At the foothills of the Waianae ranges, lies the Schofield Barracks on an island in Hawaii named Oahu. The two towns, Wahiawa and Mililani are in close proximity of this army base. Honolulu is just 17 miles away from Schofield Barrack. Fort Shafter is located in the town of Kalihi, in the southern Oahu. The army base is spread over an area of 17,725 acres. The major purpose of this installation was to offer an area to the motile force of the Army of Pearl Harbor and the island altogether.
Cost of Living: Though Oahu’s cost of living is 9.20% lower than that of the U.S average, Hawaii has a cost of living which is quite high when compared to the nation.
Automated Telephone Attendant number: 808-449-7110
Base Population: The population of Schofield Barrack comprises of 22,441 military personnel, 32,790 dependent members, 7,625 non-combatant and 2,230 Reserve Component.
City/Area Population: Wahiawa has a population of 37,041; Mililani has a population of 53,931 and Honolulu metropolitan has population strength of 976,372.
Child Development Centers: Within the periphery of U.S. Army Garrison- Hawaii, there are 6 child care centers. They offer several child development programs catering to various age groups: the whole day care program for 6 weeks to 5 years children, Hourly Care for weeks to 12 years children and Part Day for 3years to 5 years children. To know more dial: 808-655-5314.
For the children belonging to age group of 4 weeks to 12 years, the Family Child Care has a special care program to provide the children with a homely atmosphere.
Youth Programs: The Youth services are facilitated by the Schofield Barracks Teen Center (808-655-0451) and Fort Shafter Teen Center (808-438-1487). The facilities available are computer lab, entertainment activities, video games, sports, leadership programs and Workforce Preparation facilities.
Airman and Family Readiness Center: 808-655-4227
Employment: Most of the employment programs are nestled in Honolulu. The ones interested to get employed are supposed to register at the Industrial Relations Workforce Development Division and Hawaii State Department of Labor. There are many offices located throughout the state. The unemployment rate here is 3.8% and the average household income s $72,292.
Financial Facilities: The banking facilities are served by the First Hawaiian Bank, Schofield Federal Credit Union.
FMWR Facilities: The activities which help to provide entertainment include auto hobby, camping, tennis, theatre, library, swimming pools, gym etc.
1 exchange system is available and 3 shoppettes are available on post. To contact: 808-622-1773
Medical Services: The US Army Health Clinic caters medical help in the Schofield Barracks which functions under the largest military health facility in the Pacific belt, Tripler Army Medical Center. The health care in Schofield offers medical assistance to the 34,000 militants, their family members and the retired personnel. To contact: 808-433-6661; 808-433-2778.
The Schofield Barrack’s 25th Infantry Division has been in existence since 1921. When the Japanese militants invaded the island of Oahu, on December 7, 1941, the 25th Infantry Division made its debut. They did not hesitate to station to the southern and eastern shores of the island in order to defend Hawaii from the Japanese army. This division became popular after the alleviating the Marines at Guadalcanal in 1942. They were honored with a nickname of “Tropic Lightning” after their stupendous performance in this operation.
The major units that the Schofield Barracks are composed of 130th Engineers, 19th MP BN, 205th Military Intelligence Battalion, 25 Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB), 25th ID Replacement Detachment, 25th Infantry Division HHC, 2nd Brigade, 30th Signal, 311th TSC, 3rd Brigade Headquarters, 45th STB, 516th Signal Brigade, 715th Military Intelligence Battalion, 8th TSC, 9th Mission Support Command, Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC), Tripler Army Medical Center, U.S Army Garrison, Hawaii, and U.S Army Pacific (USARPAC).
The housing units in Schofield Barracks are all privatized and are operational under the Island Palm Communities. The apartments were privatized in 2004.There are in total 7910 units. These houses are available in different styles. These houses are generally equipped with 2 to 5 bedrooms. The non-governmental housing units are quite expensive given the standard of living in Hawaii.
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