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First 'Pearl Harbor Colors' Ceremony January 15
USS Halsey to return from deployment
Next 'Pearl Harbor Colors' Ceremony set for Feb. 26
Next 'Pearl Harbor Colors' Ceremony set for Mar. 19
Navy Confirms Death of Sailor Sunday in Hawaii
Alleged Hazardous Material Confiscated at JBPHH
Navy goes to Merrie Monarch
Green is color of Next 'Pearl Harbor Colors' Ceremony
Shipyard Personnel to Conduct 'Pearl Harbor Colors' Ceremony, Honor History and Heritage
USS Michael Murphy to return from Western Pacific Deployment
USNS Mercy and USNS Millinocket To Depart Hawaii for Pacific Partenership Deployment
Dock at USS Arizona Memorial Under Repair. Navy, Coast Guard Investigations Underway
Vietnam Veterans to be Honored at the Next 'Pearl Harbor Colors' Ceremony
Drinking Water Remains Safe in Red Hill Vicinity
Vietnam Veteran Tim Guard to Be the Guest Speaker at Thursday's 'Pearl Harbor Colors' Ceremony
Navy Region and MIDPAC Change of Command set for Friday
'Pearl Harbor Colors' Ceremony to Salute Youth
Red Hill Fuel Facility is a national strategic asset
'Pearl Harbor Colors' 70th anniversary of the end of WWII in the Pacific
Former POW Gerald Coffee to be guest speaker at Thursday's 'Pearl Harbor Colors' Ceremony
U.S. Navy signs EPA and state of Hawaii consent order
USS Preble to Return from Independent Deployment
Navy seeks public input at open house scoping meetings
USS Theodore Roosevelt to arrive in Pearl Harbor Sunday
Navy invites Board of Water Supply to tour Red Hill
Chinese Navy Ships to visit Hawaii Sunday
Navy to celebrate Festival of Lights in Pearl Harbor
USS Chafee to return home from independent deployment
Chief of Naval Personnel visits Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam
COLA Living Pattern Survey takes place from Feb. 1 to March 1
Civilian helicopter goes down in Pearl Harbor
CNRH Represents Navy at Hawaii Governor's Gold Star Proclamation Signing
Hawaii Sailors Engage with Praxis to Fight Sexual Misconduct
Navy's Red Hill Tanks Pass Tightness Testing, Show No Leaking
Naval Forces Visits Hawaii
Navy Continues Stakeholder Comms on Red Hill
Secretary of the Navy Visits Hawaii Sailors, Marines
Career information Center assists Pearl Harbor commands with retention awards
Navy’s partnership with Polynesian Voyaging Society
Pearl Harbor Remembers the Battle of Midway
Native Oysters Making a Return to Pearl Harbor
Exercise Citadel Pacific 2019 taking place through June 28
Fair Winds and Following Seas to a Pearl Harbor Icon
Hawaii hurricane season has begun
Chung-Hoon Sailor recognized for saving child's life
Navy paves way forward on renewable energy
USS Oklahoma Sailor to Receive Full Honors at Funeral Service
Forged
Pearl Harbor Sailor Laid to Rest in Kansas After 78 Years
Joint services spread suicide prevention awareness
Loko Pa'aiau Fishpond Cleanup
Taking energy conservation action
MEDIA ADVISORY: Red Hill Partners To Share Info With Public
USS Wayne E. Meyer Celebrates 10 Years
Hawaii-based Sailors Test Changes During Physical Fitness Assessment Study
JBPHH Hosts "Midway" Red-Carpet Premiere
COMSUBPAC AND UH Use Drone to Deliver Supplies to Submarine
Pearl Harbor welcomes USS Boxer, 11th MEU
Media Advisory: Gun Salute at Joint Base for November 15, 2019
News Release: Navy Announces Three Deaths in Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shooting
News Release: Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Security Forces Respond to Active Shooter
News Release: Active Shooter
News Release: Active Shooter-update
USS Wayne E. Meyer Returns from Deployment
PMRF Wins 2019 Navy Community Service Environmental Stewardship Award
USS Abraham Lincoln arrives in Pearl Harbor for port visit
PMRF Conducts Egg Hunt
News Release: Security Incident at Nimitz gate
Navy and Air Force celebrate 17th annual Makahiki Festival
News Release – Oahu Military Family Readiness Provides Resources to Meet Service Members Needs
Navy Region Hawaii Hosts Navy Wounded Warrior Sports Camp
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A Strategic Base in Paradise

Navy Region Hawaii oversees the U.S. Navy's largest and most strategic island base in the Pacific. The Navy region extends over 23,000 acres of land and water on Oahu and Kauai and serves as the host for the headquarters of seven major Navy commands, including the Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet.

Under the command of Commander, U. S. Pacific Fleet, Commander, Navy Region (COMNAVREG) Hawaii is the regional coordinator for all shore-based naval personnel and shore activities located in Hawaii as well as Midway Island, Kure Island and the islands of Wake, Johnston, Palmyhra and Kingman Reef. This overall responsibility involves a land and water area of some 59,516 acres.

The most important mission of COMNAVREG is coordinating the Navy's local support of the Pacific Fleet. This support involves port and housekeeping services for 29 surface ships and submarines homeported in Pearl Harbor, and more than 60 shore commands and activities.

These services extend to our transiting fleet units as well as many ships of friendly allied navies which rely on our support when they visit Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. During a major fleet exercise such as the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC), the logistic support for more than 75 ships is coordinated by COMNAVREG in a team effort with local commands.

Other major commands within Navy Region Hawaii are Pacific Missile Range Facility, Kauai, Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station, Pacific and Commander, Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific.
 

Since the late 1800's, Hawaii has played an important role in America's strategic defense. It is home to the Commander, U.S. Pacific Command, which geographically is the largest of the eight unified/specified U.S. commands. It is the nerve center of our Pacific defense.

Following tourism, the military is most important to Hawaii's economy, contributing more than $4.6 billion a year* and employing 27,000 civilians. There are more than 55,000 active duty military personnel on the islands, 65,000 family members and 10,000 National Guard and reservists. Also among Hawaii's military population are 13,000 retirees and 101,000 veterans receiving more than $55 billion yearly in disability and pension payments.

Headquarters at Makalapa (next to Pearl Harbor) is the Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, the Naval component who reports to Commander, U.S. Pacific Command. PACFLT is the largest naval command in the world, responsible for 102 million square miles of ocean, nearly 200 ships, 1,700 aircraft and more than 225,000 Sailors and Marines.

Two major fleets make up their forces, the Seventh Fleet in the Western Pacific and Third Fleet in the Eastern and Mid Pacific, along with major Naval bases on the mainland's West Coast, in Hawaii, and in Japan. 

Upon arrival to Navy Region Hawaii, Navy personnel are authorized TLA (Temporary Lodging Assistance) while waiting for military housing. Provided is a list of TLA approved hotels, Navy Housing Availability and Public Schools for Navy Housing Residents for your convenience.

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