Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) is a United States military facility adjacent to Honolulu, Hawaii. It is a combination 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


Naval Base Pearl Harbor and Hickam Air Force Base were realigned to form Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam (JBPHH), which became fully operational in October 2010.

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Pearl Harbor Naval Station and Hickam Air Force Base have grown up together around the historic port, known as Wai’momi to the native Hawaiians, on Oahu’s south shore. The naval station was constructed shortly after the turn of the 20th Century as the United States began to take an active interest in Pacific affairs. Hawaii’s central Pacific location made it an ideal base by which to promote America’s interests in the Far East and to protect the vital shipping lanes from the Panama Canal to the U.S. west coast and beyond to the western Pacific. In December of 1911 the USS California, an Armored Cruiser, became the first large warship to enter Pearl Harbor and launch it into the future. Within a very few years a coaling station, shipyard, submarine base, naval magazine, Marine barracks, naval hospital and naval air station had been built.

Interestingly, it was the advent of aviation that drew the first connection between these two historic bases. In 1917 the War Department purchased land on Ford Island for the construction of an Army air facility which would eventually be named Luke Field. In 1923 the Navy acquired the opposite side of the island and established a naval air station. The two fledgling air bases would operate side by side until it was recognized that the Army and Navy air arms had grown sufficiently to warrant larger facilities. In 1934, the Army Air Corps oversaw the construction of a new air base on 2,200 acres of land adjacent to Pearl Harbor.   Hickam Field was completed and activated in 1938, becoming the principal airfield in Hawaii. For its part the Navy would now take ownership of the former Army facilities on Ford Island, which would become the home to the Pacific Fleet’s carrier operations.


“Customer service is our core competency. Team Pearl Harbor-Hickam provides service with aloha to the Commands, Warfighters and Families of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam at a level recognized as the benchmark among all military installations. Every member of Team Pearl Harbor-Hickam knows they are valued and appreciated, and they contribute to making Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam the best place to work on Oahu. Individually and collectively we are good neighbors and active partners in the Oahu community, exercising uncompromising stewardship of the fiscal, environmental, cultural and historic resources under our care.”

Population Served

Navy – Over 55,000 people

Air Force – 9,007 Air Force military members who have 22,518 dependents

Base Transportation

The free Navy Exchange shuttle bus provides services around Pearl Harbor. For more information on the NEX shuttle call 808-423-3344. The only authorized taxi service for military bases is “The Cab,” 808-422-2222.

Temporary Quarters

Personnel on PCS orders will have priority. Please make reservations at 1-800-NAVY-INN or visit the Navy Lodge website.

Navy Gateway Inns and Suites (NGIS) facilities are for authorized military travelers, DoD civilians, and contractors on official travel orders to Joint Base Pearl Harbor – Hickam (JBPHH). Active duty military and their dependents on leave, along with retirees may stay on a space available basis.

All military travelers on orders, destined to JBPHH, should contact NGIS for reservations as soon as their travel dates are known. Individual travelers may log-in to the link below to make on-line reservations or should call 1-877-NAVYBED (628-9233). The local reservations office number for group reservations is (808) 448-5888.

Relocation Assistance

Upon arrival, call the Military and Family Support Center (MFSC) for any assistance you might need.

Call 808-474-1999 or 808-449-0300

Contact Information

  • Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Quarterdeck: (COM) – (808) 473-1222
  • Region Operations Center: (ROC) – (808) 474-0302
  • Housing Office: (COM) – (808) 474-1820
  • Navy Federal Credit Union: 1-800-914-9494 (toll free)
  • Pass and ID: (808) 471-2131 or (808) 471-3627

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