Schofield Barracks/Fort Shafter

Schofield Barracks is a United States Army installation and home to the 25th Infantry Division. Fort Shafter is the headquarters of the United States Army Pacific Command, the MACOM of U.S. Army forces in Asia and the Pacific Basin.

Location


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Schofield Barracks is nestled at the foot of the Waianae mountain range on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. The installation is located a few miles from the towns of Wahiawa and Mililani. Fort Shafter is situated among stately plantation-style homes and royal palm trees in south Oahu in the town of Kalihi. Hawaii’s cost of living is among the highest in the nation. The major source of that high cost of living can be attributed to the cost of housing.

History

The 25th Infantry Division traces its lineage to the Hawaiian Division, which has defended Hawaii since 1921. On December 7, 1941, the 25th Infantry Division received its debut of fire when Japanese forces attacked military facilities on the island of Oahu. The division without delay deployed to southern and eastern coasts of the island, ready to defend against a possible Japanese invasion. The division was made famous after relieving the Marines at Guadalcanal in 1942. Due to their superior performance during this operation, the 25th Infantry Division (25th ID) earned its nickname “Tropic Lightning.”

Mission

The 25th Infantry Division prepares for deployment to a theater of operations to perform combat operations as part of a corps counterattack. On order, it conducts theater-wide deployment within 54 hours of notification to perform combat operations in support of USCINCPAC theater strategy.

Population Served

Average Population

Military 20,535
Civilian 5,984
Active Duty Family Members 25,319
Retired Military 4,877
Retiree Family Members 11,826
Reserve Component 1,828
Reserve Component Family Members 3,134
TOTAL 71,675

Base Transportation

Currently, there is no base transportation on this installation.

Sponsorship

To obtain a sponsor contact the Garrison Sponsorship Coordinater at 808-655-8276; DSN 312-455-8276 prior to your arrival.

Temporary Quarters

If you are in transit to Schofield Barracks and have made reservations in advance you will be staying at the Inn at Schofield Barracks. Contact them at 800-490 9638, 808-624 9650, or by fax, 808-624 5606.

For all personnel in transit to the Fort Shafter area who had have made reservations in advance will be staying at the Tripler Lodging Facility, 808-839-2336, fax 808-433-6905.

Relocation Assistance

The Relocation Readiness Program offers a newcomer’s island tour and cultural orientation every Tuesday. For more assistance, contact us at 808-655-4227.

Critical Installation Information

Pit-bulls or any type of pit-bull breeding combinations such as American Pit-Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terriers or Staffordshire Terriers are strictly prohibited on installation.

Contact Information

The base operator’s phone number is 808.449-7110.