Pearl Harbor- Hickam Joint BaseNew
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam delivers best-value base operating support to our supported and tenant commands enabling their operational mission success while simultaneously providing the highest quality installation services, facilities support, and quality of life programs.
Pearl Harbor was established as a U.S. Naval Base in 1908 and remains a vital part of the U.S. defense establishment today. Pearl Harbor is a national historic landmark because of its essential contribution to the rise of the U.S. as a major power in the Pacific and the crucial role it played in World War II, beginning with the December 7, 1941 attack. For more information please visit Pearl Harbor's homepage.
Air Force Specific
Hickam Field was named for Lieutenant Colonel Horace Meek Hickam, an aviation pioneer, killed in a flying accident at Fort Crockett near Galveston, Texas. Hickam Field was dedicated on May 31, 1935, and officially activated in 1938. In 1957, Headquarters Pacific Air Force was established at Hickam Air Force Base. The unification of Pacific Air Forces was a historic "first" in which all USAF fighting forces assigned to the Pacific and Far East areas were consolidated under one command.