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The unveiling of the new command flag during the Full Operational Capability Commemoration Ceremony when the two bases merged to become Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Oct. 1, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Eric J. Cutright)

FACT SHEET: Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

The former Naval Station Pearl Harbor (NAVSTA Pearl) is one of the Navy's busiest harbors. Its mission is to enable maximum mission readiness of our tenant commands and activities by providing the highest quality installation services, facilities support and quality of life programs. Annually, Naval Station Pearl Harbor completed an average of 65,000 boat runs and transported 2.4 million passengers between Ford Island and other harbor locations. Navy-manned USS Arizona Memorial tour boats transport nearly 2 million visitors to the memorial each year. Naval Station owns and operates one of the Navy's largest recreation and special services programs, has its own police and security force and is responsible for DoD firefighters in 13 stations islandwide.

Located within the Hawaiian archipelago on the southern, central and western portions of the island of Oahu, NAVSTA Pearl occupies more than 14,000 acres of land on three separate locations: Pearl Harbor Naval Complex, Naval Magazine Lualualei Branch (Lualualei Annex), and Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Pacific (NCTAMS PAC) in Wahiawa, also known as Wahiawa Annex.

Hickam Air Force Base began as Hickam Field completed in 1938 and serving as home to the U.S. Army’s flying units in the Hawaiian Department, the Hawaiian Air Force.

Between 1948-2010, the Air Force operated the renamed Hickam Air Force Base as the primary U.S. mobility hub in the Pacific, supporting U.S. operations by servicing transient aircraft and facilitating the deployment, return, and supply of service members in Korea, Vietnam, the Middle East, and on humanitarian missions.

On Oct. 1, 2010, NAVSTA Pearl Harbor combined with Hickam Air Force Base to become Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) as part of the Base Realignment and Closure Commission Law of 2005, which specified realignment of 26 bases into 12 joint bases.

When it became fully operational on Oct. 1, 2010, JBPHH combined two historic bases into a single joint installation to support both Air Force and Navy missions, along with our tenant commands, and all our service members and their families. By capitalizing on best practices of both services, we continue to enhance our warfighting readiness, maximize delivery of installation support services throughout the joint base, and capture identified efficiencies.


Installation Overview:
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam is the larger of Navy Region Hawaii's two installations. JBPHH is home to more than 175 tenant commands, 11 ships, 18 submarines and 6 fixed-wing aviation squadrons. Total base population is 66,300+ Navy and Air Force active duty personnel, civilians and family members.



  • 19,100+ active duty members
  • 22,100+ dependents
  • 11,400+ DoD civilians
  • 700 selected reserves
  • 12,700 retirees and family members


Major Navy tenants include:

  • Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet
  • Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet
  • Commander, Navy Region Hawaii
  • Commander, Naval Surface Group, Middle Pacific
  • Commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific


Other Major Navy tenants include:

  • Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility
  • NAVFAC Hawaii
  • Navy Information Operations Command
  • Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Pacific


Key Air Force and non-Navy commands include:

  • Pacific Air Forces
  • 15th Wing
  • 154th Wing (Hawaii Air National Guard)
  • Joint POW-MIA Accounting Command


- The C-17 Globemaster III is the newest, most flexible cargo aircraft to enter the airlift force.  The C-17 is capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and all types of cargo to main operating bases or directly to forward bases in the deployment area.    

- The KC-135 Stratotanker provides the core aerial refueling capability for the United States Air Force and has excelled in this role for more than 50 years. It also provides aerial refueling support to Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps and allied nation aircraft

- The F-22 Raptor is the Air Force's newest fighter aircraft and performs both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions allowing full realization of operational concepts vital to the 21st century Air Force.


(Last Updated: 2/26/15)

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