building 6477 808-254-3805

Wash ’N Go
Building 6648 808-254-2775

Adjacent to Gas & More, this facility includes three self-service wash bays, an open truck wash area and an automatic drive-thru wash bay.

Wiki Wiki Market
Building 1090
MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay 808-254-7616

In Hawaiian, “wiki wiki” means “quick” or “fast.” This one-stop shop is a convenient facility to visit if you are stopping by the annex next door or happen to be driving by. Here, you will find a selection of food items, basic household goods, sundries, gifts and cards as well as fresh coffee daily.

Recreation

Hawaii 29_C MCB Hawaii Recreation

 

Hawaii is a recreational paradise. With a beautiful year-round climate, warm ocean waters, sandy beaches, mountains, forests, parks and other facilities, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Outdoor recreation opportunities are available through your Marine Corps Community Services departments, including rentals for beach and sports equipment, golf, sailing, racket sports, volleyball, scuba diving and much more.

For more information, visit www.mccshawaii.com.

Beach Cottages

Enjoy the serenity and beauty of Kaneohe Bay and the Pacific Ocean from a beach cottage. All units have a full kitchen, two bedrooms, a living room, cable TV, a lanai and a barbecue grill. Kaneohe Bay Beach Cottages are the perfect getaway for the whole family and out-of-town guests. For reservations, call 808-254-2806.

Beach Picnics and Camping

Marine Corps Base Hawaii offers some of the most scenic beaches on the island for picnic and camping sites. Pyramid Rock, Hale Koa and Fort Hase beaches are available by reservations for picnics and parties from dawn to dusk. Hale Koa Beach may also be reserved for overnight camping. All beaches have picnic pavilions and barbecue grills. Reservations are available from the Outdoor Recreation Equipment Center office. Call 808-254-7666 for more information.

Bowling

K-Bay Lanes provides a healthy environment for the whole family. The bowling center houses a snack bar, video game room and vending machines. This smoke-free facility has 24 lanes with automatic pinsetters and scorers. K-Bay Lanes offers two mixed leagues for adults and a Saturday-morning league for children. For those pint-sized bowlers, there are special “bumper” bowling lanes to guarantee a fun bowling experience, as well as bowling birthday parties. Call 808-254-7693 for more information.

Fitness Centers

Semper Fit Center, Kaneohe Bay, is committed to promoting wellness and fitness for the entire Marine Corps family. The Semper Fit Center, in Building 3037, is a full-service fitness center providing the latest in weight machines, free weights, steppers, treadmills, Nordic Tracks and rowers. The facility also houses a basketball court, racquetball courts, a volleyball court and a state-of-the-art aerobic studio. Locker rooms and saunas are available free. Hours are 4 a.m. to midnight Monday through Friday, and 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and holidays. Call 808-254-7597 for more information.

Satellite Fitness Centers: One satellite fitness center is in Building 1033, and another is at the flight line mini gym at Building 301. Free weights and weight machines are available for use at these locations.

Golf Courses

Kaneohe Bay Klipper
Golf Course 808-254-3220

The Kaneohe Bay Klipper Golf Course, ranked the third-best military golf course in the world, is an 18-hole championship golf course with separate driving range, chipping green and putting green. Experience this golfer’s paradise where the Ko’olau Mountains frame the front nine and the Pacific coastline spans the back nine. The Kaneohe Bay Klipper course features additional services including golf lessons, a junior golf program, a well-stocked pro shop, rental equipment and a sports grill offering a range of refreshments.

Library

Marine Corps Base Hawaii is equipped with a full-service library at Kaneohe Bay. The library includes fiction and nonfiction books, DVDs, video games, e-readers and digital tablets. The library also includes computers and internet access, Wi-Fi service and online databases that include downloadable e-books, test prep assistance and language-learning courses. The library offers separate sections for young adults, children, reference, Hawaii-based materials and a Marine Corps section with the commandant’s professional reading collection. The library also offers programming for all ages. Call the Kaneohe Bay library at 808-254-7624.

Marina

Base Marina: A sapphire-blue bay, surrounded by majestic mountains, is home to the Marine Corps Base Hawaii’s marina. The marina, on scenic Kaneohe Bay, offers activities for water sports enthusiasts. Enjoy a day of sailing and sightseeing in one of our sailboats, powerboats or, for larger parties, our pontoon boats. Boats are available for rent, including sailboats, water ski boats, fishing boats and kayaks. Classes on boating and sailing are available year-round for every skill level. For boat owners, the marina pier has a boat storage area, and two boat-launch ramps are provided for easy access. For more information, call 808-254-7666.

Hawaiian Water Training: Designed to promote unit cohesiveness and enhance confidence in the water, Hawaiian Water Training is a fun alternative to regular unit workouts. Introductory lessons are offered in stand-up paddleboard, kayak and outrigger canoe. Hawaiian Water Training is offered by MCCS at no charge to all MCB Hawaii units. Call 808-254-7667 for more information.

Movie Theater

Enjoy the latest Hollywood blockbusters at the base theater. The theater offers movies the whole family will enjoy. Popcorn, snacks and beverages are available at the snack bar. There is one show Wednesday evenings, double features are Friday and Saturday nights, and Sundays feature a matinee and an evening showing. For more information, call 808-254-7642.

Outdoor Recreation

The Outdoor Recreation & Equipment Center is designed for campers, beachgoers and outdoor enthusiasts. The Outdoor Recreation & Equipment Center features water activity, recreation equipment and party rentals at low daily rates. The center is at the Base Marina. Call 808-254-7666 for more information.

Pools and Beaches

MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay boasts two pools. Water classes are offered throughout the year. For ocean swimming, snorkeling, surfing and body boarding, head to one of four beautiful beaches: Hale Koa, Fort Hase, North Beach and Pyramid Rock. Lifeguards are provided at the latter two locations. For more information, call 808-254-7655.

Singles Programs

Single Marine and Sailor Program is a quality-of-life program aimed at providing resources and recreational activities specifically designed for single and unaccompanied Marines and sailors stationed at MCB Hawaii. The Kahuna’s Recreation Center houses a lounge area with an 80-inch, surround-sound TV, computers, video games, stereo system, snack machines and a reading area. Evening and weekend activities include off-base excursions to local attractions and special events, as well as MCCS activities on base. Call 808-254-7593 for more information.

Skating

Hawaii Loa Skate Park: Located adjacent to the tennis courts at Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii Loa Skate Park is the ideal location for beginner to intermediate skateboard and roller-skating enthusiasts. Skaters are asked to wear the proper safety equipment to fully enjoy this park. Call 808-254-7595 for more information.

Inline Hockey Rink: The center of activity for youth and adults. To reserve the rink, call the Semper Fit Center at 808-254-7597. For information on inline hockey leagues for youths, call Youth Sports at 808-254-7473.

Ticket Office

The Information, Tickets & Tours Office provides special military rates and discounts on airline tickets, dinner cruises, luaus, sports events, theme park attractions, newly added mainland cruises and other exciting offerings. It is in the Mokapu Mall, between the Marine Corps Exchange and commissary. For more information, call 808-254-7563.

Tradewind Travel is available as a full-service travel agency to help you find the lowest airfare, hotel and other rates for the perfect vacation getaway. Call 808-254-7413 for more information.

Tiki Island

A tropical-themed fun park, Tiki Island offers miniature golf, bumper boats, a snack bar and arrangements for special events and birthday parties. Inquire for pricing at 808-254-1601. Summer hours (June 1 to Aug. 4) are noon to 8 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and federal holidays. It is closed Monday through Wednesday in the summer. Winter hours (Aug. 5 to May 31) are 3 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. federal holidays. It is closed Monday through Thursday in the winter.

Miniature Golf: Tiki Island has two tropical-themed miniature golf courses set in a lush oasis: the Koa (fearless) Course and the Noa (freedom) Course. Check in at the activities desk for clubs, balls and scorecards. Children under age 6 must be accompanied by an adult (16 and older).

Batting Cage: All patrons may use the new automatic pitching machine for free. Bring a bat or borrow a bat and helmet at the front desk. Hardball only.

Bumper Boats: Want to go on a bumpy ride? You will love this attraction. Electrical-powered bumper boats with squirt guns will add a splash to your day. Children 43 inches or under must be accompanied by a driver 16 years or older. Check in at the activities desk for use of the Tiki Island bumper boats.

Snack Bar: Tiki Island offers an assortment of cold beverages, coffee, hot dogs, nachos, ice cream, popcorn and other munchies for your enjoyment.

Birthday and Party Packages: Packages are available in three-hour blocks.

Ask about renting the Tiki mascot for your next event. Call 808-254-1601.

Recreation

Hawaii Marine Corps MCB Hawaii Recreation
Hawaii is a recreational paradise. With a beautiful year-round climate, warm ocean waters, sandy beaches, mountains, forests, parks and other facilities, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Outdoor recreation opportunities are available through your Marine Corps Community Services departments, including rentals for beach and sports equipment, golf, sailing, racket sports, volleyball, scuba diving and much more.

For more information, visit www.mccshawaii.com/recreation.

Aqua Zone

Oahu’s favorite dive center with more than 30 years of experience. Call 808-924-3483 for more information.

Beach Cottages

Enjoy the serenity and beauty of Kaneohe Bay and the Pacific Ocean from a beach cottage. All units have a full kitchen, two bedrooms, a living room, cable TV, a lanai and a barbecue grill. Kaneohe Bay Beach Cottages are the perfect getaway for the whole family and out-of-town guests. For reservations, call 808-254-2806.

Beach Picnics and Camping

Marine Corps Base Hawaii offers some of the most scenic beaches on the island for picnic and camping sites. Pyramid Rock, Hale Koa and Fort Hase beaches are available by reservations for picnics and parties from dawn to dusk. Hale Koa Beach may also be reserved for overnight camping. All beaches have picnic pavilions and barbecue grills. Reservations are available from the Outdoor Recreation Equipment Center office. Call 808-254-7666 for more information.

Bowling

K-Bay Lanes provides a healthy environment for the whole family. The bowling center houses a snack bar, video game room and vending machines. This smoke-free facility has 24 lanes with automatic pinsetters and scorers. K-Bay Lanes offers leagues for adults and a Saturday-morning league for children. For those pint-sized bowlers, there are special “bumper” bowling lanes to guarantee a fun bowling experience, as well as bowling birthday parties. Call 808-254-7693 for more information.

Fitness Centers

Semper Fit Center, Kaneohe Bay, is committed to promoting wellness and fitness for the entire Marine Corps family. The Semper Fit Center, in Building 3037, is a full-service fitness center providing the latest in weight machines, free weights, steppers, treadmills, Nordic Tracks and rowers. The facility also houses a basketball court, racquetball courts, a volleyball court and a state-of-the-art aerobic studio. Locker rooms and saunas are available free. Call 808-254-7597 for more information.

Semper Fit Center, Kulia is in Buidling 6753. Call the front desk at 808-257-3822.

Satellite Fitness Centers: One satellite fitness center is in Building 1033, and another is at the flight line mini gym at Building 301. Free weights and weight machines are available for use at these locations.

Golf

Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course 808-254-1745

The Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course, ranked the third-best military golf course in the world, is an 18-hole championship golf course with separate driving range, chipping green and putting green. Experience this golfer’s paradise where the Ko’olau Mountains frame the front nine and the Pacific coastline spans the back nine. The Klipper Golf Center features additional services including golf lessons, a junior golf program, a well-stocked pro shop, rental equipment and a sports grill offering a range of refreshments.

Library

Marine Corps Base Hawaii is equipped with a full-service library at Kaneohe Bay. The library includes fiction and nonfiction books, DVDs, video games, e-readers and digital tablets. The library also includes computers and internet access, Wi-Fi service and online databases that include downloadable e-books, test prep assistance and language-learning courses. The library offers separate sections for young adults, children, reference, Hawaii-based materials and a Marine Corps section with the commandant’s professional reading collection. The library also offers programming for all ages. Call the Kaneohe Bay library at 808-254-7624.

Marina

The Marina: The marina, on scenic Kaneohe Bay, offers activities for water sports enthusiasts. Enjoy a day of sailing and sightseeing in one of the sailboats, powerboats or pontoon boats. Boats are available for rent, including sailboats, water ski boats, fishing boats and kayaks. Classes on boating and sailing are available year-round for every skill level. For boat owners, the marina pier has a boat storage area, and two boat-launch ramps are provided for easy access. For more information, call 808-254-7666.

Movie Theater

Enjoy the latest Hollywood blockbusters at K-Bay Theater. It offers movies the whole family will enjoy. Popcorn, snacks and beverages are available at the snack bar. Call the movie hotline at 808-254-7642.

Outdoor Recreation

The Outdoor Recreation & Equipment Center is designed for campers, beachgoers and outdoor enthusiasts. It features water activity, recreation equipment and party rentals at low daily rates. The center is at the Base Marina. Call 808-254-7666 for more information.

Pools and Beaches

MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay boasts two pools. Water classes are offered throughout the year. For ocean swimming, snorkeling, surfing and body boarding, head to one of four beautiful beaches: Hale Koa, Fort Hase, North Beach and Pyramid Rock. For more information, call 808-254-7655.

Singles Programs

Single Marine & Sailor Program is a quality-of-life program aimed at providing resources and recreational activities specifically designed for single and unaccompanied Marines and sailors stationed at MCB Hawaii. The Kahuna’s Recreation Center (808-254-7660) houses a lounge area with an 80-inch, surround-sound TV, computers, video games, stereo system, snack machines and a reading area. Evening and weekend activities include off-base excursions to local attractions and special events, as well as MCCS activities on base. Call 808-254-7593 for more information.

Skating

Hawaii Loa Skate Park: Located adjacent to the tennis courts at Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii Loa Skate Park is the ideal location for beginner to intermediate skateboard and roller-skating enthusiasts. Skaters are asked to wear the proper safety equipment to fully enjoy this park. Call 808-254-7595 for more information.

Tennis

K-Bay Tennis Club offers adult and junior programs, private and semi-private lessons, parent-child classes and a Tennis Shop in Building 1255. Call 808-258-8081.

Tickets

The Information, Tickets & Tours Office provides special military rates and discounts on airline tickets, dinner cruises, luaus, sports events, theme park attractions, newly added mainland cruises and other exciting offerings. It is in the Mokapu Mall, between the Marine Corps Exchange and commissary. For more information, call 808-254-7563.

Tradewind Travel is available as a full-service travel agency to help you find the lowest airfare, hotel and other rates for the perfect vacation getaway. Call 808-254-7413 for more information.

Tiki Island

A tropical-themed fun park, Tiki Island offers miniature golf, bumper boats, a batting cage, a snack bar and arrangements for special events and birthday parties. Inquire for pricing at 808-254-1601.

Miniature Golf: Tiki Island has two tropical-themed miniature golf courses set in a lush oasis: the Koa (fearless) Course and the Noa (freedom) Course. Check in at the activities desk for clubs, balls and scorecards. Children under age 6 must be accompanied by an adult (16 and older).

Batting Cage: All patrons may use the new automatic pitching machine for free. Bring a bat or borrow a bat and helmet at the front desk. Hardball only.

Bumper Boats: Want to go on a bumpy ride? Electrical-powered bumper boats with squirt guns will add a splash to your day. Children 43 inches or under must be accompanied by a driver 16 years or older. Check in at the activities desk for use of the Tiki Island bumper boats.

Snack Bar: Tiki Island offers an assortment of cold beverages, coffee, hot dogs, nachos, ice cream, popcorn and other munchies for your enjoyment.

History

Hawaii 29_C MCB Hawaii History

 

Marine Corps Base Hawaii

MCB Hawaii is composed of the base in Kaneohe Bay on the Mokapu Peninsula, Camp H.M. Smith in Halawa Heights, Manana Family Housing, the Pearl City Warehouse Annex, Pu’uloa Range Complex near Ewa Beach and Marine Corps Training Area Bellows beside Waimanalo. The two major installations are at Kaneohe Bay and Camp H.M. Smith. MCB Hawaii is headquartered at Kaneohe Bay on windward Oahu.

Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay

Mokapu Peninsula

The human history of Mokapu Peninsula spans at least 1,000 years and is as diverse as the backgrounds of those who call Hawaii home. The story of Mokapu includes accounts of people, gods and the supernatural, tales of events that have proved to be of international importance and records the experiences of those who have lived within the wealth and limitations of island resources.

Archaeological evidence confirms human presence on Mokapu Peninsula since the13th century A.D., when inhabitants would have enjoyed an area rich in natural resources, including seabirds, seaweed, shellfish and sea turtles. The archaeological record reflects only intermittent and temporary ancient use of Mokapu Peninsula.

By the 1400s, the Polynesian settlers had established permanent homes throughout the islands, including at Mokapu. They cleared native vegetation to construct homes and plant crops and built many small ko’a (fishing shrines) along the western coastline of Mokapu Peninsula, larger heiau (Hawaiian temples) on promontories and stone platforms and enclosures as foundations for pole-and-thatch houses. The early Hawaiians altered many shallow marine and marsh areas to create walled fishponds (loko i’a) where they could raise fish to be harvested.

The U.S. military history of the base dates to 1918 when, on the eastern shore of the peninsula, the area was commissioned as Kuwa’ahoe Military Reservation and later renamed Fort Hase. The U.S. Navy started development of the western side of the peninsula in 1938 as NAS Kaneohe.

During the attack on Pearl Harbor, a Kaneohe-based sailor named John Finn shot down one of the first Japanese planes and was later cited for his heroic actions. He became one of the first Medal of Honor recipients during World War II.

After the war, Fort Hase was rapidly emptied and NAS Kaneohe activities were reduced to limited air operations, a small security detachment and a federal communications center. Activities at NAS Kaneohe, however, continued with limited air operations and a small security detachment and a federal communications center remained. In May 1949, the Navy decommissioned and closed NAS Kaneohe Bay. All property (except buildings) was transferred to NAS Barbers Point. The Navy put Mokapu Peninsula land up for lease, but no interested parties came forward. By June 1950, only a small security detail remained.

In 1951, the station was proposed as an ideal site for combined air-ground team, so the Marines negotiated for control of the former naval air station. On Jan. 15, 1952, Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay was commissioned. The air station played an integral part in support of the American military’s efforts throughout the Pacific region between 1965 and the early 1990s.

In April 1994, the Marine Corps consolidated all of its installations and facilities in Hawaii under a single command — Marine Corps Base Hawaii, headquartered on the base in Kaneohe Bay. In October of that year, the Marine Corps deactivated the 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade and redesignated several of its units as part of III Marine Expeditionary Force, Hawaii. These units became tenants aboard MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay; their parent command, III Marine Expeditionary Force, remains headquartered in Okinawa, Japan.

Today, MCB Hawaii continues to serve as a fully functional operational and training base for U.S. Marine Corps forces. The commander’s vision is for MCB Hawaii to be the installation of choice for the warfighter: to continue to meet and exceed the expectations of those who use its facilities and services.

Planning Your Move

Hawaii_2018_Summer_Fall_ Ft Shafter_Planning Your MoveRelocating to a new home can be one of the most stressful situations in life. Whether moving across town or the nation, preparation and organization make all the difference. For military moves, visit www.move.mil for information about moving resources and to learn about the allowances and responsibilities of a military-sponsored move.

The first step should be to inventory your personal belongings. The list, with photographs of any valuables, will be important for both insurance purposes and to help keep you organized during transit.

Plan for one full day to pack each room — though the kitchen and garage may take longer. Make a rough estimate of your packing schedule and then add 50 percent more time. It always takes longer than predicted to pack. Toss or donate unused items to lighten your load. Visit www.goodwill.org, www.salvationarmyusa.org or www.clothingdonations.org for locations near you or to arrange a pickup.

Pack for success:

  • Consider what you are packing and control box weight. Books should go in small boxes while bedding can easily fill a larger box.
  • Wrap fragile items with cardboard dividers, tissue paper or air bubble wrapping.
  • Use bright colors when wrapping small items so they don’t get thrown out accidentally.
  • Use crumpled paper or newspaper to line the top and bottom of boxes.
  • Tape a copy of your inventory list to boxes to identify what’s inside and where it should go.

 

SPONSORS

The key to a successful transition is your sponsor. Commands are required to provide you with a sponsor to ease your transition during your move. Your sponsor at your new duty station can assist you in many ways such as helping arrange your Temporary Lodging Allowance, providing transportation from the airport to temporary quarters, helping make pet quarantine arrangements, showing you around the base and giving you general information about the community and on-base facilities.

Your sponsor has probably lived here for a while and can assist you in finding the best places to live, schools, education, recreation and important information for pets. Contact your sponsor as soon as possible before leaving for Hawaii.

A sponsor is assigned by a newcomer’s gaining unit and helps the newcomer before, during and after a move. If you haven’t been assigned a sponsor, you can request a sponsor through your new unit. Units try to match sponsors and service members by rank and family status.

If you do not receive a sponsor, visit www.militaryinstallations.dod.mil. Other sources of information include your local military and family support center at your current command.

PETS

If you are planning to bring a pet to Hawaii, it is imperative that you or your sponsor email the state’s Animal Quarantine Station at rabiesfree@hawaii.gov for a copy of the animal quarantine packet. Hawaii is a rabies-free state and has a strict quarantine law; required documents must be received by Hawaii’s Animal Quarantine Station at least 30 days prior to arrival. For more information, visit the Animal Quarantine Branch’s FAQ page at http://hdoa.hawaii.gov/ai/aqs/faq-for-animal-quarantine.

Pet restrictions apply to families living on the installation in privatized housing. Inquire with your housing office for information.

Moves are stressful for everyone — including the family pet. Pets can sense stress and a change in routine can be difficult for them. If possible, keep your pets in a quiet, secure area while movers pack up or unload your belongings. Movers will have your door open while they move boxes and furniture, and a pet may slip out the door undetected. Make sure you keep a collar with an ID tag on your pet at all times. Ensure the tag has your current phone number on it. It is also a good idea to microchip your pets. Remember to keep the microchip’s contact information up-to-date. If your pet escapes during any part of your move, you want the animal shelter that scans the chip to be able to contact you.

ARRANGING HOUSEHOLD GOODS SHIPMENTS

As soon as you are alerted to your upcoming permanent change of station move, you can start getting your house and family ready. Clean up and get rid of junk. Hold a yard sale or donate serviceable items you no longer need. Gather important family records.

If you are moving overseas, begin to plan what items will go in unaccompanied baggage, in your household goods shipment and in permanent storage.

Accompanied members are authorized to ship their full weight allowance, but keep in mind that homes in Hawaii are sometimes smaller than those on the mainland. It may be best to leave personally owned ranges, refrigerators, washers, dryers, oversized furniture and cold-weather clothing and equipment in storage on the mainland. If you have any gas appliances (i.e., stove, dryer), you may want to consider selling or storing these before you arrive. Gas appliance fixtures do not exist in privatized family housing and are uncommon on the economy. Consider shipping lawn care equipment such as lawn mowers and weed eaters. These items are available for use to family housing residents through self-help stores but may not be available at the time you want them.

Unaccompanied members should contact their military shipping and personal property office to find out their shipping weight allowances.

Storage

In general, housing in Hawaii is smaller and of different design than most CONUS locations. Although Hawaii is a full weight allowance area for the shipment of household goods, it is a good idea to contact the housing office in Hawaii before PCSing for a pre-move assessment on what to ship and what to put into storage.

 

All base houses are equipped with an electric range, microwave oven and refrigerator. Government-owned appliances are not provided for use in off-base community housing.

The Joint Personal Property Shipping Office handles all Navy and Marine Corps household goods shipments. For more information, call 808-473-7750.

 

Unaccompanied Shipment/Express Shipment

You are authorized an unaccompanied baggage shipment (often called an express shipment). This shipment should be limited to clothing, linens, dishes, towels, cooking utensils and other housekeeping items. You may also ship cribs, playpens, baby carriages and articles necessary for the care of your children. Small radios, portable televisions, sewing machines and small appliances may also be shipped.

 

If you are residing in privatized housing and need temporary loaner furniture while awaiting delivery of your household goods, contact Ohana Military Communities at www.ohanamarinecorpscommunities.com/contact-us or call 808-839-8700 for information.

Marine Corps Community Services Hawaii provides relocation assistance and a lending locker program for newly arrived families. Kitchenware and other household items are available for checkout while you are waiting for your household goods or unaccompanied baggage. Email fmeaprs@usmc-mccs.org for the Lending Locker’s inventory information.

 

Automobile Shipments

Each service member is authorized to ship one privately owned vehicle at government expense. You must have permission from the lien holder to transport the vehicle to Hawaii. If the vehicle is co-registered, you must also show that person’s permission to ship the vehicle. If you are shipping a privately owned vehicle, it will require more time to arrive from the East Coast and Southeast portion of the continental United States. Allow at least three weeks for a vehicle to arrive from the West Coast.

All personal vehicles must be safety inspected and registered within 30 days after arrival. The City & County of Honolulu Pearl Harbor Satellite Vehicle Registration Office is at 1705 O’Malley Blvd., Building 192H, the former Hickam Control Center at O’Malley Gate. The office is open to all military personnel, their family members and civilian personnel who have base access. Appointments are mandatory; schedule online at https://jbphhwindow1.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php.

TEMPORARY LODGING

Be sure to make your reservations early. Hotel accommodations are usually plentiful except during high tourist seasons (December through March and May through August). Accommodations must be Temporary Lodging Allowance approved. TLA is authorized for all command-sponsored military personnel arriving on permanent change of station orders pending availability or completion of permanent living arrangements. TLA is an allowance to help offset the cost of living in hotels during your PCS move; it is not an advance but a reimbursement.

TLA commences the date your PCS orders are endorsed as having reported aboard, so have your orders endorsed with the time and date reported as soon as possible after arriving. You will not be reimbursed for temporary lodging prior to the report date endorsed on your orders.

 

MCB Hawaii, MCAS Kaneohe Bay

Just inside MCB Hawaii’s gate, Inns of the Corps Hawaii is close to the Marine Corps Exchange, the MCX Annex and is walking distance to the Marine Mart, Subway, the Enlisted Club, base pool, K-Bay Lanes and the base theater making it ideal for PCS families.

Rooms are equipped with a kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, dinnerware/utensils, hair dryer, iron, ironing board, TV, Wi-Fi, AC, daily housekeeping service and a complimentary hot breakfast. Rooms either have one king-sized bed, or two queen-sized beds. All authorized DOD cardholders are eligible to book a room; for reservations call 808-254-2806. For more information, visit http://mccshawaii.com/lodge.

The Cabanas at Kaneohe Bay, located right at the water, offer upscale camping facilities that are air-conditioned and equipped with one king or two queen beds, TV, mini refrigerator and sink. The on-site community men’s and women’s restrooms have bathroom and shower stalls, changing areas with benches and are secured through guest room key card. No pets are allowed at The Cabanas. For more information, call 808-254-2806 or go to http://mccshawaii.com/cabanas.

For short-term renters, seven days or less, The Cottages at Kaneohe Bay offer two-bedroom, one-bath units with a kitchen, living and dining area. The Cottages are equipped with one queen bed in each room, air conditioning, lanai, barbecue grill and daily housekeeping service. No pets allowed. Seabee Cottage reservations are made through Construction Battalion Pacific, call 808-472-1605. For more information, go to http://mccshawaii.com/cottages.

For guests who may be anticipating an extended stay at MCB Hawaii, The Klipper Villas are the perfect home away from home. Located next to the Klipper Golf Course and Samuel Adams Sports Grill, these three- and four-bedroom units offer comfortable accommodations for PCS families. Features include complimentary Wi-Fi, a full kitchen, separate dining and living room areas, washer/dryer and daily housekeeping service. The two-bedroom Villa Suites feature two bathrooms, kitchen, living area, washer/dryer, Wi-Fi and lanais. Each bedroom has one queen bed. Pet friendly villas are available; ask for availability when reserving. For more information, go to http://mccshawaii.com/villas or call 808-254-2806.

 AIRPORT ARRIVAL

All flights lead to Daniel K. Inouye International Airport about 2 miles southeast of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam’s main gate and 7.5 miles south of Camp H.M. Smith’s main gate. The airport is 9 miles west of Waikiki Beach and 4 miles west of central Honolulu. Travel time to Waikiki is about 20 to 30 minutes by car, 40 minutes during rush hour. Your sponsor will greet you at the airport and help you get settled into your accommodations.

If you are not met by anyone at the airport and require lodging, contact your command duty officer or go to the USO. The USO of Hawaii’s lounge in the Overseas Terminal, at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, is available for use by all military personnel and their family members, reservists on active duty, retirees and Department of Defense civilians on orders. Call 808-836-3351 for more information.

Transportation options from the airport include taxis, shuttles, rental vehicles and Oahu’s public transportation system, TheBus (www.thebus.org or 808-848-4500). For more information about airport transportation, visit http://airports.hawaii.gov/hnl/getting-to-from/ground-transportation.

CHECKING IN

 Report in to the new command/unit immediately upon arrival. Upon checking-in, the service member will begin to receive Hawaii rates for Basic Allowance for Housing, Cost of Living Allowance (if eligible), Arrival Temporary Lodging Allowance and Dislocation Allowance. For Marines, check-in attire is service Alpha. For Navy personnel, check-in attire is summer whites.

To check-in, you will need:

  1. Reporting endorsement from your command.
  2. Original orders including web orders.
  3. If this is your first duty station, you will need orders from boot camp, recruiters assistance, MCT/TBS and MOS school. If you executed PCS/Temporary Instruction orders, you will need orders from your previous duty station and the TEMINS station.
  4. Airline invoices.
  5. Vehicle Processing Center invoices (applicable to those who shipped a vehicle).
  6. Receipts (examples: pet quarantine, hotel).
  7. Marriage/Birth Certificates — if you were married or had a child while in route to Hawaii, you must bring the appropriate certificate.

For questions, contact your sponsor or call 808-477-6377.

Marines

All Marines must report to their Hawaii command to receive command sponsorship for family (if applicable) and a billet assignment to be submitted to Installation Personnel Administration Center. Next, check into to the IPAC Inbound Section (Building 1043, First Deck; 808-257-3197/2197) to complete in-processing; Marines may delay or forfeit arrival entitlements if they fail to check into IPAC.

 HOUSING

Hawaii is a high-cost area, and housing can be one of the most expensive items. The first month’s rent and an additional deposit equal to one month’s rent are usually required. You should expect that utilities will not be included in your monthly rent with utility deposits required, but deposit waivers are usually granted to military personnel. In general, housing in Hawaii is smaller and of different design than most CONUS locations. Although Hawaii is a full weight allowance area for the shipment of household goods, it is a good idea to contact the housing office in Hawaii before PCSing for a pre-move assessment on what to ship and what to put into storage.

Your pets are part of your family, so it’s important to take the time to understand Hawaii state law and your housing community’s policies about them prior to your move.

 All military personnel inbound MCB Hawaii are required to register at the Family Housing Office prior to entering into an off-base lease agreement or to purchase a home. Failure to register may impact TLA entitlements or forfeit future government paid local move.

Family Housing Office

1571 Lawrence Road 
MBBH Kaneohe Bay, HI 96863
Telephone: 808-257-2676
Email: MCBH.G4.FMLY.HSG.FMB@usmc.mil
https://tinyurl.com/ya36xvgh

A quality house to make a family home is critical to a service member’s readiness and to promote resiliency. The MCB Hawaii FHO provides assistance to its military families in their quest to find a home on the island of Oahu. It will explain housing policies, the assignment/referral process and procedures working diligently with the Public-Private Venture (PPV) partner and other service providers at MCB Hawaii.

Ohana Navy Communities provides privatized housing to families of Marines assigned to duty on Oahu, and to members of other services assigned as tenant or supported commands at MCB Hawaii. It operates and manages privatized homes at Kaneohe Bay, Camp Smith and at Manana Housing. For more information about Ohana Navy Communities, see Page 12.

All privatized family housing applications are submitted via MCB Hawaii FHO in order to determine housing eligibility, assign housing category based on pay grade, and determine control date and assignment priority. All inbound members are advised not to send their personally identifiable information, DD Form 1746 (Application for Assignment to Housing) and other supporting documents to any third-party providers via the internet.

Service members accompanied by command-sponsored dependents must check-in with their unit and the Installation Personnel Administration Center, and report to the FHO within three working days of arrival. Marines will be required to provide a copy of their endorsed original orders, detaching and reporting endorsement from their S-1, and travel voucher/documents. Other service members supported at MCB Hawaii will need to provide a copy of their endorsed original orders and Command Sponsorship Letter.

Other family housing options while on the island of Oahu include renting, leasing or buying in the local community or leasing with other privatized housing partners including the Air Force’s Hickam Communities (see Page 12) and the Army’s Island Palm Communities (see Page 12).

If you are residing in MBG Hawaii privatized housing and need temporary loaner furniture while awaiting delivery of your household goods, call 808-839-8700 for program details and information.

Military members in command sponsored accompanied tours residing in off-base homes or apartments should contact the MCB Hawaii FHO eligibility and details about the Overseas Temporary Loaner Furniture Program at MCB Hawaii.

Schofield Barracks Housing Service Office is the Department of Defense executive agent for off-base housing on Oahu. It is responsible for providing assistance to Marines, Army, Navy and Air Force families in locating suitable off-base housing in the local community for lease or rent. See Page 12 for more information.

 TRICARE

Work with your health care provider, whether it’s TRICARE or another provider before you arrive in Hawaii to ensure a seamless transition in care.

Prime and Select

TRICARE is the health care program for active-duty and retired service members, their families and survivors. TRICARE provides health plans, prescriptions, dental plans and other special health programs to its beneficiaries. TRICARE’s mission is to enhance the Department of Defense and the nation’s security by providing health support for the full range of military operations and sustaining the health of all those entrusted to their care.

TRICARE offers a range of health care plans. TRICARE Prime is the mandatory health care option for active-duty service members. Family members of active-duty service members, retired service members and their families may also use this option. If you use TRICARE Prime, you are assigned a primary care manager at a military or network provider who delivers most of your care. If you need care your PCM cannot provide, you are referred to a specialist. Active-duty service members and their families pay nothing out of pocket for this option; however, there is less freedom to choose your provider. On Jan. 1, 2018, TRICARE Standard and Extra were combined into a new plan, TRICARE Select. Select is a standardized fee-for-service plan available to family members of active-duty service members, retired service members and their families. After you enroll in TRICARE Select, you may schedule an appointment with any TRICARE-authorized provider. Referrals are not required, but you may need prior authorization from your regional contractor for some services. You will pay a copay or cost share based on the type of care and provider you see. Costs for Select vary, but you will pay an annual deductible as well as a percentage of covered services. Non-network providers may charge up to 15 percent more than the TRICARE allowable charge; you are responsible for these extra charges. TRICARE also offers plans for remote and overseas locations, reserve military members, young adults who are no longer covered under regular TRICARE coverage and other scenarios.

TRICARE coverage is completely portable, so it moves with you when you relocate. Follow these simple steps to ensure you have no break in coverage when you move:

  • Do not cancel your TRICARE Prime enrollment option before you move.
  • Update your personal information in DEERS immediately when you arrive at your new location.
  • Select a new primary care manager.

If you are already using TRICARE Select, moving is easy. When you arrive at your new location, update your personal information in DEERS. Then find TRICARE-authorized providers in your new area. Remember, you may have a new regional contractor and claims filing address.

TRICARE’s online tools can help you find and compare plans that you are qualified to use. Beginning in 2019, however, TRICARE will allow you to switch between plans only if you have a “qualifying life event” such as the birth of a baby or a move. For a complete description of the types of coverage programs and regions, visit www.tricare.mil. For more information about recent changes to TRICARE, visit https://tricare.mil/changes.

Dental Services

Routine dental care for patients who are not active-duty is limited.

The TRICARE Dental Program is a voluntary, comprehensive dental insurance program offered worldwide by the Department of Defense to family members of active-duty service members, family members of National Guard or reserve members, and National Guard or reserve members who aren’t on active duty. Active-duty military are encouraged to enroll their family members in TDP; otherwise, they should be prepared to pay 100 percent of their family members’ dental costs in the civilian community.

Consider the following to find the best dentist for your needs:

  • Are the dentist’s office hours convenient for your schedule?
  • Is the dental office close to your home or office?
  • How are dental emergencies handled?
  • Does the office appear to be clean and well organized?
  • Is the staff helpful and friendly?
  • What are the dental office’s financial policies and how is insurance handled?

For more information, to enroll or find participating dentists, go to www.tricare.mil/CoveredServices/Dental/TDP or call 855-638-8371.

FAMILY RESOURCES

Picking up from one place and moving to another is always a hassle, especially when kids and pets are involved. Knowing whom to call or where to find information can help make the transition easier.

American Red Cross

www.redcross.org

The Red Cross helps members of the military, veterans and their families prepare for, cope with, and respond to, the challenges of military service.

The American Red Cross offers confidential services to all members of the military, veterans, and their families by connecting them with local, state and national resources through the network of chapters in communities across the United States and offices on military installations worldwide.

Local Red Cross offices develop and maintain relationships with key community partners. Military families rely on the Red Cross to help them identify their needs and connect them to the most appropriate Red Cross and community resources. This key Red Cross service includes responding to emergency needs for food, clothing, and shelter, referrals to counseling services (e.g., financial, legal, mental health), respite care for caregivers, and other resources that meet the unique needs of local military members, veterans and their families.

The American Red Cross Emergency Communications Center is available to help 24/7. Call 877-272-7337 or submit an online request at https://saf.redcross.org/css.

Armed Services YMCA

www.asymca.org

The ASYMCA is made up of 13 branches and about 20 affiliate locations at local Ys and on some DOD facilities across the U.S.

It makes military life easier by providing programs and services to the young men and women of all five armed services: Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard.

ASYMCA programs, services and events are designed to help the family come together, stay together and have the ability to adjust, bounce back and thrive wherever the services send them — with a particular focus on junior-enlisted men and women, the individuals on the front lines of defending our nation. Programs are offered at low cost and require no dues or membership fees.

Signature programs include: Angels of the Battlefield Awards Gala, Art and Essay Contest, Military Family Month, Operation Hero, Operation Holiday Joy, Operation Kid Comfort, Operation Outdoors, Operation Ride Home, Parent and Me, Teddy’s Child Watch and YMCA/DOD Military Outreach Initiative.

Find ASYMCA locations by visiting www.asymca.org/locations.

Operation Homefront

www.operationhomefront.org

Operation Homefront assists military families during difficult financial times by providing food assistance, auto and home repair, vision care, travel and transportation, moving assistance, essential home items, and rent-free transitional housing for wounded veterans and their families.

Helping military families gain long-term stability is a specific concern for Operation Homefront. Homes on the Homefront awards mortgage-free homes, impacting veteran families for generations to come. The caregivers for wounded warriors also need help and that is why Hearts of Valor was formed.

Operation Homefront’s annual gala recognizes extraordinary military kids. The organization also hosts multiple Homefront Celebrations, Star-Spangled Baby Showers, Back-to-School Brigades and Holiday Meals for Military events each year to show appreciation to military spouses.

Visit Operation Homefront online for more information.

United Service Organization

www.uso.org

Since 1941, the USO has kept our military men and women connected to their families, home and country no matter where they are or under what conditions they serve. Programs for military families include Couples Seminars: Stronger Families, Comfort Crew for Military Kids, Operation That’s My Dress, United Through Reading, Baby Showers: USO and What to Expect Present Special Delivery and The Sesame Street/USO Experience.

The USO also provides transition services to support Americans’ return to civilian life after completing their military service. For more information, go to www.uso.org/programs/uso-pathfinder.

Visit the USO’s website to find a location near you.

 

History

Hawaii Marine Corps MCB Hawaii History


Marine Corps Base Hawaii

MCB Hawaii is composed of the base in Kaneohe Bay on the Mokapu Peninsula, Camp H.M. Smith in Halawa Heights, Manana Family Housing, the Pearl City Warehouse Annex, Pu’uloa Range Complex near Ewa Beach and Marine Corps Training Area Bellows beside Waimanalo. The two major installations are at Kaneohe Bay and Camp H.M. Smith. MCB Hawaii is headquartered at Kaneohe Bay on windward Oahu.

Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay

Mokapu Peninsula

The human history of Mokapu Peninsula spans at least 1,000 years and is as diverse as the backgrounds of those who call Hawaii home. The story of Mokapu includes accounts of people, gods and the supernatural, tales of events that have proved to be of international importance and records the experiences of those who have lived within the wealth and limitations of island resources.

Archaeological evidence confirms human presence on Mokapu Peninsula since the 13th century A.D., when inhabitants would have enjoyed an area rich in natural resources, including seabirds, seaweed, shellfish and sea turtles. The archaeological record reflects only intermittent and temporary ancient use of Mokapu Peninsula.

By the 1400s, the Polynesian settlers had established permanent homes throughout the islands, including at Mokapu. They cleared native vegetation to construct homes and plant crops and built many small ko’a (fishing shrines) along the western coastline of Mokapu Peninsula, larger heiau (Hawaiian temples) on promontories and stone platforms and enclosures as foundations for pole-and-thatch houses. The early Hawaiians altered many shallow marine and marsh areas to create walled fishponds (loko i’a) where they could raise fish to be harvested.

The U.S. military history of the base dates to 1918 when, on the eastern shore of the peninsula, the area was commissioned as Kuwa’ahoe Military Reservation and later renamed Fort Hase. The U.S. Navy started development of the western side of the peninsula in 1938 as NAS Kaneohe.

During the attack on Pearl Harbor, a Kaneohe-based sailor named John Finn shot down one of the first Japanese planes and was later cited for his heroic actions. He became one of the first Medal of Honor recipients during World War II.

After the war, Fort Hase was rapidly emptied and NAS Kaneohe activities were reduced to limited air operations, a small security detachment and a federal communications center. Activities at NAS Kaneohe, however, continued with limited air operations and a small security detachment and a federal communications center remained. In May 1949, the Navy decommissioned and closed NAS Kaneohe Bay. All property (except buildings) was transferred to NAS Barbers Point. The Navy put Mokapu Peninsula land up for lease, but no interested parties came forward. By June 1950, only a small security detail remained.

In 1951, the station was proposed as an ideal site for combined air-ground team, so the Marines negotiated for control of the former naval air station. On Jan. 15, 1952, Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay was commissioned. The air station played an integral part in support of the American military’s efforts throughout the Pacific region between 1965 and the early 1990s.

In April 1994, the Marine Corps consolidated all of its installations and facilities in Hawaii under a single command — Marine Corps Base Hawaii, headquartered on the base in Kaneohe Bay. In October of that year, the Marine Corps deactivated the 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade and redesignated several of its units as part of III Marine Expeditionary Force, Hawaii. These units became tenants aboard MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay; their parent command, III Marine Expeditionary Force, remains headquartered in Okinawa, Japan.

Today, MCB Hawaii continues to serve as a fully functional operational and training base for U.S. Marine Corps forces. The commander’s vision is for MCB Hawaii to be the installation of choice for the warfighter: to continue to meet and exceed the expectations of those who use its facilities and services.

 

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