Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam


Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

Naval Region Hawaii - Emblem.png Pacific Air Forces.png

Part of Navy Region Hawaii
Pacific Air Forces (PACAF)
Located near: Honolulu, Hawaii
US Navy 030131-N-5884W-019 USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) pulls past the Arizona Memorial and the battleship USS Missouri (BB 63) as she enters Pearl Harbor.jpg
USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) pulls past the Arizona Memorial and the battleship USS Missouri (BB 63) as she enters Pearl Harbor.
F-22 Hickam AFB.jpg
F-22A Raptor of the United States Air force 15th Wing.
Type Military base
Coordinates 21°20′59″N 157°57′31″W / 21.34972°N 157.95861°W / 21.34972; -157.95861 (JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam)
In use 1898 - present
Controlled by United States Navy
Airfield information
IATA: HNLICAO: PHNL
Summary
Elevation AMSL 212 ft / 65 m
Website http://www.cnic.navy.mil/PearlHarbor-Hickam
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
4L/22R 6,952 2,119 Asphalt
4R/22L 9,000 2,743 Asphalt
4W/22W 3,000 914 Water
8L/26R 12,300 3,749 Asphalt
8R/26L 12,000 3,658 Asphalt
8W/26W 5,000 1,524 Water
Sources: FAA,[1] official site[2]
JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam is located in Hawaii
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JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam
Location of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii
USS Missouri (BB-63), now a museum ship, docked at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) (IATA: HNLICAO: PHNLFAA LID: HNL) is a United States military facility adjacent to Honolulu, Hawaii. It is an amalgamation of the former United States Air Force Hickam Air Force Base and the United States Navy Naval Base Pearl Harbor, which were merged in 2010.

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Overview

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam is one of twelve joint bases that were created as a result of the 2005 Base Closure and Realignment Commission.

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

As part of Pacific Air Forces, the United States Air Force 15th Wing provides strategic and tactical airlift capability to PACAF and Air Mobility Command operating the C-17 Globemaster III. It also enhances[clarification needed] PACAF's power and reach operating the F-22 Raptor.

Naval Station Pearl Harbor

See Pearl Harbor for additional information and history

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. The headquarters site of this shore command is located in the central section of the island of Oahu, approximately three miles north of Wahiawa.

Surface ships presently homeported

Arleigh Burke-class destroyers = 6 Destroyers

Ticonderoga-class cruisers = 3 Cruisers

Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates = 2 Frigates

Submarines presently homeported

Los Angeles-class submarines = 16

Virginia-class submarines = 3

As part of the 2006 Quadrennial Defense Review, the Navy announced in early 2006 that it would shift 60% of its attack submarines to the Pacific by 2010.

USS Missouri

USS Missouri (BB-63) ("Mighty Mo" or "Big Mo") is a United States Navy Iowa-class battleship, and was the fourth ship of the U.S. Navy to be named in honor of the U.S. state of Missouri. Missouri was the last battleship built by the United States, and was the site of the surrender of the Empire of Japan which ended World War II.

Missouri was ordered in 1940 and commissioned in June 1944. In the Pacific Theater of World War II she fought in the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa and shelled the Japanese home islands, and she fought in the Korean War from 1950 to 1953. She was decommissioned in 1955 into the United States Navy reserve fleets (the "Mothball Fleet"), but reactivated and modernized in 1984 as part of the 600-ship Navy plan, and provided fire support during Operation Desert Storm in January/February 1991.

Missouri received a total of 11 battle stars for service in World War II, Korea, and the Persian Gulf, and was finally decommissioned on 31 March 1992, but remained on the Naval Vessel Register until her name was struck in January 1995. In 1998, she was donated to the USS Missouri Memorial Association and became a museum ship at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Hickam Air Force Base

Headquarters, Pacific Air Forces
C-17 Globemaster II and F-15 Eagles of the 15th Wing, 2008
65th Airlift Squadron Special Air Mission DV aircraft
Air Force One (in air) and its backup on the ground during a 2003 visit by George W. Bush
See Hickam Field for additional information and history

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 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.[3]

Units

Hickam is home to the 15th Wing (15 WG) and 67 partner units including Headquarters, United States Pacific Air Forces (PACAF), Headquarters - Hawaii Air National Guard and the 154th Wing (154 WG) of the Hawaii Air National Guard. The Air Mobility Command's 515th Air Mobility Operations Wing (515 AMOW) provides tactical and strategic airlift within the Pacific region.

In addition, Hickam supports 140 tenant and associate units.

The 15th Airlift Wing is composed of four groups each with specific functions. The 15th Operations Group (15 OG) controls all flying and airfield operations. The 15th Maintenance Group (15 MXG) performs aircraft and aircraft ground equipment maintenance. The 15th Mission Support Group (15 MSG) has a wide range of responsibilities but a few of its functions are Security, Civil Engineering, Communications, Personnel Management, Logistics, Services and Contracting support. The 15th Medical Group (15 MG) provides medical and dental care.

  • 15th Operations Group (Tail Code: HH)
15th Operations Support Squadron
15th Air Support Operations Squadron
535th Airlift Squadron (C-17)
65th Airlift Squadron (C-37, C-40)
96th Air Refueling Squadron (KC-135)
19th Fighter Squadron (F-22)
  • 15th Maintenance Group
  • 15th Medical Group
  • 15th Wing Staff Agencies
  • Major Tenant Units
154th Wing
201st Combat Communications Group
3d Space Operations Squadron/Operating Location-Bravo
515th Air Mobility Operations Wing
624th Regional Support Group (AFRC)

Previous names

  • Flying Field, Tracts A and B, near Ft Kamehameha, United States Army (Origns)
  • Hickam Field, 21 May 1935
  • Army Air Base, APO #953 (official designation, 16 May 1942-31 May 1946)
  • Hickam Field, 1 Jun 1946
  • Hickam Air Force Base, 26 March 1948-1 October 2010

Major Commands to which assigned

Major units assigned

  • 5th Bombardment Group (B-17, B-18) (January 1939 - November 1942)
  • 11th Bombardment Group (B-17) (February 1940 - July 1942, April - November 1943)
  • 19th Troop Carrier Group (C-47) (January 1941 - August 1948)
  • 90th Bombardment Group (B-24) (September - November 1942)
  • 318th Fighter Group (P-39, P-40, P-47) (October 1942 - June 1944)
  • 307th Bombardment Group (B-24) (November 1942 - February 1943)
  • 38th Bombardment Group (B-24) (October - November 1943)
  • 41st Bombardment Group (B-25) (October - December 1943)
  • 531st Air Transport Group, (June 1948-June 1949)
1500th Air Transport Wing (C-47, C-54) (June 1949 - Jul 1955)
Redesignated: as 1502d Air Transport Wing, (Jul 1955-Jan 1966)
  • 50th Military Airlift Squadron (July 1952 - December 1969)
  • 1502d Air Transport Wing (July 1955 - January 1966)
  • 15th Wing (November 1971–present)
  • 154th Wing (19?? - Present)
  • Hawaiian Air Depot (April 1943 - May 1948)

See also

Base Realignment and Closure 2005 Department of Defense Joint Basing Program:

References

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  • 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.

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