Joint Base Pearl Harbor–Hickam

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Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam
Honolulu, Hawaii in the United States of America
An aerial view of ships moored at Pearl Harbor during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2004.
An aerial view of ships moored at JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014.
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam insignia, 2018.png
JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam is located in Hawaii
JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam
JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam
Location in Hawaii
Coordinates21°20′57″N 157°56′38″W / 21.34917°N 157.94389°W / 21.34917; -157.94389[1]
TypeUS military Joint Base
Site information
OwnerDepartment of Defense
OperatorUS Navy
Controlled byNavy Region Hawaii
WebsiteOfficial website
Site history
Built1899 (Pearl Harbor)
1938 (Hickam Field)
In use2010 (2010) – present (as Joint Base)
Garrison information
Captain Erik Spitzer
  • Navy Region Hawaii (Host)
  • 647th Air Base Group
Airfield information
Elevation3.9 metres (13 ft) AMSL
Direction Length and surface
8L/26R 3,752.6 metres (12,312 ft) Asphalt
8R/26L 3,657.6 metres (12,000 ft) Asphalt
4R/22L 2,743.2 metres (9,000 ft) Asphalt
4L/22R 2,118.9 metres (6,952 ft) Asphalt
8W/26W 1,524 metres (5,000 ft) Water
4W/22W 914.4 metres (3,000 ft) Water
Airfield shared with Daniel K. Inouye International Airport
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[2]

Joint Base Pearl Harbor–Hickam (JBPHH) (IATA: HNL, ICAO: PHNL, FAA LID: HNL) is a United States military base adjacent to Honolulu, Hawaii. It is an amalgamation of the United States Air Force's Hickam Air Force Base and the United States Navy's Naval Station Pearl Harbor, which were merged in 2010.[3]

Joint Base Pearl Harbor–Hickam is one of 12 Joint Bases the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission created.[4]

It is part of Navy Region Hawaii and provides Navy and joint operations Base Operating Support that is capabilities-based and integrated.

Naval Station Pearl Harbor[edit]

Pearl Harbor is 8 miles (13 km) from Honolulu. Naval Station Pearl Harbor provides berthing and shore side support to surface ships and submarines, as well as maintenance and training. Pearl Harbor can accommodate the largest ships in the fleet, to include dry dock services, and is now home to over 160 commands. Housing, personnel, and family support are also provided and are an integral part of the shore side activities, which encompasses both permanent and transient personnel.

Because Pearl Harbor is the only intermediate maintenance facility for submarines in the Middle Pacific, it serves as host to a large number of visiting submariners.

The Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station, Pacific (NCTAMS PAC), Wahiawa, Hawaii is the world's largest communication station.[5] The headquarters site of this shore command is located in the central section of the island of Oahu, approximately three miles north of Wahiawa.

Hickam Air Force Base[edit]

Hickam Air Force Base was named in honor of aviation pioneer Lt. Col. Horace Meek Hickam. It is under the jurisdiction of Pacific Air Forces (PACAF), which is headquartered on the base.

Hickam AFB remains the launch point of strategic air mobility and operational missions in support of the Global War on Terrorism as well as special air missions in support of the Commander, U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM) and Commander, Pacific Air Forces (PACAF).

In 2009, the base was used as the temporary operating location for Air Force One during Barack Obama's Christmas vacation at Kailua, Hawaii.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Airport Diagram – Daniel K Inouye Intl (HNL) (PHNL)" (PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. June 16, 2021. Retrieved June 16, 2021.
  3. ^ "Pearl Harbor merging with Hickam Air Force Base". The Associated Press. Retrieved April 28, 2014.
  4. ^ Twenty-six bases are in the process of being re-aligned into twelve joint bases, with each joint base's installation support being led by the Army, the Navy, or the Air Force. See Joint Base Background (part 4 of the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam webpage)[permanent dead link] (on Hickam AFB's official website). Retrieved 2010-06-18. To access other parts of the webpage, go to the bottom of the right-hand scroll bar and click on the down arrow (or the "page-down" double arrow). To go to earlier parts of the webpage, click on the up arrow (or the "page-up" double arrow). See Hickam Air Force Base#Internet webpage, for a partial list of the webpage parts that discuss joint basing and BRAC.
  5. ^ "Global Security". Retrieved April 28, 2014.
  6. ^ Obamas arrive at Kailua beachfront house - Honolulu Star-Bulletin - December 24, 2009


  • Mueller, Robert (1989). Active Air Force Bases Within the United States of America on 17 September 1982. USAF Reference Series. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-912799-53-6.
  • Rogers, Brian (2005). United States Air Force Unit Designations Since 1978. Hinkley, England: Midland Publications. ISBN 1-85780-197-0.


Public Domain This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website

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