NAS Barbers Point in 1958.
Gate at Naval Air Station Barber's Point as it appeared in December 1958
Naval Air Station Barbers Point (ICAO: PHJR, FAA LID: JRF), also called John Rodgers Field (the original name of Honolulu International Airport) is a former United States Navy airfield closed in the 1990s. It was later reopened as Kalaeloa Airport in 1999.
NAS Barbers Point was closed by Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) action in the 1990s, with the Navy aircraft, primarily P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft assigned to squadrons of Patrol Wing Two, relocating to Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, now Marine Corps Base Hawaii, on the other side of the island. However, Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point, with its complement of HH-65 Dolphin helicopters and HC-130H Hercules aircraft, remained after the Navy's departure. Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point is the only Coast Guard Air Station within the 14th United States Coast Guard District. It is also home to Naval Air Museum Barbers Point which preserves the history of the base and also has a collection of aircraft that reflect the US Navy, Marines, and Coast Guards presence on Barbers Point and in the state of Hawaii.
This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.
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