Schofield Barracks Army Base
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 the 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." For more information, go to the 25th ID homepage.
The 25th Infantry Division deploys to conduct Decisive Actions in support of Unified Land Operations. The Division conducts continuous persistent engagement with regional partners to shape the environment and prevent conflict across the Pacific Operational Environment.